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← The fires of Hell are real and eternal, Pope warns

Peacebeuponme's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Peacebeuponme

Why fire though? Are these people so thick they can't see how boringly human these punishments are?

Yes, I can comprehend how fire will be painful to my human skin, but how does this concept transfer to my soul when I enter hell? Surely there will be different ways to distress my consciousness then?

In fact, I have trouble conceptualising how any pain can occur to an immortal soul, which cannot die again, and which doesn't have a flesh-and-blood body. Pain wouldn't have any meaning.

Could it be that these things were made up by men with very little imagination?

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:09:00 UTC | #443097