(Original post by Politricks)
That's a very narrow view of why people aren't Muslims and why they supposedly deserve to be tortured without end; there is no such thing as choosing your faith, and there is no such thing as free-will.
Non-Muslims are not Muslims simply because they don't see a good reason to believe in Islam, they didn't choose to not believe in Islam for the same reason you didn't choose to not believe in Christianity or Judaism.
Faith is not a choice, people don't choose what they believe. I didn't choose to become an Atheist, nor did you choose to remain a Muslim. I am an Atheist because there's simply no evidence for god or Islam. And no, vague, ambiguous, and loosely interpreted verses are not evidence (if you didn't already know, plenty of Christians and Hindus also claim that their scriptures are full of supposed 'scientific miracles'
If you still think that people choose their beliefs, then try this:
I'm now going to ask to believe in Santa Claus...
...okay, so by now you should have attempted to believe in Santa Claus, and you have most likely failed in genuinely believing in Santa Claus. But why? You didn't choose to not believe in Santa Claus, the reason you don't believe in Santa Claus is because you don't see a good reason to believe in Santa Claus. And this is exactly why people aren't Muslims, it's not because they chose to not believe in Islam, it's because they find Islam hard to believe.
The conditions for entering the Islamic heaven is gullibility, Allah expects people to believe that Muhammad seriously flew to Jerusalem on a flying horse, Allah expects people to seriously believe that Mary had a virgin birth, Allah expects people to believe in the age old unscientific unfounded myth that humanity was instantaneously made from clay, and so on and so forth. And if you don't believe any of those improbable stories, then you are doomed to hell. I can try to make myself believe in those stories, or any other story from any other religion as hard as I possibly can, but I wouldn't be able to believe in it, not because I chose to not believe in them, but because I am compelled to not believe in them.
And for argument's sake, if Allah really exists, then he would be sending people to hell for beliefs that they did not choose. Is that really a just and merciful god?