I wrote this post entirely from my own meditations and contemplation of the relevant ideas. It wasn't until I went searching for images to attach to the post that I found this article:
I totally disagree with the conclusion but it raises many of the necessary questions one must consider when one contemplates universalism. This topic is very difficult to address because it is hardly the simple question that it seems: one constantly trips over one's presuppositions and assumptions based on our increasingly limited interpretations of the Bible. I think this article notes many of these presuppositions without even being aware of how they limit the possible conclusions.