Hi Buddha, you are talking about a fearful god, which is the opposite to what I believe in. I believe God is love, therefore, punishments cannot exist. We are all apart of God, why would god punish apart of himself for something he did? The bible is not 100% accurate. It is written long ago and many things had changed over these period of time. It is time we expand on our belief systems to include new understandings. Also, I believe my path is not the only path, but merely another one. All paths lead to God. Therefore, no matter what path we choose, we will re-member with God. By the way, not believing in god does not make any difference, as long as you believe in life, it is the same thing. Life is God demonstrated. God is life. We are life. We are God.