Gus Lloyd just said on his Catholic Radio Show, Seize the Day that we decide if we are going to heaven or hell by the manner in which we live and die.
We send ourselves to either heaven or hell.
As it concerns hell, it lets God off the hook. He does not come off as the bad Guy if He is the one, in His omnipotence, who condemns us to hell. Okay, we can soften that and say He confirms or ratifies our decision for him or against him.
I can make mistakes in my decisions and sometimes through no fault of my own. Only God, when He judges me at my particular judgement will know for sure. Why? Because He is the one and only Supreme Being. I am His creature and not His equal!!!!!
I don't save myself or condemn myself for eternity. But Gus says we have the choice ourself as to whether we will live forever in a smoking or no smoking eternity.
That's heresy pure and simple, no!?
What does the Church teach about who is responsible for us being condemned to Hell? God who makes no mistakes in His judgement or we who are fallen, disordered, fallible creatures of the Supreme Being?