what is hell?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
March 24, 2007 5:00am CST
Yes, i know it is set out in all religious texts what happens to us if we do not do as god says but what is hell to you. Im sure my hell would be different to yours Any ideas?
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
25 Mar 07
That's a good question, Eskarena. Hell is an actual place in the pits of the earth made for the devil and his demons. It wasn't intended for man. But those that are lost souls, who didn't accept Jesus as their Lord and saviour will go there. It's a place burning with brimstone and fire and stinks of sulfur. And is very dark and you will still have your thoughts and memories. And you'll experience hunger, pain and thirst. And your body will be full of live worms that will chew through your bones. Oh you can't even began to imagine the pain. There's another book other than the Bible that you can read, Eskaren, that describes hell. It's titled Devine Revelation Of Hell authored by Mary Ann Baxter. Please read it real soon.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Mar 07
yum yum, cant wait. Where do such graphic ideas come from? There is a guy called Edward Thompson who in his book the making of the English working class, looks at the methodist sects views of hell, and they are all full of violent imargy, he relates it to repressed sexuality, see how much we let out about ourselves when we least expect it blessed be
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Mar 07
ok. Who told you what my hell would be like? why do you think they would do it? You speak of blessed be as a glib line, it is from a belief structure far older that christianity. Also, while im at it, Mark Chapman was a psychopath, dont think many chritians would claim him as one of their own. But then A certain A.Hitler claimed to be a god fearing christian all his life blessed be
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25 Mar 07
Leveral, you really must have been to this place called hell for you to describe it with such imagination, this is hell that were living in right now not one single person has come back to tell us what they seen there, i'm a catholic and was brought up to believe that hell was like the inside of a volcano red hot and burning, little horned people running around sticking forks in you. Heaven on the other hand is a beautiful place where you go if you've lived a good life and been a perfect person, i have yet to meet one person who has come back to tell me what hell or heaven is like, hell means different things to different people,i know one thing for sure i wont be seeng you in the fantasy place called hell because thats all it is fantasy THIS IS HELL this day and age is a hell for many people to get through for whatever reason they have wether it be illness poverty war or whatever so dont think about your fantasy place called your actually in it now tc BLESSED BE ( oh thats a wiccan blessing to keep you safe btw)
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@Eiloin (327)
24 Mar 07
Oh, well some minutes ago by coincidence I answered it another post, about heaven. My thoughts about heaven and hell are basically the same: I believe they are not places, nor can they be described. I believe they are rather situations, like state of mind, or feelings, something like dreams but in an stable an intense form. So, I believe paradise would be something like a peaceful situation, with no needs, no worries, etc. As for the hell, I imagine it like a situation of continuous pressure and stress, the mind full of doubts and guilts, with no break and no possibilities to stop it. The most frightening thing I find in the concept of hell is the eternity of this situation, the though that it will never ever end. I would like to add that I 've read somewhere (don't even remember where) that the worse hell is to not be able to approach God
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Mar 07
your view of hell sounds remarkably like life
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@Eiloin (327)
24 Mar 07
well, life gives you breaks and ways out, gives you good moments, friends, nice memories. And has an end date.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Mar 07
well thank you for clarification, blessed be
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25 Mar 07
Hell is life on earth, the hell people talk of is a fantasy place i mean lets ask another question here who is the devil who lives in this place ?? and my interpretation of hell is posted further down the page babe xx blessed be
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Mar 07
hahaha 333 you are half way there. The devil is a medieval construct, doesnt appear in early versions of the bible but is conviniently made up to personify what the peoples of the books refere to as evil (in reality, anything the peoples of the book disagree with) blessed be
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25 Mar 07
333 mmmmmmmmm guess that makes me a little devil lol blessed be sister lov ya xx
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Mar 07
nowwwwwww how much of a devil are you? you got your own horns and curly whirly tail?
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@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Interesting, Im not sure I actually believe in hell, or what hell is portrayed as. I certainly believe in the after life and that maybe if you were that bad you would come back as an ant or rat or something lol. I dont know , but I tell you one thing, im not ready to find out any time soon lol ;)
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Hell is where people will go if they are not saved by Jesus Christ. The world below earth, into a fiery lake of burning sulfur. Read Revelation 19:19-21.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
27 Mar 07
hi, How do we know? Do we have any primary evidence? Im just a little concerned that we take all this on trust. Doesnt the bible say that Jesus Christ would come back? He clearly hasnt, couldnt the christian hell, as depicted in Revalation also be a lie?
• United States
24 Mar 07
Hell, to me would be being away from my family and friends
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Mar 07
yes i too think we all have a personal hell, blessed be
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I used to think with the way things ar in life, that hell must truly be on earth and when we die, the only place left to go is to heaven if you have done right and lived for the lord. I still often feel this for myself. It just seems that alot of times, things that go wrong in our daily lives, is almost like living in hell when you cannot get any enjoyment from life on earth. It just seems, no matter how hard you try to make your life better, something always happen to make it a bad experience and it is almost a feeling of being burned every time. Not physically burned, but literally burned.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Mar 07
this makes a lot of sense to me, hell is here and now, only by redemption can you improve on things. Blessed be
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I honestly think hell and the threat of it was a clever minds way to conning ppl into submission (WAAAAAY back in the day I'm talking of course)....I mean seriously what better way to fear ppl into following you then to threaten them with eternal damnation, eternal suffering, fire and brimestone etc etc etc? and its worked for centuries!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Mar 07
hahaha yes you are so right. As with heaven, its a great control mechanism. I do agree it worked for centuries, i also feel for many it still works. blessed be
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• United States
27 Mar 07
well i believe that we are all currently living in hell.. this place is where we learn, and feel.. so we go through hard times and suffer much pain of all sorts.. i dont really think its a bad thing though since without this place how could we learn and evolve? but i believe after we die we all go to the spiritual plane where there is peace and love and understanding, and no more pain and suffering ect. of course it could also be said that the lost souls who get 'stuck' here after their passing would be in hell since they dont know how to move on to the peaceful plane ect, and well in my belief this is hell to begin with lol.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
27 Mar 07
i have got to agree i think we are in hell largely of our own making and we also have the potential for heaven blessed be
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
28 Mar 07
I think hell is a state, and arguably I could be excused for thinking life here is hell because at times it certainly feels like it! If there be a place beyond this life that is categorized as hell, then I would experience it in line with my own dark self, my tortured mind. I don't believe in the fire and brimstone scene. I expect it to be akin to depression states, very heavy and dark.