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.
We cannot recognize the fallenness of our world without a revelation given to us from outside our frame of reference.