Let us say for a moment that orthodox Christianity is correct in its drawing of a human being.
That is: that man is an autonomous being with free-will. They use this to justify God’s sending disobedient humans to hell.
Let us forget for the moment that we can’t even conceive of free-will; other than it meaning an uncaused cause which isn’t allowed because God’s the only uncaused cause right?
Well what is it about free-will that justifies God in sending us to a nasty place for a very long time if we don’t do what he says?
He may have the might to do so; but might isn’t right. Right?
2+2 doesn’t = 4 because the terminator says so; does it?
So you’re born and you have this thing called free-will. With this free-will you make choices that displease God. For these choices he hurts you forever.
Now where is the link between humans having free-will and God having such a right?
“There is a moral law!” They say.
Again let’s by-pass Euthypro’s dilemma (“Is something good because God says it is; or does God say it’s good because it is good”) and go with the flow.
Why do we; who have free-will, have to follow this moral code?
We could choose to; sure. But we could also un-choose to as well!
“Ah but that would break the law!”
“Ah but I don’t choose to follow the law!” You blow a raspberry.
We’re back to the question “What gives God the right to punish humans forever because we have free-will?”
We didn’t choose to be born.
We didn’t sign the contract that bound us to abide by the moral law.
We didn’t even choose to sign the contract that bound us to abide by a contract signed by us.
So what does this make of the orthodox God?
It makes him a playground bully who beats you up because you won’t play his game his way!