A God of love and a God of Eternal Torture... what?
The biggest beef I have with Christianity is the absurd notion that eternal torture is in any way 'just' or 'moral'. To me, it seems impossible and illogical to try to reconcile the idea of a loving God with a wrathful, jealous, angry God that tortures some of his children for eternity for simply not believing in him.
If we heard a story about how someone tortured 500 children by burning bits of their flesh off, for over 10 years, we would be morally outraged and call this person a monster. We would demand justice and the death penalty most likely for this terrible evil fellow. Yet, what the Bible suggests is something infinitely worse and infinitely more cruel and immoral.
Christians seem to attempt to justify it by saying things like "God never sends anyone to hell, they choose to go there"... etc. That's a load of BS in my book. They might not believe in God, but they certainly didn't "choose" to end up in a lava pool for all eternity either. Or, the idea that because God is perfect, he cannot be in the presence of sin. This seems like an incredibly childish and ignorant argument. Are these people assuming that God, who created everything in the entire cosmos, cannot simply eradicate sin? Or that God cannot deal with sin? God created everything. I think they are lowering God to their level by putting limits on him that humans can relate to.
The concept of a God of love eternally torturing people seems bipolar to me, no matter what angle I view it at.