Divine retribution and unconditional love. Can only one attribute be real?
In the beginning, before creation, we are told, there was only Yahweh.
Yahweh, perfect in all attributes, then created a perfect universe, even though scriptures only call creation good, thanks to lack of faith or understanding of reality.
We are told that god loves all he created unconditionally, including us.
We are also told that the vast majority of us will end in the purposeless tortures of hell and death.
That is divine retribution from god against those who we think imperfect sinners.
A god who loves all of creation unconditionally, due to being created perfect, as a perfect god would create, would not torture and kill his perfect souls.
Either there is no divine retribution, or there is no unconditional love. Unconditional love would overshadow ant divine retribution.
Divine retribution and unconditional love cannot both exist together in god, unless unconditional love can torture and kill what it loves, which is counter intuitive.
Can you solve this little conundrum?
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