posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 02:13 AM
Hell has put a HUGE block in my faith. I still believe, and look for answers, but Hell simply does not fit. There's not way that you can justify an
all loving, all powerful God that lets people go to Hell because he created them flawed. He creates life, then just lets that happen... Maybe in the
middle ages the pope slipped Hell in? Highly unlikely...but possible I guess. I'm at a standstill, constantly trying to keep my faith, and
constantly wondering why God isn't helping me more. Why doesn't God just take control of me for a minute if he's really up there? If he really
loves us...No, he wouldn't let people "choose" to go to Hell. I put choose in italics because it's not a choice. You never say "Yeah, I
choose to go to Hell instead of following God.". Hell, you don't even say "I choose not to follow God". Maybe some people actually choose
to stop believing, but most just can't grasp it, or just never tried because they didn't believe. Saying that these people choose to not believe
would be fine just as long as you left out the fact that there are so many other religions out there that all think they're the right one.
I've answered all the questions about God that I had before, but this one has stuck with me for a good 6 months. The only conclusion that I came up
with is either only horribe horrible murderer/rapist/completely evil people go to Hell who aren't even sorry for what they've done. (E.G: Hitler,
the terrorists who cut off a living man's head while he was on his knees blindfolded), or that there is another step in the earth to heaven process.
Raphael_UO helped me think of this one:
Maybe after you die God presents himself to you one last time to ask you if you want to follow him. Then Hell would make sense to be...but not as it
is now. God wouldn't do that. Why would God purposefully make scientific proof that the other theories were correct, and make himself so damned
hard to find, then send us to torture for all eternity for taking the wrong path that he made so easy to follow? His path is so hard to find, and
burried underneath wrong paths. Even when I go to heaven, I still won't feel right knowing that there are people in Hell suffering.
[Edited on 3-10-2004 by Herman]