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a cold day in hell

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 31, 2010

Newsweek's religion editor Lisa Miller doesn't believe in Hell. Why not? Because of the poll numbers. Hell isn't popular these days.

Respondeo:
  1. Hell has never been terribly popular-- least of all with its residents.
  2. President Obama isn't doing well in the popularity polls these days either. But he still exists. And similarly…
  3. Hell won't go away just because people stop believing in its existence. If you die firmly convinced that there is no Hell, you could be in for a very unpleasant surprise. 

(H/T to Pat Archbold of the National Catholic Register.)

 

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Apr. 02, 2010 8:22 AM ET USA

    robert.bennett, I'm ashamed of you for using exclusive patriarchal sexist language when referring to Satan as "he." In the spirit of inclusivity, let's refer to Satan as "she" half the time at least.

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 01, 2010 12:24 AM ET USA

    Okay, by this logic I'll take a poll of my 7th and 8th grade religion classes to determine if it's true...oh, never mind I already have - they do AND they also believe in purgatory, too! (Notice that this is not a Catholic university where I teach - the answers might be different there.)

  • Posted by: robert.bennett1514 - Mar. 31, 2010 9:33 PM ET USA

    Satan measures his progress by the number of people who believe he doesn't exist. In our world today he hasn't has so much success since the day before the Deluge.

  • Posted by: Christopher_Johnson - Mar. 31, 2010 1:40 PM ET USA

    People regularly pronounce themselves appalled by Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." But if you saw your very young children running full speed toward the edge of a cliff and you knew that a 500-foot fall on to jagged rocks would be their fates if they jumped, would you ignore it, confident in the knowledge that your kids would stop? Or would you say something quite loudly and harshly?

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