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Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Amanaki, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    In your understanding from religious POW or from a nonreligious POW.
    What is the Hell that so many religions or Spiritual paths talking about?

    Is it on earth?
    Is it in a different dimension?
    Is it inside the earth?
    Or is it an experience of constant suffering?
     
  2. LightofTruth

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    It's the grave.
     
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  3. calm

    calm 12/9/2019

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    Hell is a place where the wicked people and angels are tormented forever (Revelation 14:9-11; 20:10) (Luke 16:19-31) (Mark 9:45-46) (Matthew 8:12).

    Hell (and Paradise) is inside the earth (Matthew 12:40).
     
  4. Amanaki

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    Where the body is buried?
     
  5. LiveBetterLife

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    People create their own personal hells based upon their individual human experience.

    It can often be a place from which one is inspired or compelled to change their behaviors in order to live a better life. Probably more often than not though, that change is maintained.

    Regardless, it's a subjective human experience derived from a human characteristic that varying individuals may not ever access at all; I'd argue that it requires a working, living, human consciousness and a form of insight, intuition and personal reflection that manifests itself as something that many may interpret as a spiritual experience.

    In young adolescence, I thought breaking up with some silly teenage girl was enough to make me want to die. Eventually, I resolved to develop more fulfilling and dynamic relationships. 15 years later, I've experienced so much more pain than some typical, sexually charged teenage angst ever did; my most recent rock bottom seems to have been rather powerful. Powerful enough to extinguish any propensity for suicidal psychotic depression ever again.

    The irony involved in a hellish experience seems to be an important aspect for attention.
     
  6. Amanaki

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    Perhaps manifested in a state of mind that can be entered and exited depending on personal circumstances.
     
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    No, they're not in physical form. It is the souls that come there.
     
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    When can they leave?
     
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  10. Amanaki

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    Why do you believe they are inside the earth? Its the first time i heard about that could you explain a little?
     
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    Never.

    Revelation 14:9-11
    9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
    10 he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
    11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

    Revelation 20:10
    and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
     
  12. Road Less Traveled

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    Hell to me is a different word for suffering.

    Earth would be the only hell suffering that anyone could know. All suffering to varying degrees. Even most animals and species suffer. Perhaps Earth is hell.

    A lot of hell/suffering is beyond our power to control. Some we do have the power to control, or ability to develop that power to control using the little autonomy we initially have and growing that autonomy. First becoming aware to it. Initially though... it’s ignorance, lack of power, and actions being performed from poor programming in us that nobody asked for.

    It’s that bad that someone can keep repeating the same error 100 times and still not learn, and wonder why the same result keeps happening. Each time, perhaps with slight modification yet same result. And it’s not at simple as just telling someone or reading not to do something or hell/suffering will be the result. Since we were at least once all programmed to have faulty genes that override anyhow, and lure us into such as well as most people’s advice, as well as some texts are already whackadoodle to begin with.
     
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  13. LiveBetterLife

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    Oh dear.
     
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    I believe anywhere where there is an absence of happiness, comfort, safety, justice, and goodness and virtue to be a hell; there are I believe plenty of hell-holes here on Earth!

    I'm not sure whether or not it is also an actual place, I can't make my mind up on that one. But if it did exist I don't believe it would be underground, I believe it would be another dimension. And I don't think it is possible to come up with an accurate vision of what it's like.
     
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    I've got a mark on my head and my hand and I've committed many sins including most of the mortal ones.

    I do repent on a regular basis and often ask for mercy from the Lord. Pretty much every time I pray for something, I usually get it.

    Lots of people tell me that I have loads of good karma.

    Do you reckon I'm going to go to the hell you describe? Can I change that destiny?
     
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    Geology renders a subterranean hell obsolete. That's pretty common knowledge.
     
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    Where dead persons go. A dead person is a person no longer living or alive. YOU return to the dust YOU are made of. It takes a body and the breath of life to make a living soul. A dead soul gets buried and the breath of life returns to God who gives it.
     
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    So the body is the only thing existing when we appear as human beings on earth? How do we become alive? what is the part of us that thinks or reacts to stimuli acted upon our body, sight or hearing? or are the body fully controlled by a God?
     
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    Moses is the authority on the creation and nature of man. God told Adam :"YOU are dust and to dust YOU return". The YOU is the person not just his body.
    Man became alive when God breathed the breath of life into his nostrils. The part of us that thinks is the brain. We also have ears and eyes.
     
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    According to Sartre, Hell is other people. His play, No Exit, is a wonderful portrayal.
     
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