Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?

I suspect that the thought of eternal damnation is the psychological 'elephant in the room' for Christians. In my travels and discussions, Christians seem to be at their most evasive when questioned about Chez Lucifer, and they seem to never raise the subject.

They never discuss Hell, and I suspect the thought is really too traumatic for them to even entertain.

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Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 20, 2014 at 10:26am
Sorry, looks like I accidentally deleted your post Idaho. I just got this iPad, and I'm still getting used to the functionality.

I believe you were wondering at the sheer popularity of Scientology. That's a good point. Again, very sorry if I deleted your post...
Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 19, 2014 at 7:04pm
I'd heard some scary stuff about Scientology. I suppose it's momentum can be attributed to human credulity.
Comment by Michael Penn on July 18, 2014 at 1:40pm

I agree with Green casket ideas but when I lived in Texas for 20 years they didn't agree. At least for the cemetery I had a plot in, al bodies were put inside a vault so as to "not contaminate the earth." This concrete vault would be air and water tight.

I suppose you can Google that too, and I have no idea what any of it has to do with a nemesis. At 68 I didn't just fall off the truck yesterday. In other words, I'm not writing bullshit. I'm not pulling what I say here out of thin air.

Comment by Michael Penn on July 18, 2014 at 11:20am

But we don't become food and fertilizer for new life so that the cycle can continue. Instead we are sealed solidly inside a concrete waterproof vault and our dead bodies are in a similar type coffin. This (so they say) is because our dead bodies "might contaminate the earth" so a centuries old custom is avoided and the earth itself is cheated.

I'll fix that problem by being creameted and having my ashes scattered.

Comment by Future on July 18, 2014 at 11:02am
That's a good point Michael. What if people heaven is right next to pig heaven, or chicken heaven? Location, location, location.
Comment by Luara on July 18, 2014 at 10:37am

everyone talking about going to heaven cannot tell you just what or where it is? If you haven't got a clue about this place, why would you want to go there? The answer could only be that they know this to be the home of god, and they want to go where god is.

I know where god is. He is in the imagination.

Then maybe people do go to heaven when we die, because we live on in others' imaginations :)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 18, 2014 at 5:39am

"Thetanic Verses" ... now THAT's a good one to remember if the El-Ronners ever show up around here!

Comment by Luara on July 18, 2014 at 5:36am

I heard of a good retort to that:  "Maybe we're both going to the Muslim hell?"

Religious people find it easier to relate to people who believe in other religions, than to nonbelievers. So gently pointing out to a Christian that according to Islam etc. they are eternally damned, nudges them to get out of an unthinking Christian-centric perspective.

Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 18, 2014 at 12:13am

Loren:

Or worse ... the Scientologist hell! [do they actually HAVE a hell?!?]

Scientologists are pretty touchy, aren't they? I don't know who said it first, but someone coined the clever turn of phrase "Thetanic Verses." Made me laugh. Still does :)

Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 18, 2014 at 12:06am

Luara

I heard of a good retort to that:  "Maybe we're both going to the Muslim hell?"

 

Right? Awesome thought!

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