So here’s the thing: if the Devil is the guy going around causing strife and moral decay and murder and rape and thievery, why would he punish those that did these things on Earth? Why would Hell be pits of fire and brimstone and telemarketers? It’s Lucifers to do with as he wishes, isn’t it, so why wouldn’t it be a hedonistic pleasure palace of sex and graft and drunken gambling with shooting ranges, busty 16-year-old cheerleaders begging for sex and barrels of rum on every corner with fast cars with the engine running, piles of loot in the back seat and machine-guns for headlights parked on every curb?
Why would Satan (not the Doper) punish those that did his bidding on Earth, why would he banish them to grueling torturous agony for all eternity? What’s in it for him? Wouldn’t he be better served by offering continued access to the very things that people would have had to have done in order to be sent to Hell?
The idea that Hell is bad, that Hell is eternal pain and suffering doesn’t serve Satans (not the Doper) purpose, it serves any supposed Gods. More specifically, it serves those that would have us live what they deem to be the “correct” lifestyle (read: any organized religion). Saying that Hell would be bad because the bible says so is silly, considering that, well, no one really knows for one thing and the bible was written by man with the intention of presenting “Gods word” so it would, of course, put a deliberate negative spin on Hell, IMO. These two threads seen to somewhat support this: Who Invented Hell? and
Just where the heck did HELL come from anyway?!?, while this thread, Catholic Hell, goes to some lengths to explain things.
I’m only including those links so that you may go to those threads if you want to debate/question/discuss religious the origin of Hell and whatnot.
My question is the issue addressed in the first (and probably second) paragraph, though, so…discussion?