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Isn’t Hell Enough?

I don’t understand why Christians believe in Earthly justice. Why send a murderer to prison for 60 or 70 years when they will be sentenced to Hell for all eternity? Isn’t Hell enough?

It seems to me that from the Christian perspective, human justice is somewhat meaningless. How can evil sinful humans compete with God’s perfect justice system of eternal torture for every offense and no parole? Murder a million people, Hell! Work on Saturday, Hell! Both crimes are equal in the eyes of the Lord.

Since Christians can be more than confident that God’s justice system will catch all wrongdoers, wouldn’t it be merciful to let these criminals out of prison. Shouldn’t we trust God with their fate?

If God wants to punish them in live as well as death, I am sure he would find a way to do it. I don’t think Christians ought to put their trust and faith in human justice.

As an atheist, I have no confidence in God’s justice and no faith in the judge. So I strongly support the imperfect justice systems of humans.

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  • PRG

    They might repent in jail and then get off scot-free. So…skip church, hell. Kill, torture and rape 20 people and repent…heaven. So they have to be punished on earth!

  • http://geniesetfree.blogspot.com Lizelle Niit

    Indeed, PRG, you speak great truth. Why expend great quantities of energy doing what the world (and presumably God) considers moral if you can simply repent at the end? Surely God’s infinite grace will cover you. For even more comprehensive eternal insurance, why not repent immediately after committing every so-called ‘wrong’ act? In that way, if you happen to die that instant, you will still avoid hell.

    I disagree with you on one point, however: while it is true that earthly systems of justice may serve the purpose of prompting sinners to repent, I have to question whether we really want that. If they repent God will refrain from judging them, and if God truly is the best judge then surely they (and we) will be better off if they are judged by him. Therefore I suggest that we not punish wrong-doers at all, but rather let them go scot-free on earth so that they do not feel guilty and repent and then end up in heaven to spoil it for the rest of us (who are, of course, impeccably moral ;-) ).

    But seriously now, the idea of a literal hell is obviously complete nonsense and I find it painful that we even have to attempt to disprove its existence. According to the Christian theology I’ve read hell is simply non-being, or the failure to actualise one’s full potential as a human being. In that sense we create our own hell.

    earthly justice vs. eternal justice is a false dichotomy. In so far as earthly justice systems aim enhance the quality of life for as many people as possible and treat criminals as humanely as possible, they ARE eternal, because they are in keeping with deep, lasting values that transcend superficial concepts of right and wrong (two values I’m particularly thinking of are love and commitment to the enhancement of life).

    The idea of eternal justice being somehow related to a particular being (who is allegedly perfect) judging each of us according to the sum total of all the actions we’ve performed and all the thoughts we’ve thought…well, that’s simply ludicrous. Any branch of Christianity that says that and means it literally deserves to be attacked and mercilessly disproved.

  • http://www.myspace.com/diana_graves Diana

    Never understood that one myself.