It is my understanding that people who do not follow catholic faith and accept Jesus as their way of life go to hell. But is this true even for good human beings, or human beings of goodness that change the world (ghandi) but are not catholic? Why do they go to hell?
I thought of this today as i go to a Buddhist death anniversary today (thane). Alot of my fathers friends are Buddhist, as is he, and they are very good people, often better than most catholics i know. And alot of people i know that have passed away had non catholic faiths. What I’m concerned about is that these people are tortured forever just because they had faith in something else. It just doesn’t make sense that god sends decent human beings to eternal suffering, simply for not believing in him.
I don’t know much about heaven and hell, so answers from knowledgeable people about hell are much appreciated.