Your faith that what God is doing is right and just, albeit beyond your understanding, is identical to agreement with what God is doing.
I don't see that it is, or certainly not in every situation. I don’t think it’s worth debating, though – bottom line is that I do believe that God is just, and is loving. Our concept of love and justice is flawed.
Here though, it sounds to me more like you're worming out of it with yourself. Having faith that Hell is a good thing, versus feeling/believing that it is a good thing...could you explain the difference?
As I've already stated, hell is in no way
a good thing. The struggle you correctly sense is to do with the need for it's existence - my inability to understand God's perfect nature, and God's inability to allow any wrong-doing go unpunished, how Jesus' death makes it possible for us to avoid that punishment. I don't pretend to fully understand these things. But - I am willing to accept those things are true because I do understand them on a certain level, and my faith that it is God who created mankind is very strong.
EDIT: You specifically asked me to clarify something, and I didn't. What I mean by "we should be amoral, then" is that what I read in your last comment of that post was you saying that humans like to be the ones to "point fingers" (ie. make moral judgments) and should not.
We do like to point out wrongdoing, and injustice, and we do have a tendency to overlook our own wrongdoing in the process. It doesn't mean we shouldn't seek out try to deal with wrong-doing, but we don't always do it very well.
This interpretation is reinforced by your reliance, in the rest of the post, on the idea that human moral judgments of the universe, are
You must have mis-understood me or I didn't express myself clearly, because I don't think that. See above. Moral judgements on God, on the other hand, are certainly foolish and unjustified. But...understandable.
Should that person be in hell? No moral judgment, just leave it to God!
How would you decide? Hypothetically? If you had that power?
Should that person be in jail? No moral judgment, just leave it to God!
I don't believe that.
Err...that's amoral. It's also reinforced by the Bible, given what YHWH, in the Garden of Eden story, wanted from humans. He didn't want humans to be moral agents. Adam and Eve became ones anyway, an unforgivable crime for which we are supposedly still paying. Morality is a sin.
Morality isn't a sin. It's true we are born with a sinful nature, and it's nigh on impossible for us to understand why we suffer for something we're born into. But we also can't deny that we have free will
, and that we choose to do wrong.
I'll be honest...the garden of eden story is a real mind-bender for me. I'll discuss it more when I respond to Screwtape (but that won't be for a while, probably)