The history of Catholicism right from the get go is littered with depictions of hell. From the scriptures to private revelations we know, perhaps most recently in explicitly vivid terms from Fatima we know (presuming Catholic doctrine is correct) that the vast majority of humanity is going to Hell. The church may be more reluctant today to announce who is going or who may be there already but this seems pretty set in stone.
So to be it begs the question, what's the point of the salvation plan?
God has proven on several occasions that he can forgive people of original sin (as he did with the Virgin Mary prior to or at conception) without any act or faith on their part, and has also shown several times throughout the bible, such as when he hardened Pharaoh's heart, he can and will compel humans (with no regard to their free will) to either serve him or as was in the case of Pharaoh act against his chosen holy agents. The scriptures are littered with accounts where God darkened or made hard a heart, or either he or his chosen prophets have deliberatley deceived otherwise innocent people (As Abraham did when he claimed his wife was his sister, and handed her over for adulterous liaisons to a man who would have refused otherwise) for what seems to be no other reason than amusement.
With the knowledge that God does and at one time frequently did disregard mens free will, if not actively deceiving them, why bother with this grand divine piece of theater? Everything since the fall has demonstrably been shown to be utterly unnecessary since God has "cured" original sin without being asked, and compelled men to act in ways they would not have without his influence.
More than that, if God desires all men to be united with him for an omniscient and omnipotent being (who again, has no regard for free will) his plan seems woefully inefficient. He knew from the outset his plan was doomed to failure, and so countless billions of human babies have been born for no other purpose to provide the elect with a certain smug pleasure as they roast for all eternity.
I've been told previously on here I align pieces of Catholic teaching together incorrectly, what would be a better frame to explain this from. I am left with two conclusions at the present.
1.The Catholic God is neither Omniscient or Omnipotent, his poor plan stems not from malice but from incompetence and the inability to modify his plan as he must have surely observed it to be failing as most of humanity, both Catholics and non, are still all going to the hell he formed not quite understanding the consequences.
2. The Catholic God is a Sadist who especially enjoys developing Stockholm syndrome in his crreations/victims, not vastly unlike those children who play life simulators like the Sims and spend their entire time torturing their virtual creations to insanity or death. He knows his plan isn't working and deigns not to change it despite being able to, or to view it from an even darker perspective paying more heed to divine perfection and omniscience the damnation of most of his creations was his intention to begin with.
I'd appreciate your thinking on this matter.