When did Christianity invent hell and god’s imaginary condemnation of man?

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    When did Christianity invent hell and god’s imaginary condemnation of man?

    I have read where god cursed the ground, Gen 3;17, cursed is the ground for thy sake. Nowhere do I see where god condemned or cursed mankind directly.

    When and why did Christianity invent the notions and lies surrounding hell and man’s condemnation?

    Was it to loosen our purse strings or just to use fear as a tool of social manipulation and control?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF6I5VSZVqc

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x296qzz

    Why do the gullible still believe this obvious lie?

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    Christian hell is a redo of HADES----it's not all that new
     
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    True, but the condemnation and false guilt are not.

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    false guilt-------sheeeeesh-----do not torment yourself, my son---
    all the boys do it
     
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    "Christians" didn't invent these. The imagery of "heaven" and "hell" are part of human commonality; they are everywhere in time and space throughout the ages that we know anything about.
    All these images must be taken as simply the inherent, 'hard-wired' human mind. It has been called collective unconscious. If that isn't programming, it certainly resembles it.
    Of course, there is nothing to prove, in any sense that even a majority would accept, that the Christian version is wrong.
     
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    It’s more complicated of a subject than you can handle. Which is why you asked it in such a amazingly stupid fashion.
     
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    Not really. Hell first appeared in the Christianity in the Apocalypse of Peter written in the second century that largely mirrored imagery used by Homer, Plato and the like based on Jesus' reference to the site where garbage was burned. Early Christians believed as the Jehovah Witnesses do today--hell does not exist. The unworthy just cease to exist.
     
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    What Did Early Christians Believe about Hell?
     
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    Your own source says its sources are not authoritative
     
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    The sources are what they are; representative of early Christian beliefs. They are not authoritative of what hell actually is.

    Early Christians did not believe as you said they did.

    You can always provide your non-authoritative sources. Because my sources are from early Christians who were discussing their beliefs about hell.
     

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