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.
- PrinceLv 62 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
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Neither. It is more of a condition than a place.
- Phil MLv 72 months ago
Anything is possible in fiction.
- Anonymous2 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.
- Larry CLv 72 months ago
Man can not say, but the suffering will be real.
- WundtLv 72 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.
- OttoLv 72 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 MLv 52 months ago
As far as I know: both at the same time.
- Anonymous2 months ago
If it helps, you can be like the Buddhists and think of it as a state of mind.