Thursday, May 03, 2007

Avoiding Hell

Since our society is fond of top ten lists, what better way to introduce the subject of how people can avoid hell than in a top ten list format. Take a look at the list below & see if you have ever heard anyone use any of these reasons or ways to avoid & even deny hell.

Top Ten ways to avoid hell…

10. Claim hell was only a trash heap outside of Jerusalem (see Gehenna)

9. Claim hell was an invention of the Western Greek Hellenistic mindset

8. Claim hell was an invention of Pharisees to threaten people into obedience

7. Claim hell was an invention of Roman Catholicism to threaten people into obedience

6. Claim hell was an invention of Right-wing Fundamentalists to threaten people into obedience

5. Claim hell was an invention of fill in blank , with whatever group you hate.

4. Claim hell was an invention of Paul after he high jacked Jesus’ message of “love”

3. Claim hell is just a way for self-righteous people to feel like they are special

2. Claim hell is just a way for self-righteous people to condemn others

1. Claim hell doesn’t exist


Shamelessly ganked from thekingdomcome. It doesn't mention that Hell was really an invention of Zoroastrian dualism - just like Paradise.


Or you can just get one of these:

1 comment:

Toby Brown said...

What about 'fire insurance'?

And don't forget McLaren on the subject! He's the perfect example of postmodernist liberal deniers of Hell:
BRIAN MCLAREN AND HELL