According to the Oxford online dictionary:
1 [mass noun] the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions:
Judgement is not synonymous with punishment. Punishment is meted out after a considered decision and a sensible conclusion.
An example might be eye for an eye.... The punishment is set after a considered decision to fit the crime?
No western civilised society considers that any crime warrants death (note some American states perhaps are not civilised). So how does the simple and harmless (in so far as no harm is done to another) 'crime' of unbelief warrant eternal torment/hell/annihilation?
To a logical mind if no crime deserves death, much less eternal destruction, then unbelief resulting in the same makes no sense at all.
Now this is what the unbelieving cannot reconcile, and who can blame them? I'm guessing that the theists also cannot reconcile this illogical stance, but they choose to avoid the issue, and rather stick to the interpreted doctrines they have been given.
If you believe that unbelief deserves eternal death, ask yourself, do you love your neighbour enough to go and question God about this with an open honest attitude?
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