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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

the origin of hell

I finally figured out where hell came from.

You know when you're dealing with a problem, usually disagreement among persons and you know you can't resolve that problem but it is a problem that could theoretically be solved, and a disastrous end is in sight? It's that nervousness you get in that moment, that focused incapacitating moment.

Even before God created humans, his foresight, combined with the free will he gave to man, produced that moment in him. Hell was the (unforeseen?) byproduct.

So that's where it came from, I'm not sure why God decided to stick with it. Hell, maybe he didn't stick with it, I guess his decision on that is up to the theologians.

6 comments:

Charlie said...

Why did God stick with it?

"you know you can't resolve that problem but it is a problem that could theoretically be solved, and a disastrous end is in sight"

Sounds like what God felt at the moment of creation -- IT stuck with HIM!

Mike said...

No, no, we can't try to figure out these apparent discrepancies, that's up to the theologians. :)

JT Paasch said...

Your comment on Alex's blog was pretty funny Mike.

Mike said...

You may have appreciated it a bit more than he did.

EternalBlight said...

Hell, Hen, or Hat? (teaching phonics) The Answer is Hen... I have to describe to children who have never heard of hell, why it is "hen", why it is not hat, and more so, why hen is not hell... they wouldn't even write that for children phonics books in the USA (as far as I know). Damn, it's a good thing I studied all that dogma and philosophy...now where lay my ethical loyalties/duties? (Notice I won't discuss where they "lie" since it confuses the issue for me.)

See ya in hell...from heaven.

Confessions of A Young Preacher said...

If there was no hell, heaven would be miserable for there would be no difference between heaven and earth because all peoples would be there.