I thought that the Christian God was supposed to love all of humankind, but Dante says that that is not the case. According to Dante, in order to be accepted by God, you would have to be born in the right place at the right time and just so happen to be preached Christianity to know how to follow all the rules. Otherwise, eternal suffering is in store. Apparently, this is justified by a story where Jesus descends into hell to save Abraham, Moses and such. Why would an omnipotent God need to use such an elaborate plan to evacuate these “pagans” instead of teleporting them to heaven in exactly zero seconds (since he’s supposed to be omnipotent)? Why does God send people like Abraham to hell in the first place? Why does God not just tell all human beings (including the ones in remote lands where Christians don’t live) about his existence and exclusive powers? Maybe all of this is somehow justified somewhere in scriptures and I’m just too uncultured, but I find it hard to suspend my disbelief at all with these stories to appreciate them from a believer’s point of view.