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.

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Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 20, 2014 at 10:26am
Sorry, looks like I accidentally deleted your post Idaho. I just got this iPad, and I'm still getting used to the functionality.

I believe you were wondering at the sheer popularity of Scientology. That's a good point. Again, very sorry if I deleted your post...
Comment by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 19, 2014 at 7:04pm
I'd heard some scary stuff about Scientology. I suppose it's momentum can be attributed to human credulity.
Comment by Freethinker31 on July 19, 2014 at 12:46pm

When I was much  younger I  attended  Scientology classes  out of curiosity.....Worst  mistake ever......I am so amazed that  big names  like  Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie  Allie are  so  enamored  with it.....They  insisted  that I contribute  a large portion of my salary to the church because  material  things  are  so unimportant   and  the  church would put it to better good.....When I flew the coop...I was  bombarded  with  phone calls telling  me I had t return....I knew  some who  had  members  come to their door  and  tried to physically  take them...Very scary  indeed.......

Comment by Michael Penn on July 18, 2014 at 1:40pm

I agree with Green casket ideas but when I lived in Texas for 20 years they didn't agree. At least for the cemetery I had a plot in, al bodies were put inside a vault so as to "not contaminate the earth." This concrete vault would be air and water tight.

I suppose you can Google that too, and I have no idea what any of it has to do with a nemesis. At 68 I didn't just fall off the truck yesterday. In other words, I'm not writing bullshit. I'm not pulling what I say here out of thin air.

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 18, 2014 at 11:31am

Oh by the way  Michael...Scattering  your  ashes  is ok too.....As long  as you donate  your  organs  first........

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 18, 2014 at 11:29am

Michael Michael..Michael....You must be my nemesis ,,,but that is ok......Have you ever  heard of  a  Green  casket?    It is made of bio-degradeable material  so that it can  allow  your remains  to  become  part of the earth  again....The coffin  is so flimsy  that it is also  very inexpensive....An eco-friendly   Green funeral  is catching on fast  mostly  by Humanists.  Google  it  Michael...You may like it....   

Comment by Michael Penn on July 18, 2014 at 11:20am

But we don't become food and fertilizer for new life so that the cycle can continue. Instead we are sealed solidly inside a concrete waterproof vault and our dead bodies are in a similar type coffin. This (so they say) is because our dead bodies "might contaminate the earth" so a centuries old custom is avoided and the earth itself is cheated.

I'll fix that problem by being creameted and having my ashes scattered.

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 18, 2014 at 11:09am

Who in their right mind would  want to think  about  spending  eternity  in hot and steamy Hell  with  Satan  of all  people.... If I were a theist  it would  be the last thing I would  dwell upon....With that said..I feel at peace knowing  I will become  food and/or fertilizer  to new life so that the cycle of life may continue.....I also  intend  to donate  all useable organs  so someone  can live  a happier  life......Peace Out!!!!

Comment by Future on July 18, 2014 at 11:02am
That's a good point Michael. What if people heaven is right next to pig heaven, or chicken heaven? Location, location, location.
Comment by Luara on July 18, 2014 at 10:37am

everyone talking about going to heaven cannot tell you just what or where it is? If you haven't got a clue about this place, why would you want to go there? The answer could only be that they know this to be the home of god, and they want to go where god is.

I know where god is. He is in the imagination.

Then maybe people do go to heaven when we die, because we live on in others' imaginations :)

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