we don't need to note a complex moral calculus that is beyond the scope of the human mind to have this discussion. it's pretty simple. no one deserves to be punished for all eternity - end of story. that's not my viewpoint as an atheist, it's my viewpoint as a human being who has compassion for others. Bull Connor, despite his failings, doesn't deserve to be punished for all eternity, for any reason, let alone in order for his children to live good lives. the concept of eternal punishment in hell, and for people to actually believe it, is such a vulgur, barbaric concept that it could only have been dreamt up by a backward, uncultured civilisation with little to no education. for anyone to justify it in the modern age - frankly, there's just no excuse for it.