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Justness Of Hell

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Posted by H on February 5, 1999 11:51:19 UTC

One question which many religious people have a hard time answering is the idea of hell. Let us first assume that God is all powerful. This of course would imply God has the power to stop such a thing as hell, or anything for that matter. Now, this a simple issue that doesn't involve any mathematics, or physics, or historical knowledge. I simply ask you to think about the idea of eternal damnation? I personally have a huge problem with this idea when God is supposedly all loving etc etc. You could take the evilist person ever to exsit in the world. Hypothetically this person never accepted ----- (you put in the word, depending on your religion) as his savior. Now, this fella didn't choose to be born. He was born because his parents made love and a chemical reaction was set in motion. The person is born, they live, say 60 years. He lives this horrible life, dies, and is damned for all eternity. Wouldn't a billion years be enough? Or how about just letting him float into non-existence. Well, tough luck buddy, its to bad you blew your one chance to be "Saved" and now your going to hell forever. Even though you didn't choose to be born to begin with. The whole idea seems rediculous when you really think about it. I have always viewed the punishment/reward system that religion employs simply as a means to convince people they had better adopt that religion and follow its teachings. Just sit down and ponder the idea for awhile. Think about Adolf Hitler as an example. Wouldn't 100 years in hell for each person that died in Nazi Germany be enough? That would be approaching a billion years of absolute misery.

H

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