I want to start by saying this is not necessarily my opinion, but i found myself wondering this during a conversationabout religion. I brought this
point up and it was met with disgust.
In many religious traditions, Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife, often in the underworld.
There is so much suffering in our world. Even the rich and famous complain that there lives are rubbish because they have no privacy and they are
nearly all involved in a scandal at some point in their career. We have millions of people still living in poverty and suffering. Even the President
of the United States cannot leave his home for a walk for risk of being assasinated.
You have celebrities who everybody thinks live in a cushy beautiful world that is perfect. These are the same people who have so many body guards and
panic rooms installed into their homes because of the death threats they no doubt recieve. Every aspect of life you look there are more people unhappy
The constant growing number of depressed people is alarming. The anger that the general public seem to feel for the simplest of things.
I would say there are more people on this planet unhappy with their lives than happy.
This isn't a sob story and I am by no means looking for sympathy but my life isn't perfect. I live with and care for my parents. My father who has
Cystic Fybrosis and my mother suffers with Bipolar, my life is incredibly stressful as I am also working full time to try and keep us under a roof. I
am 23 and were also caring for them as a teenager. My older brother couldn't cope with it and moved out when he was 14. My sister tried but is a very
talented girl and i did not want anything to affect her schooling because her interlectual talent deserved more so i took on the role myself. I
didn't do great at school and so the job iI have to support my parents isn't a great one.
I am the caring type. Im always the first to help anybody in need. Im polite and I always try and see the best in people but i feel like I'm being
punished which brings me to wonder if I am indeed in hell. I know I am not the only one with problems but I try to be a good human being and so I
can't understand why some of us have the lives we do.
The worst part of all of it is that I hate my life but I feel awful for feeling like that because I realise that because I know there are so many
millions of people in a worse off position than me.
So I put it to you. Is this Hell? The constant paranoia of a terrorist attack. The constant threat of war. The global economic meltdown that is
incurring. Where ever you look there is something to be worried about. What sort of life and existence is this?
Please if you think I am an Idiot or you think this is a crap thread, don't abuse or leave sarcastic comments. Just view the next thread. Thanks
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