I started this same topic on another forum. So far I haven't got any replies. So I'll put it forward to you guys here.
Someone on that forum made this statement:
"God won't punish you and send you to hell if all you are always trying to do is the right thing"
This got me thinking.
As we all know, atheism is simply a lack of belief in a deity. And being an atheist does not make the person evil either. Therefore, if there is an atheist who is always trying to do good (there are so many atheists like that), and he practically succeeds in doing good throughout his life time, even better than those who believe in God; is he still going to be sent to hell?
Thanks for your anticipated responses.