I asked this in another post, and was accused of being sarcastic. True, I often am, but I'd like to see some answers to the questions about hell.
First, a caveat:
Lately, any question that concerns Christian dogma is characterized as an anti-Christian post. I am not anti-Christians. Many people, including my parents, are Christian, and I love them dearly and respect them deeply. I simply don't believe in that religion. Not believing is not the same as being disrespectful. I put religion in the terms that I believe, just as those who believe make their statements according to those beliefs. In other words, I don't always use the upper case when I write "god", and I use words like "supposedly". I do not take that as being disrespectful of what I feel to be true.
Christians in this section write about their beliefs in terms that are right for them--with the assumption that their beliefs are right and true, and don't carefully tip-toe around the wording of those things because others have different beliefs. Get what I mean? I don't get offended if a Christian talks about her beliefs in terms that frame her beliefs, so how could anyone be offended if I term my views in terms that frame mine?
With that said, I'd like to get back to the question of hell.
Long ago, people believed that hell was a fiery lake somewhere "down there" where Satan lived and tortured those who sinned against God. Now that we are more aware of what is actually "down there" and it doesn't fit the previous beliefs, and now that we know that heaven isn't somewhere above the clouds, but some place that will open after Jesus' second coming, what does that mean for hell? It certainly doesn't await a second coming if its Satan's realm. He wouldn't be so polite to wait for the souls he so greedily wants for his own.
So. . . what is hell? Where is hell? Is it a place? Is it a different dimension? What do you believe it to be?Answer Question
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