I came across this post on a Protestant alplogetics forum, and I would like to know what the Catholic response would be. Thank you in advance.
I recently viewed a debate on YouTube between Christopher Hitchens and four Christian apologists, which included William Lane Craig. Here is the link: youtube.com/watch?v=2j3VU1T8ALU
At 37:00 Hitchen invokes an Austrian woman named fraulein Friesel who was locked up in a basement for 24 years where she didn’t see daylight and was raped and sodomized by her father at his will. Sometimes in front of other children (her siblings?). Hitchens points out how she likely begged god to save her while he stood there idle and watched and did nothing. How could such a thing be part of his plan. When Rick Warren spoke he said that she will get justice and that under Hitchens’ worldview there is no justice. Hitchens could have come back with the following which I would love to hear a Christian provide a satisfactory answer to:
Let’s suppose that her father eventually got caught and received a life sentence of jail for his crimes (which may have actually happened, I am not familiar with the details of the story). If he would have reflected upon his past actions and turned to the Bible and Jesus, seeking forgiveness while repenting, he would be absolved of his sins and would be allowed in heaven. So where is the justice? There is none. But wait it gets worse. If fraulein Friessel, after being tormented for years and having her prayers go unanswered many, many times, grew angry, cursed and denounced Jesus and/or God, she would end up going to hell for eternal torment in fire.
Throughout history there must have been many, many evil doers who have ended up in heaven while their victims ended up in hell. You don’t even have to denounce god to go to hell, you just need to have heard of Christianity and not accept it. Meanwhile the most evil person could get into heaven by repenting his/her sins after a lifetime of evil actions.
Christian doctrine is bankrupt of moral responsibility and in many, many cases justice.