You were addressing KingJ here, and I am not directly answering the question you posed to him. I just wanted to make note that this question on the part of an atheist seems to be a deflection. Remember in John 21:20 - 22 where Jesus is talking to Peter about his future and Peter turns around and, seeing John, asks "what about him?" Jesus' answer was, essentially, "Don't worry about him, you follow me." The atheist who is not a child, mentally ill, or otherwise incapacitated, needs to worry about himself, not how God deals with people who are not like him.
I'm lost. Can you clarify?
If you are saying I'm deflecting, I would like a clear explanation as to how since I am a very straightforward person. Perhaps my writing is coming across wrong and I need to address it.
The point of my post is that there are questions that atheists and new believers, myself including, have had or do have or that didn't have but came up from others asking those particular questions. I don't find anything wrong with inuring, God wants us to get to know him, correct? If so, that means everything about him, which can mean the difficult things as well, no?
Hope I'm not completely misinterpreting your post, Rumely....