I overheard a conversation between an agnostic and a Christian. The agnostic asked some questions, but a couple of them stood out in my mind: 1. If God is all-merciful, why would He create puny human souls with a sinful nature and punish them forever and ever since they can't help but live in sin? 2. Why does God get satisfaction from the eternal suffering of these wretches since He knew from the beginning that they would not believe the Gospel?