Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
The excerpts I quoted are factual assertions that are well-defined and stand alone without the entire context of the section. It is only those excerpts that I wish Ivanhoe to address. The rest of the section you quoted consists primarily of vague platitudes.
Actually, your excerpts do not
stand alone, which is why I copied out the entire section.
Your question was:
As I have cited before, the Catholic Catechism published by the Vatican states that non-converts are cursed people who shall be cast into a furnace. ... Do you accept or reject this tenet of the faith?
First, CCC 1037 makes it clear that "a wilful turning away from God ... and persistence in it until the end" is necessary to go to hell. Hence, it is not merely non-converts, but persistent and obstinate non-converts who refuse
to be converted that go to hell (also -> 1034).
Second, CCC 1035 makes it clear that the chief punishment is not physical pain, but a spiritual one - eternal separation from God. The "eternal fire" (i.e. your "furnace"😉 is more a spiritual fire than a physical one.
Edit: Given the elaborations above, my answer to your question would be, yes.