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I wish I could claim I came up with this argument myself but I can't. I also can't remember the name of the guy who said it (he appears in The God Who Wasn't There). Anyway, it went something like this...

When you think about it, there really is no difference between Heaven and Hell. Let's assume that what the Bible says about Heaven and Hell is true. And let's say I was no different than I am right now but I believed in God and Jesus so when I die I go to Heaven. Great. But knowing that millions (billions?) of people are being punished and tortured for eternity in the fires of hell and knowing that there is absolutely nothing I could do to help them wouldn't be Heaven. To me, that would be Hell.

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 23:56:00 UTC | #16450