What is hell?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by vasuderatorrent, Oct 21, 2019.

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What is hell?

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  1. Eternal torment

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  2. Death

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  3. An unpleasant state of natural existence

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  4. New Jersey

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  5. Other (please describe it for us)

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    Some believe hell is death. Others believe it is eternal torture. Others believe hell is a metaphorical state of being in life that is unpleasant.

    Eternal torture seems so unrealistic. It seems like the resources necessary would be exhausted at some point. We often witness people dying. We occassionally experience unpleasant circumstances or witness people who appear to be miserable. It is interesting to note that those who experience misery are that way because of bad philosophy and/or bad behavior. I think this could be verbalized by calling it eternal torture because it often feels like the misery will never end. That is why many turn to suicide for relief. The pain feels unending. There is nothing wrong with a good metaphor when the literal words don't seem to suffice.
     
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    Being reincarnated as yourself, and not being able to change a thing
     
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    Jesus said that the wages of sin are death. I think this means separation from God and whatever plans He has for the afterlife.
     
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    What is Hell ...

    involuntary retribution for evil -
     
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    Hell is being eternally separated from God.
     
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    Hell is fantasy, created and deployed to keep people in line.
     
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    This place when granpa murked you is drunk
     
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    I believe that hell is being in eternal limbo with but one chance of repentance. Death, as described by God, is the result of the one unpardonable sin of cursing God. The punishment of death is complete non-existence for that person. Dictionaries and certain Christian religions have different definitions.
     
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    ...where all the fun people are.
     
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    Other. Hell put simply is that place absent of God, kind of like spending a whole weekend watching democratic debates on television with your mother-in-law and no alcohol in the house.
     
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