reply to post by NorthBlizzard
Hey there, I will gladly answer you question. Although I have to admit that this a very subjective belief that I have puzzled together for myself. And
I do not say that this is the truth, it simply is the most probably scenario that I can think of today.
Ok. I do not believe in hell in the traditional fiery pit scenario, as that was majorly created by a man called dante alighieri (surely spelled that
I DO however believe that our "soul" exists. And I would like to believe that there is some form of existence after our human life´s end. IF that is
the case, then I surely would hope that murderers and rapists will get what they deserve.
I have spent some time looking into near death experiences and read various books and articles about it. If we would consider these stories that share
an amazing amount of parallels all over the world to be true, then the following picture would form itself:
Most NDE´s report that the subjects were going through a kind of "life review" during which they would have actually felt how others saw them. In
more simpler terms, hitler would have experienced EVERY single negative action he caused others from their viewpoint. He would have been gassed and
killed a million times over in his afterlife, as he witnessed his own actions from the viewpoint of his victims.
On the contrary a good person would feel the positive emotions that he or she would have caused others.
The result or meaning of all that would be that we develop ourselves (our souls) over a lot of lifetimes maybe.
I know that this needs a leap of faith as well in order to believe in something like that. But it would be a quite beautiful system, and at least we
have some "vague" pointers in that direction in form of nde research.
So, yeah. In a way I do believe in a hell. Every single human builds his own heaven or hell during his life to his actions they perform here. And I
think that this basic premise is reflected in almost all religions over the world.
And that to me is kind of the reason for our existence. Develop yourself, learn as much as you can and do good to others.
On the other hand we all could simply go to sleep and our existence would fade into nothing, that surely is a possibility. But I choose to believe in
a reason for all this.
That possibly sounded very new-agey, but that is what I would hope to be true.
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