reply to post by 547000
I don't think YOU do. But this is what your leaders and founders (the people that interpret the scriptures for you) have to say about it:
-When questioned whether the Blessed will not be saddened by seeing their nearest and dearest tortured answers, “Not in the least.”
-“…the Blessed will see their friends and relations among the damned as often as they like but without the least of compassion.”
-(speaks of the saints as being) “overjoyed in beholding the vengeance of God ,” and their beholding of the smoke of the torment of the wicked as
“a passing delectation.”
-“This display of the divine character will be most entertaining to all who love God, will give them the highest and most ineffable pleasure. Should
the fire of this eternal punishment cease, it would in a great measure obscure the light of heaven, and put an end to a great part of the happiness
and glory of the blessed.”
-“The door of mercy will be shut and all bowels of compassion denied, by God, who will laugh at their destruction; by angels and saints, who will
rejoice when they see the vengeance' by their fellow-suffer the devil and the damned rejoicing over their misery.” Catechetical Sermons -Bishop
-“At that greatest of all spectacles, that last and eternal judgment how shall I admire, how laugh, how rejoice, how exult, when I behold so many
proud monarchs groaning in the lowest abyss of darkness; so many magistrates liquefying in fiercer flames than they ever kindled against the
Christians; so many sages philosophers blushing in red-hot fires with their deluded pupils; so many tragedians more tuneful in the expression of their
own sufferings; so many dancers tripping more nimbly from anguish then ever before from applause."
"In order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are
allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned. . .So that they may be urged the more to praise God. . .The saints in heaven know distinctly
all that happens. . .to the damned. [Summa Theologica, Third Part, Supplement, Question XCIV, "Of the Relations of the Saints Towards the Damned,"
First Article, "Whether the Blessed in Heaven Will See the Sufferings of the Damned. . ."]
"The sight of hell torments will exalt the happiness of the saints forever. . .Can the believing father in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving
children in Hell. . . I tell you, yea! Such will be his sense of justice that it will increase rather than diminish his bliss.
"What bliss will fill the ransomed souls,
When they in glory dwell,
To see the sinner as he rolls,
In quenchless flames of hell"
“Once [a soul] is condemned by God, then God's friends agree in God's judgment and condemnation. For all eternity they will not have a kind
thought for this wretch. Rather they will be satisfied to see him in the flames as a victim of God's justice. ("The just shall rejoice when he shall
see the revenge . . ." Psalm 57:11) They will abhor him. A mother will look from paradise upon her own condemned son without being moved, as though
she had never known him.”
St. Anthony Mary Claret
What will it be like for a mother in heaven who sees her son burning in hell? She will glorify the justice of God. - Pamphlet from the late 1960s,
part of a catechismal teaching [cited in an essay by the English poet, Stevie Smith, "Some Impediments to Christian Commitment"]
Catholic Truth Society
"...love and pity for hell's occupants will not enter our hearts." J.I. Packer in article "Hell's Final Enigma" in "Christianity Today
Magazine, April 22,2002 ."
-It is not a terrible thing to a wretched soul, when it shall lie roaring perpetually in the flames of hell, and the God of mercy himself shall laugh
at them; when…God shall mock them instead of relieving them; when none in heaven or earth can help them but God, and he shall rejoice over them in
their calamity . –(“The Saint's Everlasting Rest” 1846)
“God will hold sinners with one hand over the pit of hell, while He torments them with the other.” Fourfold State.
Thomas Boston, Scottish preacher, 1732
-"Forever harrassed with a dreadful tempest, they shall feel themselves torn asunder by an angry God, and transfixed and penetrated by mortal stings,
terrified by the thunderbolts of God, and broken by the weight of his hand, so that to sink into any gulf would be more tolerable than to stand for a
moment in these terrors.
John Calvin (Who had some of his theological enemies burned to death in green slow-burning wood.):
I could go on forever. Literally. There are thousands upon thousands of these. Please do some research so you can fully understand that this
rejection of religion is well deserved by any of the minorities it has abused throughout the centuries.