posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by colbe
In a word, no. Why fear a thing invented by the Church to scare people into compliance? Anyone who researches the origin of the Christian concept of
Hell will find it is based on two things, the physical place, Gehenna:
Gehenna (Greek γέεννα), Gehinnom (Rabbinical Hebrew: גהנום/גהנם) and Yiddish Gehinnam, are terms derived from a place outside
ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (Hebrew: גֵיא בֶן־הִנֹּם or גיא בן-הינום);
one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City.
In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and followers of various Ba'als and Caananite gods, including Moloch,
sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6; Jer. 7:31, 19:2-6).
In Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture, Gehenna is a destination of the wicked. This is different from the more neutral Sheol/Hades, the abode
of the dead, though the King James version of the Bible translates both with the Anglo-Saxon word Hell.
And the name of a Viking/Norse Goddess, Hel:
The goddess of the dead and the afterlife was Hel (Holle, Hulda), and was portrayed by the Vikings as being half-dead, half alive herself. The
Vikings viewed her with considerable trepidation. The Dutch, Gallic, and German barbarians viewed her with some beneficence, more of a gentler form of
death and transformation. She is seen by them as Mother Holle; a being of pure Nature, being helpful in times of need, but vengeful upon those who
cross her or transgress natural law.
So, as you can see, nothing to fear here. The Early church, eager to stamp out all forms of Goddess worship, in favor of their all male Godhead, was
famous for talking names of various Deities associated with Paganism and turning them into names meaning evil. After murdering those who were in the
know of these things, some estimate over a million, the Church used violence and threats to cement their ways on everyone, at the threat of death is
one said anything against the Established Church.
I do not fear death either, have lived and died many times on this plane of existence over thousands of years. Some days the memories flood back to
me, and I see scenes from Ancient times with me in them. And as I know beyond any doubt whatsoever that the Energy Field that is me, commonly called a
soul or Human spirit is in fact Immortal, and never dies, so what is to fear here?
I would say, to close, if a person have a vivid, set in stone belief in a physical Hell, then that person is likely to end up there until they wake