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Is Eternal Life a Fate Worse Than Death?

By Carl S ~ 

  I live in a country with a motto “In God We Trust” on its currency. It's a stupid motto, since the “God” it refers to, as every Christian child is taught, out of all the gods, is the only one who is “creator of Hell,” and therefore, never to be trusted. Any nation which unquestionally accepts this slogan is an unthinking nation. Let's just take a look at this “Hell.”

Have those who claim to believe in Hell really thought about Hell? Have they thought of what it's like to suffer intense unremitting pain, so the only ways out are in pain killers, opium, inebriation, and if it goes on, insanity and/or death, even by suicide? You'd do anything to escape pain like that. Some pet owners, when the only future for their pets will be hopeless suffering, choose to have them euthanized. Those who get bored with inflicting torture will kill their victims. The objects of torture eventually become used-up pieces of crap to them, They're no more fun.

So isn't Hell evidence this god has failed?Faith is a habit of denial and avoidance. It's willful ignorance. And yet it is held up as something to be respected! As Eric Hoffer said, “It's startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.” But the god of Christianity will never have enough satisfaction in torturing.. He tortures by delegating. Which makes him Satan. You can beg for mercy all you want, but the torturing won't stop. You're ignored and forgotten and left to suffer for as long as he wants you to, and that means forever. For what? Those who worship and praise their alleged “all-loving and all-merciful father,” accept his Hell without blinking an eye. If Hell is hopeless, it makes its creator/maintainer, also hopeless. They are proud of this? Somebody should teach them to think about their Hell.

Unthinking people believe their god is almighty, though he's unable to influence the mind of a man enough to convince him without a doubt he truly exists, so he's sent to Hell for not believing! That's fucked up. So isn't Hell evidence this god has failed? (As in one of my past posts, “How to Read Scriptures,“ he admits to failing.) If Hell still is acceptable, then this particular god is incapable of learning why keeping it in operation is a horrible mistake. Hell just must be absolutely forever since its god is: “yesterday, today, and the same, forever.” You can’t have one without the other. Doesn't this mean those who defend him, no matter what evils he creates or inflicts, are also incapable of learning? Something’s wrong with their minds.

From Philip Appleman's poem, “Five Easy Prayers for Pagans":
And forgive, Ye Gods, some humble advice --
these little blessings would suffice
to beget an earthly paradise --
make the bad people good
and the good people nice;
and before our world goes over the brink,
teach the believers how to think.
So, to hell with “Hell.” Or, for that matter, “Heaven.” On the subject of an alleged “afterlife,” here are some things I consider: Even if there were such places, I wouldn't be alive to experience them. What is a fate worse than death? It would be having to live forever. And I've thought about the one question we should ask a believer of any faith. “What do you remember of what happened during the two hours before you were born?” Is it any wonder why believers refuse to think?