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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

is there actualy a "hell"??

lets say hypotheticaly there is a hell.

if you dont fear satan or fear god doesnt that defeat the purpose of hell?? im sure you'll mention the physical pain, however you cant actualy burn in hell and feel pain without a physical body with nerve endings, and even if you get some magical body in the after life, the body would be in so much pain for the first few seconds thats the body would go in to shock and you would go completely numb. and by the way your "soul" is not a body it i your spirit therefore there is no possible way that your soul will be able to feel any type of physical sensation. am i correct????

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, there is a Hell.

    Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about Hell:

    IV. Hell

    1033 We cannot be united with God unless we freely choose to love him. But we cannot love God if we sin gravely against him, against our neighbor or against ourselves: "He who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." Our Lord warns us that we shall be separated from him if we fail to meet the serious needs of the poor and the little ones who are his brethren. To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called "hell."

    1034 Jesus often speaks of "Gehenna" of "the unquenchable fire" reserved for those who to the end of their lives refuse to believe and be converted, where both soul and body can be lost. Jesus solemnly proclaims that he "will send his angels, and they will gather . . . all evil doers, and throw them into the furnace of fire," and that he will pronounce the condemnation: "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!"

    1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, "eternal fire." The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.

    1036 The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few."

    Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where "men will weep and gnash their teeth."

    1037 God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want "any to perish, but all to come to repentance":

    Father, accept this offering

    from your whole family.

    Grant us your peace in this life,

    save us from final damnation,

    and count us among those you have chosen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Bible actually talks more of Hell than of Heaven!

    There are actually two places talked about in Scripture. First is Hades, or Sheol (as it's called in the Old Test). Before the cross, the righteous went to one side (called Paradise), the wicked to the other (called Torment). In between there was a wide gap and no one could go from one to the other (read Luke 16).

    After the cross, Jesus brought all those from the Paradise side up to heaven. Their sins were now paid for and they could enter the Heavenly Paradise.

    Today, believers go immediately to heaven in the presense of the Lord. Unbelievers still go to Torment in Hades.

    At the Great White Throne Judgment, the unbelievers will be throne into the Lake of Fire. This is the "second death" were all the lost from the beginning will be destroyed. They will "perish".

    In Hades, the lost DO experience "torment". But in the Lake of Fire they will not. They will burn up, they will be destroyed, they will perish.

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  • D N
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes and it is called Hell on Earth. Are we not in Hell already? Think about living on Earth today versus your ideas of what Hell would look like.

    Earth today:

    man is cruel to man

    evil supersedes goodness

    discrimination exists and condoned

    man abuses the less fortunate be they human or animal

    laughter rather than rage and tears when someone or something is being hurt or hurting

    games that promote killing

    television that glorifies pain, destruction and the maiming of others



    I could go on, but I believe you get my point.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you dont fear satan or fear god doesnt that defeat the purpose of hell??

    Maybe the question you should be asking - is do you fear death?

    IF yes why?

    If no why not?

    I'll guarantee you that hell will be mentioned somewhere.

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  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    When you die you feel yourself traveling and its dark. You gain a perspective that there are others around you. Then I saw Jesus and I wanted to move toward him but I couldn't. He saw me and came running to me and fell at my feet crying and saying, "I've waited so long for you to come home." Then he took me somewhere saying, "Come, let me show you what I've prepared for you." We went to a door. It was huge. You couldn't see its top. Jesus opened the door and I could see a bright light. Its surface was like the sun. It was bright, hot, and consuming. Jesus beckoned me to come, but I stood back. "No, I cant", I said. I was afraid it would hurt. Jesus just smiled and said, "One day you will."

    Upon returning I felt ashamed that I turned Jesus down. I should have asked him to hold my hand and then I would be able to enter. I understood that what I saw was the presence of God. God loves everyone so that no one is denied his love and his presence. However, many are not able to endure God's holy presence. If their souls are not properly prepared, then they suffer. There were many souls inside that door. Those who could were present with God. Those who were not prepared were desparate for a dark corner, but no place was far enough for them.

    This is hell, being in the presense of God. Seeing God, his holiness, his love and consuming fire and having a soul that is not prepared.

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  • Avis
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Accepted Allen Walker Read established that the earliest verified use of okay in print was 1839, in the March 23 edition of the Boston Morning Post (an American newspaper). The announcement of a trip by the Anti-Bell-Ringing Society (a "frolicsome group" according to Read) received attention from the Boston papers. Charles Gordon Greene wrote about the event using the line that is widely regarded as the first instance of this strain of okay, complete with gloss: The above is from the Providence Journal, the editor of which is a little too quick on the trigger, on this occasion. We said not a word about our deputation passing "through the city" of Providence.—We said our brethren were going to New York in the Richmond, and they did go, as per Post of Thursday. The "Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells", is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his "contribution box," et ceteras, o.k.—all correct—and cause the corks to fly, like sparks, upward. Read gives a number of subsequent appearances in print: seven were accompanied ("glossed") with variations on "all correct" such as "oll korrect" or "ole kurreck"; five appeared with no accompanying explanation, suggesting that the word was expected to be well-known to readers and possibly in common colloquial use at the time. A year later, supporters of the American Democratic political party claimed during the 1840 United States presidential election that it stood for "Old Kinderhook". "Kinderhook" was a nickname for a Democratic presidential candidate, Martin Van Buren, a native of Kinderhook, NY. "'Vote for OK' was snappier than using his Dutch name."[4] In response, Whig opponents attributed OK, in the sense of "Oll Korrect", to Andrew Jackson's bad spelling. The country-wide publicity surrounding the election appears to have been a critical event in okay's history, widely and suddenly popularizing it across America.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hell doesn´t exist physically. It is a spiritual condition. Satan doesn´t exist. You don´t have to fear God. He is a loving Father.

    Read Allan Kardec.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Turn on the History Channel it's on Television right now! Every culture and religion believes there is Hell.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Bible talks about Hell, and the Lake of Fire. I'm assuming that if God can create the Heavens and the Earth, and everything around us, whether visible or invisible, and all principalities and dominions, He can figure out how to create Hell.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i dont think you understand the whole concept. you dont know what your soul feels. have you done an autopsy on a soul. what im trying to say is that you cant compare your soul to your physical body. Do you believe you have a soul. what do you think happens to you when you die. you need to sit down and talk to somone if you really are interested. or read alil more on the subject


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  • Hell is real. Death is a swift escape. If you do something wrong in your life you cant get away from the shame. You just HAVE to pay. So.. Yes Hell is real.

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