My question was:
How is the doctrine of hell compatible with an all-merciful, all-loving, and all just God?
I was suprised that he answered it first. Well, he sort of answered it. He claimed the the justice part was why God was going to burn people forever. He also gave the free-will (blame the victim) answer. He didn't say anything I haven't heard before. I really should have written down his response, but I was inundated with chat comments about me being an atheist, so I was a bit distracted and I missed some of the pastor's explainations.
Maybe, I shouldn't have told them that I was an atheist, but I didn't want to be accused of going in under the radar or of being sneaky. I was asked once why I would go to the Q&A. I gave my stock answer of, "I was Invited." The other chatters stuck up for me. I thought that was nice.
I challenge any atheist who reads my blog to go to the next Q&A.
December 10, 6:30PM central time at http://live.brandnewchurch.com/