Stray Thoughts #5: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“Serial Killer?

Victims
  1. There are 1.2 billion people in India, give or take a few dozen
  2. Most of those people are Hindus & therefore polytheists
  3. The majority of Hindus are decent law-abiding citizens – husbands who love their wives, mothers who love their children
  4. But no matter how good they are, God has doomed them to be tortured in hell for eternity
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Killers
  1. God created the cultural isolation of the Hindus, engineered their loyalty to India’s official religion, endowed them with the pious motivation to teach their (unfortunately, non-Christian) values to their kids – and then he designed the penalty for this ‘wrongful’ behavior?
  2. And yet, the run-of-the-mill serial killer who rapes & tortures children need only come to Jesus on death row, enjoy a final meal of fried chicken – and then he spends eternity in heaven?
What does this vision of life have to do with moral accountability?

polytheism

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