After stalling for days in answering the question “will babies (or children) burn in the Christian hell”, the lunatic Christian fanatic Cerbie/Paulus finally answered, and boy was it anti-climactic! His answer to what should be an easy question for anyone who claims to believe in a “loving” God? Three words: “I don’t know”. And there it is. Christianity in a nutshell. Even a question that should only have one natural answer (since God is not an evil, cruel tyrant) stumps the Christian fanatics! But we really cannot blame them. The Christian religion simply does NOT give them much room to work with on this difficult issue. The root of the problem is, of course, the doctrine of original sin, which I have discussed in previous article.
What is more ridiculous is that the “I don’t know” answer leaves open the possibility that babies and children are not exempted from the fires of hell, at least according to Christianity. But what it even worse is Cerbie’s excuse for this horrible doctrine: the babies and children will be punished for sins they committed (and hence, in his diseased mind, Cerbie thinks that his god is “just”!). Oh well, that makes it all better, right? Cerbie’s god will torture babies and children in hell for “sins” that they committed, even though any reasonable person would know that they have no understanding of right and wrong, and thus, it would be extremely unjust to hold them accountable for those “sins”. And since Cerbie and his god cannot grasp this simple concept, we can only come to one conclusion: they are both incompetent and evil.
Let’s put this in perspective. There have been many child murderers in human history. These evil monsters tortured and killed their victims in the most brutal ways possible. Obviously, Christians will have no trouble saying whether these people will be in hell or not. Of course they will (but it will be not necessarily for the type of sin they committed, because all sin is the same to the Christian god). But since the Christian god is evidently justified (according to Cerbie) to also burn children, it is conceivable that while he tortures the child murderers in hell, he will also torture the victims as well (assuming they never accepted Jesus as their savior, which is more than likely for most of these poor children)! Not only this, but if a child murderer “came to Christ” before he died, he would be saved, but his victim would be in hell (because he/she died in his/her sins)! So how does that make the Christian god look? Pretty evil, yes? The Christian god is probably the most evil figure ever imagined, infinitely more frightening and dark than any real serial killer ever could be.
Luckily for us though, this is NOT the True God (and I am sure there are many Christians who do not believe as Cerbie does, but unfortunately, their views are cases of wishful thinking and nothing more). The True God burns child murderers in hell. He brings babies and children into Heaven, because He is truly just and compassionate. A baby who dies in infancy (as horrible as that is), will be in everlasting peace and joy in Gardens of Paradise. As a well-known hadith tells us, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had a dream where he saw the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) in Paradise surrounded by many children. Who were these children? When the dream was explained to him, he was told that:
“…the tall man you saw in the garden is (Prophet) Abraham, and the children around him are those who died upon Al-Fitrah (the Islamic Faith of Monotheism).”‘ The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet (ﷺ) , “O Messenger of Allah! What about the children of Al-Mushrikun (i.e., polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad (ﷺ))?” The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, “And also the children of Al-Mushrikun.””
So, the children of unbelievers who died in infancy or childhood will be in Paradise. Unlike the Christians, Muslims can give a clear-cut answer without any ambiguity or uncertainty. The reason for this is that we worship the One God, who is Al-Rahman and Al-Rahim. As I said before, Christians really need to do some soul-searching.
In a future post, I will discuss the many theories that have been posited by Christians from the early history of the religion right down to the modern age.