The Tyranny of Hell and the Vileness of God
Moreover, the ideas about hell held historically by most religious believers are of disproportionately severe punishments. You look at the imaginatively foul tortures being dished out in the hells of Hieronymus Bosch, or some Buddhist art, and reflect that the worst people in human history do not deserve to be endlessly devoured and shat out by a canary-shaped demon.
Roz Kaveney has hit the nail in the head. The punishment of an eternity in hell is completely disproportionate to even the most ‘evil’ of ‘sins’, and the fact that it’s a supposedly loving God that will send living beings to suffer that punishment makes it even more grotesque. And don’t pull out any bullshit about Satan, that sadsack is God’s little helper, in no way is he the ‘enemy’ of YWHW! God even admits to this in Isaiah 45:7 –
YHWH does ALL of it, he’s behind the most heinous acts of man, the ones that then doom man to hell!
How can any sane individual believe the actions of this vile character are ‘good’? Why would anyone want to praise this maniac?