Comment: I did not say there is no hell nor did I say there is.

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I did not say there is no hell nor did I say there is.

My comment was addressed to the orthodox Christian teaching on the duration of hell as existential punishment on which the OP was basing the argument for a brutal authoritarian God. The argument itself is valid and it would be true if the premises were true. This is why I addressed the truth rather than the validity of the premises.

The existence of hell is taken in this context as a given. If there is no hell then there is no debate as to its duration nor as to the nature of God and the question is moot.

If one is a serious student of scripture then these matters are important. It is evident that you do not fall into this category so you appear to have wandered into a discussion in which the terms of the debate are alien to you. This may serve to explain the intemperate nature of your riposte to my honest response to your question.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)