All Blog Posts Tagged 'hell' (23)

Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?

I suspect that the thought of eternal damnation is the psychological 'elephant in the room' for Christians. In my travels and discussions, Christians seem to be at their most evasive when questioned about Chez Lucifer, and they seem to never raise the subject.

They never discuss Hell, and I suspect the thought is really too traumatic for them to even entertain.

Thoughts??

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 14, 2014 at 7:05am — 24 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain IV: Hell

‘The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors.”

Sam Harris

 

“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light on this world can alone help us.”

Walt Whitman

 

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will remember that Zach is my 7-year-old stepson, whose task of configuring the world –…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 3, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

'Does the fear ever go away?' and 'Being and atheist in Brazil'

So, today I was talking to some of my christian friends and religion came up. One of my friends didn't know for sure my position about it and when it became clear that I'm an atheist, she said she was sad for me, and it made me think of my time as a believer, especially when she asked me why I didn't believe, she said "Min, it is so easy, you just gotta believe"... But really, when I was a believer it wasn't "just believing", no. I felt guilty about things that I know now are perfectly…

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Added by Yasmin Trindade on June 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 326: A Terrible Halloween





Clips compiled by Everything is Terrible



Playlist



1-Chilling Shilling in 3D

Alleee 1

Hot Blood * Sex Me

Verne Langdon * Depression

2-Anti-Cable PSA

Nico * My Only Child

Unknown

3-Demons!

Mills Blue Rhythm Band * Devil in the Moon

A Village funeral

4-Escape From Hell

Charlie… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 30, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

"Devil's" Music

Sure, God probably gets all of the jokes here. How about everyone's second favorite imaginary place?

Added by Edwin Rivera on August 31, 2011 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Heaven On It's Head

 

 

"In a world that is really upside down, the true is a moment of the false."- Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle

 

What is an interesting quandary amid Christians is the heaven factor. It appears everyone wants to go; however, no one's in a rush to get there; a spark of revelation; could be.…

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Added by Robert Affinis on August 23, 2011 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Hell is not moral

When a theist starts to babble on about how god is moral there are a lot of ways to shut them up. One of my favorites is to talk about hell. at a first glance hell seems like jail, a place where evil people go. But when you think about it you can make hell seem not moral without even using the bible agents the… Continue

Added by fullmetal atheist on May 17, 2011 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

(argument map) The doctrine of hell is unjust.

Intro:

The Christian doctrine of hell as found recorded in the Bible (much of it from the lips of Jesus himself, sorry Bill Maher) is a punishment that cannot possibly fit any crime committed by any finite human being on this earth in their short…

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Added by Ben on May 14, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Freedom of No-Religion!!!???

Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Story of Religion

Religion easily has the best bullshit story of all time. Think about it.

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky.

He watches everything you do every minute of every day.

And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do.

And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream,… Continue

Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager

Xeno's wager






There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.


The dichotomy is this, to travel any…
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Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm — 7 Comments

Heaven

I've written a piece at Life Without a Net about heaven. For any of you folks who enjoy discussions with Christians, you might find this a helpful tool for re-framing and thinking critically about the concept of heaven and hell. Here's an excerpt:


Discarding…
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Added by Hambydammit on October 5, 2010 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

What is “Choice” when it comes to faith?

Taken from my blog: http://godlesspaladin.wordpress.com/



It seems to me that a lot of religious people are confused as to what exactly is a choice and what it means to be able to choose freely.

A choice in it's most basic form is when you are presented with two or more options on how to proceed and you must pic one.

There is a major difference, however, between a free choice and an unfree…

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Added by Dustin Sanders on June 15, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 253: Aw, Hell. Part 2





Second part of the Estus Pirkle 2-parter. And, Alleee goes on a RANT!



Playlist



Hell 12

Negativland * Christianity is Stupid

Alleee 1

Christine Laume * Une Fille Libre

Intermission

Hell 13

Everything is Terrible

Dr Strangelove

Michel Legrande and the London Symphony Orchestra * Theme and Variation for Two Pianos and Orchestra

Hell… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 6, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

The Sadism of Some Christians

I tend to get a lot of e-mails from angry fundamentalist Christians. There is a particular type of e-mail that I get often. This type is usually short and usually informs me that the Christian will enjoy watching me being tortured or burning in Hell for all eternity.

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Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Scare Tactics in Islam

If you search on Google for "Sheikh Ahmed Ali" you find two videos on the first page, of which the following is one. This kind of sermon -- in a Mosque in Britain -- is clearly designed to scare young Muslims into being religious (to avoid God's punishment). In Islam there are many forms of punishment awaiting sinners and disbelievers. These include difficulties/calamities in this world, punishment of the grave and finally,…
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Added by Murtad Fitri on April 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 252: Aw, Hell. Part 1





Estus Pirkle presents the REAL reason to believe: because God is some kind of horrible monster who created a system where people who go to the wrong Christian church end up burning and have constant diarrhea due to intestinal parasites--which is interesting because there are already people in the "wrong church" who are already dying of constant diarrhea. So maybe those hippies who said "hell is here on… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 30, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments

You can't go to heaven!

From Not My God







I have missed this blog! Between winter holidays, Andy getting badly injured, planning a wedding and miscellaneous happenstances, I haven’t posted in a while, though I religiously (heh, heh) have posted every Thursday.



It’s no secret that I have big love for the HBO series Big Love, which I discussed in my posts about Mormonism. The opening credits end with Bill, the husband, meeting… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 14, 2010 at 11:18am — 4 Comments

Answer me this...

I wrote this blog on Myspace, intended for christians to read. I have posted it here to help other newly converted atheists in their quest for helping other theists to realize that God, in the biblical term, cannot exist.





Below are a series of questions. These are questions that I had asked toward the end of my christianity, and was never given a good answer for any of them. I challenge other believers in a god to ask these questions as well. If these questions could be… Continue

Added by Jasyn Taylor on December 22, 2009 at 10:47pm — 2 Comments

Pascal's Wager: Why our 'Faith' is far stronger than any Christian's.

If you aren't familiar with Pascal's Wager, it essentially argues that you should believe/honor/flatter God if only to hedge your bets. If you're wrong and there's no afterlife, nothing lost. But if you don't believe/honor/flatter and God's punitive afterlife turns out to have been real, boy won't you be sorry! It's like the Lotto: You can't win if you don't play.



On the face of it that actually makes a lot of sense. I for one would rather not spend eternity burning in hell, so… Continue

Added by Jo Jerome on December 6, 2009 at 1:47pm — 5 Comments

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