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Posted by Mark on October 17, 2001 18:10:37 UTC

I sometimes find myself wonderring what the afterlife could be like. What are your guys' personal oppinions?

What do you think hell really is... fire & brimstone and eternal torture, or a frightening nightmare you just can never seem to wake up from. Or perhaps hell is coming back to Earth as a psychotic mental case with little or no control over mind and body, and living your entire life stringed up to a bed post in a padded room. On the same token, you could be falsly convicted of murder and spend your life cooped up in a dirty 6x8 cell with unpredictable blood thirsty and sex crazed rapists and muderers. Or could hell, in your oppinion, be something worse yet?

I myself believe hell to be a timeless nightmare. No fire, no red-skinned bad guy with horns... just hopelessness, intense fear, confusion, anarchy, emotional pain, guilt, possibly visions of deformed figures and terrifying apparitions (remember the girl from The Excorsist)... that's how I've always imagined it.

Does anybody believe in redemption and second chance? or is hell an eternity -no questions asked-? Perhaps some don't even believe in hell at all.

Forgive me for focusing only on the negative aspect of the afterlife, but Heaven seems too easy to envision... there's only one choice, and that's eternal paradise and bliss. It's either that, or you don't believe in heaven at all. Hell, on the other hand, could take on many different forms in the imagination.

Any religous/philosophical input...?

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