In this video Patton makes a few points: (1) Hell is not a doctrine that is easy to understand or affirm. (2) We don’t have a vote in truth; therefore, if hell is real this doesn’t change whether or not we like it. (3) Hell seems to be a place that is eternal, so this doesn’t leave much room for the idea that it is a place of purification (like a purgatory) or merely temporal.

This is not much different that much of what I wrote yesterday (see here), except that he is less agnostic about his interpretation of texts that describe hell whereas I am willing to say there is a lot that I simply cannot know about hell and the “eternality” of God’s punishment. What are your thoughts on Patton’s take?