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    Do you believe there is a hell?

    I don't. I think most people go through enough hell on earth and a loving God would not condemn them to such. There may be a hell for the most egregious offenders, like Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. But just the average human? It doesn't make any sense to punish a finite 'crime' with infinite suffering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I don't. I think most people go through enough hell on earth and a loving God would not condemn them to such. There may be a hell for the most egregious offenders, like Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. But just the average human? It doesn't make any sense to punish a finite 'crime' with infinite suffering.
    What was your life like before you were born? I suspect that's pretty much what life will be like after you die.
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    I believe there is life after death, I just don't believe there is everlasting suffering.
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    Don't know but I know people that believe in God have a hard time saying they believe in the Devil. I'm not quite sure if they realize it kinda takes the same level of faith to believe in both but a lot of people get uncomfortable. Me personally, I don't know. I've never been dead and never talked to anybody that came back, and I mean really dead and comes back two days later or three days later and can give me a first direct account. I figure you live your life, you be the best person you can be to others, and don't worry about the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Don't know but I know people that believe in God have a hard time saying they believe in the Devil. I'm not quite sure if they realize it kinda takes the same level of faith to believe in both but a lot of people get uncomfortable. Me personally, I don't know. I've never been dead and never talked to anybody that came back, and I mean really dead and comes back two later or three days later and can give me a first direct hand account. I figure live your life, be the best person you can be and don't worry about the rest.
    i do believe there is a devil, and that's part of why I don't believe there is a hell because essentially if there is and everybody who doesn't believe in god lands in a lake of fire, doesn't that mean that he won? It sounds to me like evil wins because humans suffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I don't. I think most people go through enough hell on earth and a loving God would not condemn them to such. There may be a hell for the most egregious offenders, like Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. But just the average human? It doesn't make any sense to punish a finite 'crime' with infinite suffering.
    complicated.

    you have to believe in a heaven to believe in a hell. Both are religious constructs... so in my opinion total bullshit and fiction to control the masses.

    that being said... yes some people deserve eternal punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I believe there is life after death...
    I haven't seen any evidence for that. Of course, we are all free to believe whatever we choose, for whatever reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I believe there is life after death, I just don't believe there is everlasting suffering.
    It's a need to believe in life after death......
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    Nope. I'm not going to hell. I'm not going to heaven. I'm staying right here. Along with everything else that dies.
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    I don't know about heaven and hell. Intellectually, it makes no sense. Of course, religious belief has little to do with whether anything makes intellectual sense.
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