Questionable Motives

February 22, 2010

Is hell real and everlasting?

According to the pope it is.

Yup, the central message of christianity is that it’s all about god ‘s love. With visions of eternal torment haunting your ‘free’ choice if you make the wrong one, can you feel the love?


  1. Nope afraid not – I can see the trap though… I don’t trust anyone who is pushing religion at all – priests know what the purpose of indoctrination is – they are immoral. No true god would require fear for people to believe in him – and if a true god did, then would he get respect off his creations – I mean real respect?

    I also think it is funny how Catholics see hell as ‘being down there’ – the underworld – has it not occurred to them, that this is because someone observed the earths mantle, and didn’t understand it, put two and two together and got five…. it is sure is dam hot down there… but I assure you it is not hell and there is no Satan living in it.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — February 23, 2010 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

  2. Ok guys, Hell means separation from God and unhappiness.They do not teach that it’s down there. You know so little and claim to be so intelligent. You obviously know nothing of Christianity and that is why you make so many mistakes blogging. I encourage you to stop blogging on Christianity until you study and understand it. Otherwise you just look foolish!

    Comment by 4amzgkids — February 28, 2010 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

    • No he doesn’t, 4.

      Benedict XVI said that in the modern world many people, including some believers, had forgotten that if they failed to “admit blame and promise to sin no more”, they risked “eternal damnation — the Inferno”.

      Hell “really exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more”, he said.

      It’s a pretty drastic change in the meaning of our words in our language to suggest that “inferno” really means the unhappiness caused by a separation from god. It is the use of the word as a noun – as a place – that proves that the pope means what he says, that the inferno “really exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more.” Your interpretation is badly skewed if you think the pope means that this real place is a state of unhappiness.

      Comment by tildeb — February 28, 2010 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  3. “Is this merely a metaphor to illustrate the state of separation from God? Although God is omnipresent, He is said to dwell in heaven, because the light and grandeur of the stars and the firmament are the brightest manifestations of His infinite splendour. But the damned are utterly estranged from God; hence their abode is said to be as remote as possible from his dwelling, far from heaven above and its light, and consequently hidden away in the dark abysses of the earth. However, no cogent reason has been advanced for accepting a metaphorical interpretation in preference to the most natural meaning of the words of Scripture. Hence theologians generally accept the opinion that hell is really within the earth. The Church has decided nothing on this subject; hence we may say hell is a definite place; but where it is, we do not know. St. Chrysostom reminds us: “We must not ask where hell is, but how we are to escape it” (In Rom., hom. xxxi, n. 5, in P.G., LX, 674). St. Augustine says: “It is my opinion that the nature of hell-fire and the location of hell are known to no man unless the Holy Ghost made it known to him by a special revelation”, (City of God XX.16).”

    Comment by 4amzgkids — March 1, 2010 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  4. Amazing how you conjure up some personal meaning to justify your belief in imaginary things. Hell like god is imaginary, someone invented it to frighten people into believing in the God of their religion – without Hell and its consequences there is no fear, therefore hell has to be a place of suffering, and whether that suffering is described as burning, torture or any other unpleasant punishment is irrelevant – it is described as a punishment for not believing in god, for not being religious.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 1, 2010 @ 7:06 am | Reply

  5. It is for sinning MUR and not believing. I did not make that up. That is the church teaching.

    Comment by 4amzgkids — March 1, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply

  6. The Church made it up and you believe them? Ask the Church how they know hell exists?

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 2, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

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