The importance of going to hell.

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    Why not go to hell? This is why hell is quintessential for you. You need to repair your collaterals as you go on in life. This is however impossible, because this would require to reset time. So, who can reset time? Only the Creator can. Resetting it then requires that you are not put back in the simulation, so hell with you. Your take?
     
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    No one ends up in hell unless they make that decision ahead of time. It's a decision to be separated from God. Hell is just an affirmation of that decision, and makes it permanent.
     
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    But if you don't pray, and I exclude self serving prayers, then you have not made any work for your balance. Then what choice do you have but to go to hell? Prayer itself is helpful to work with the time problem too, but not much when you begin praying only because you don't have enough time left.
     
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    I'm trying to imagine why anyone, even a masochist, would decide "Yeah, yanno, I think I'll opt for Eternal Torment. I mean, why not, right?"
     
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    Even ISIS burns people to death once and its done.

    But we're supposed to worship some imaginary, invisible creature who says that if I don't worship him, if I don't get down on my knees and mumbo some jumbo, he'll burn me for ever and ever and ever.

    Pffft.
     
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    There is no balance. God doesn't grade on a curve. There is nothing you can add to the sacrifice Christ made to remove the sin that separates us from our Father. It is a gift. Your contribution to your salvation from hell is to accept that gift.
     
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    Hell is not literal fire, that is a metaphor. Hell is eternal separation from God, with all that implies.

    God is the source of all light, the source of all truth, the source of all life, the source of all love. Being cut off from the source of all light, truth, life and love for all eternity is what hell is. It's actually much worse than fire, if you think about it.

    This is not a decision God makes. If you read the Parable of the Prodigal Son, God wants us all back, no matter how much we've done wrong, or how long we've been gone.

    Atheist objections that somehow God is to blame for people's decision to reject him are illogical. The decision to reject God must be possible as a consequence of free will.
     
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    Salvation is a gift, but we are free to accept or reject the gift of salvation, and we do that with our thoughts, words and deeds.
     
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    God will not force you to love him Luddly Neddite, that is your decision. Your choice to love or not love God is your own. You have free will.
     
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