Originally Posted by kael03
I have a legitimate question about God. If He's all-loving, all-forgiving, gave us the ability to choose, why does he have a special place full of torture and fire for those of us that chose not to believe in Him? He supposedly gave us the ability to choose anything we want, including the choice of whether or not we want to believe in him, but he will send us to be punished for all eternity if we choose to not believe in Him? Give me a logical reason behind the existence of Hell for non-believers.
In addition to this, it could easily be argued that there really isn't even much of a choice. You really don't have any real choice to make. At least I know I don't.
Uh, what I mean is that there isn't any credible evidence that suggests any god even exists. So for me, or probably any one else that relies on reason, there isn't really much of a choice. 'No god' is really the only option actually being presented here.
That said, I'm sure people will argue that you can still choose to believe in god or not, even without having the options clearly presented to you. But I would disagree based on the nature of belief. Belief itself isn't really about making a choice. I can't actually chose to believe some imaginary monster exists, like really, honestly believe in it. Because deep down I still think it's bullshit. Nothing changes that except evidence or experience or whatever. It's not an actual choice I can just make. I can pretend to believe in shit, but I can't choose to actually and honestly believe in shit just like that.
Which would make the whole 'belief = heaven; not-believing = punishment' thing pretty immoral in of itself. Especially since eternal punishment seems to be the type of punishment we're talking about. Eternity is a long fucking time to be punished for something you can't even really control. It's like god was created by barbaric men who thought stoning people for stupid shit was a good idea...