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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

I’m a bit confused, is hell a metaphysical place or a physical place in our universe ?

Christians say that people will burn in hell, implying that there must be a lot of oxygen in hell to fuel the fires. But oxygen is an element of the physical universe. In fact, all of the torment described in the Christians stories about hell describe suffering to physical beings including burning, not being able to breathe or sleep, etc... It makes no sense and sound like a bunch of BS.

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  • Prince
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Science has taught you to draw a clear line between the physical and non-physical but quantum mechanics and string theory are re-discovering that distinctions can blur. The Pit is beneath Abbadon in present day Iraq. The fires of hell are magma, the literal Lake of Fire. There are nine concentric circles or levels in the Earth's crust. When you die you lose 21 grams of body weight because your soul departs the lych. Photons become electrons and then electrons become photons and things constantly pop in and out of the physicality. After the Big Bang all physical atoms were hydrogen until it started to alter itself into 99 elements. You have to address the spirit for your understanding to grow. 

    Source(s): Dante Alighieri
  • 2 months ago

    Neither.  It is more of a condition than a place.

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Anything is possible in fiction.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In both testaments hell is the grave, Hebrew sheol and Greek hades. 

    You speak of the lake of fire from Revelation 20. The sun itself is a lake of fire, but there is no oxygen there. Its a plasma fusion furnace.

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  • 2 months ago

    Hell is like someones worst nightmare that they can never wake up from. Top it off with everlasting pain and sorrow.

  • 2 months ago

    Man can not say, but the suffering will be real.

  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Among Christians, about 60% believe Hell is an actual place that evil souls are sent after death and the rest view Hell as a more metaphorical state, i.e. Hell is denial of the afterlife promised in the Bible.  Obviously, the rest of us don't believe in the Christian Hell either way.

  • Otto
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Hell. sheol, hades, means the common grave of dead mankind.

    The Bible does not teach  the religious lies of immortal soul and eternal torment in hell. It teaches that God is love.

  • Saad M
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    As far as I know: both at the same time.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If it helps, you can be like the Buddhists and think of it as a state of mind.

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