I propose that the Penal Substitution view of the atonement is nothing more than cosmic child abuse. Discuss.
To flesh it out, marginally, penal substitution can be summarised thus: God is wrathful with the sin of humanity. God needs to punish sin, but instead of punishing humanity, sends his Son to be punished in humanity’s place - hence, penal (i.e. Jesus paying the penalty) substitution (i.e. in our place). More succinctly, God wants to beat ‘the hell’ out of us, but instead beats ‘the hell’ out of his Son. Sounds like child abuse.