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    No, I think our sentience is mortal.
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    I believe that there is a place where the evil in mankind comes to rest. I call it hell.

    Is there an infernal torture palace with flames and such? No. A true and gracious God would never allow that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    No, I think our sentience is mortal.
    Oh you've met my wife?
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    My son borrowed my 2012 Jeep to visit a friend. He got drunk, hit three other cars, totaled my car. Now is facing 12 charges.
    I'm driving a rental, he's in Rehab.

    It can always be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    My son borrowed my 2012 Jeep to visit a friend. He got drunk, hit three other cars, totaled my car. Now is facing 12 charges.
    I'm driving a rental, he's in Rehab.

    It can always be worse.
    I hope that he's doing well.

    What kind of Jeep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Of course, both of those are constructs of a specific religious tradition. The OP question itself presumes that particular religious orientation.
    I disagree. Roll your own "spiritualism" doesn't really represent any formal religious tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    There are several hells here too, drought, earthquakes, tsunamis...humans didn't create that..didn't god?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There are several Hells. There is one in Somalia, one in North Korea, and one in Venezuela. God didn't create them, humans did.
    All of the above are "hells" only for humans. none of them are considered a hell, or heaven, or anything, from a universal point of view.
    A tsunami is a physical event based on a shift of tectonic plates. They serve no purpose, neither has their outcome any lasting or
    'hellish" effect for the planet as a total.

    Even the meteor who was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs, could have been considered "hell" for the dinosaurs, but was a necessity in order to allow the mammals to flourish.. which brought the inventor of hell, humans, into existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    No those are just life that happens.
    Oh I see but when people are rescued and survive they thank God.well at least you recognize that God is not omnipotent because otherwise you would be admitting he is a sadist

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    There are 3 doctrines of hell.

    1. Is fire and brimstone suffering (which is based on a poem by Dant'e (I don't believe in this)

    2. It is everlasting death no existence (I don't believe in this)

    3. It is everlasting exisitance in total solitude from anything created by God and God Himself (this separation leaves and emptiness that burns like fire and brimstone total loneliness, no companionship, no one to live with but yourself). This is the doctrine I believe because you choose yourself over God,
    Why don't you believe in the first two and only the last? Again it's something you just want to believe. There are plenty of people who believe in one and two and will argue with you that they are true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I suppose, if you believe that he/she/they created everything, then that's part of creation. So are mosquitoes. That's one part of creation that could have been left out.
    I cannot suspend all logical thinking to accept this

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