Many thinkers over the centuries have observed that the best way to find out what a person really believes is to observe their actions. I believe this is deeply true. It is affirmed by the Christian scriptures, other wisdom traditions, and just plain common sense.
The following presents a philosophical case for the absurdity that lies at the heart of prevailing notions of eternal damnation, here defined as any view holding that self-aware beings will be kept in existence to endlessly suffer.
In a debate between famed atheist Christopher Hitchens and Calvinist pastor Douglas Wilson at The King’s College in 2008, Hitchens harshly criticized the biblical instruction to love one’s enemies.
When I think of the One who is both simple in pure Act and the abundant overflow that is productive of all things, I am left to wonder about the relationship of ‘all things’ within the realm of necessity and possibility.