Hell Is for Real

Certain theologies have found a way to plant the most sinister concepts into the minds of otherwise moral people. There are pious individuals who think that only those who convert to their religion are to be spared the pains of eternal hellfire.

What can be said about this? Can we still consider those who hold such notions as true to be moral? Not every religious person thinks that those who believe differently will be doomed, but many of them do. Some even believe that the unevangelized do not deserve perdition, but claim that it is God’s decision. Is this not a moral failure?

It must be noted that the problem of the unevangelized is an issue that theologians are fully aware of. The issue is still being debated over. Many religious individuals have rebuked the idea that the unevangelized are doomed. It is a theology that cannot be reconciled with humanitarianism and some have recognized this.

The theology of hell teaches that the suffering of this world is only a fraction of what’s possible, and not only will some people receive this eternal suffering, but they deserve it. They failed to worship the correct god. This is an incredibly evil idea, and it sits unacknowledged in mind the minds of billions.

 

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  4 comments for “Hell Is for Real

  1. July 2, 2014 at 5:53 am

    My first step towards departing my faith was realizing the philosophical absurdity of the doctrine of hell and Satan. The rest after that went quickly, for it is all just as absurd.

    Fear of hell causes one to live in fear. Constantly. It’s horrid and child abuse.

  2. July 2, 2014 at 9:48 am

    It’s a strange idea that some people claim that absolute morality somehow dictates that torture for all eternity is just and reasonable for a finite crime in this world. Personally, I think, torture for all eternity isn’t even just and reasonable for the worst mass murderer in history. Even if someone wipes out all humanity, torture for all eternity wouldn’t be a just and reasonable punishment. Revenge? Of course. But not justice.

    • July 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Yes! Doctrines like these don’t sound characteristic of a loving god. Why does a deity so above our understanding seem to be as obsessed with revenge as we are?

      Thank you for reading!

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