Someone made the comment: “The idea of a god sentencing someone to an eternity of "hell" is so laughable that it shouldn't even cross our minds.”
That comment was in response to a genuine appeal for help from a budding atheist regarding thoughts like, “What if Christianity is right?” Some help.
Let me ask, Is it laughable that someone might choose to deny the existence of Creator God or any concept of the supernatural? Is it laughable that someone might actually WANT to live without God in their lives? That’s not too laughable is it? People do it all the time. Atheist Nexus is reserved for people who do exactly that. In fact the percentage of those who choose to live like that has rocketed all the way up to 1.6% of the population in the U.S..
Or how about this? Is it laughable to believe something is correct and then weeks, months or years later decide that you were wrong all along? That’s not too laughable is it? People do it all the time. I mean, has your life been completely free of errors in judgement? Probably not. So what’s my point? My point is this.
God doesn’t “send” people to hell. Hell is simply the place where people will go if they have CHOSEN to deny God's existence and in all probability it will be the destination for the children of atheists who have believed their parent's teaching that God does not exist. Hell is simply the end of the road that you've CHOSEN to travel on for the duration of your life on earth. If you get on a bus that says it's headed to Denver, in all likelihood you're going to end up in Denver. Nobody made you go to Denver. You made the choice to go there by getting on that particular bus.
This is not rocket science, although it is a spiritual reality. You’re either on the road to hell or you’re on the road to heaven. Deciding to deny God in your life is a decision to go to hell. You may not like it but it's a decision nevertheless. In John 3:18,36 we are told that we BEGIN life ON the road to hell and if we do nothing about that, well, that’s where we’ll end up. So, unless you are really, really, really confident that 98% of the people in the world are wrong about there being a Supreme Being, I’d say you have good reason to ponder the wisdom of your choice to live the rest of your earthly existence denying God's existence.