People live for a finite period of time. No matter how badly they behave during their lifetime, how can infinite punishment be deemed appropriate by anyone but a raging, hate-filled entity? Take Adolf Hitler for example. He was a bad guy, responsible for the deaths of millions. If anybody deserves some serious retribution, it's him. But think about it: if he had to spend a century in the torturous lake of fire described in the Bible for each individual who died because of his actions, that would come out to somewhere around a billion years of agony. And yet, as measured against eternity, his punishment would have only begun. It doesn't sound like justice to me. It sounds like revenge on a monumental scale, and I can't fathom the level of malevolence that represents. Could a loving God really be that cruel? So how about us regular sinners? We get the same punishment as Hitler? It just doesnt seem reasonable.