posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 12:10 AM
Although I do not know what hell looks like and how exactly it is manifested, I can personally see the logic and need for it and do believe in its
existence, as much as there is a heaven. The journey that we call life is not preprogrammed or predetermined, thus the concept of free will.
Certainly, an omnipotent entity such as the Christian God is capable of shaping the past, present, and future, being a force that can transcend such
preconceived boundaries. But it doesn’t necessarily mean God will use such abilities to manipulate everyone’s future.
If in fact God gave mankind free will – the freedom to think and act however man chooses to -- then life itself is a work in progress, wherein a
person decides how to constantly deal with everyday random encounters and occurrences – until the day that he or she dies. Although I do believe
that mankind is basically good by nature, I also believe in the neutrality of life, in which no human on earth can entirely be good, and vice-versa.
People sort of “dance” in harmony between the two. Your constant everyday actions will ultimately decide what kind of person you are, and
ultimately, what kind of life you lived.
If an all-loving, all-knowing entity such as God knew somebody was going to hell anyway, why bother creating him in the first place, right? The point
is, that person was given the chance to live his life the way he chose to. Preventing that person from ever being born as to avoid his eternal
damnation defies the logic behind the abstract nature of life and even the purpose of creation (by intelligent design) itself.
What would be the point and meaning of life if we all lived like preprogrammed goody-two-shoes, capable of only smiling and doing nice things? I could
say the same if we were all chaotic, violent immoral creatures. Life isn't uniquely beautiful because it is all about smiles and laughter – it's
because we also experience how it is to feel sorrow, pain, and anguish that we realize the true essence of living. Personally, the same can be said
about heaven and hell. If a person chooses to live a chaotic and immoral life, then it does make sense that there be an appropriate consequence, just
like there is a manifesting result, whether beneficial or not, to each and every decision that all of us make in our day-to-day routine. I think of
it like a cosmic karma of sorts, ultimately bestowed upon each and every one of us, depending on how we played out our lives.