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Hell. Is it me you’re looking for?

Jesus speaks of everlasting punishment in Matthew 25:46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal”.

Everlasting punishment or life eternal. Those are the only two choices you have. Of course the big question on everyone’s mind is, “How do I become righteous and get into heaven?”

John 14:16 Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. So what that says in no uncertain terms is that unless you believe in and follow Jesus Christ you aren’t getting into heaven. Period.

Here Jesus repeats that same threat in parable form. John 15:6 “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”

The deal is you must believe in the Bible and Jesus Christ or you will not get your name written in “The Book of Life”. (This is the book Saint Peter has at the pearly gates). It is basically heaven’s guest list, and if you ain’t on it you can kiss your ass goodbye. Revelations 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

This core doctrine of Christianity, which specifically states that the acceptance of Jesus as your lord and savior is the only way to get into heaven, demands by its very nature that a vast majority of people throughout history cannot get into heaven. It’s just the way their game is rigged. Billions of people are categorically denied heaven’s treasures and pleasures, not because they were evil but because for one reason or another they held the wrong beliefs. If Jesus is the only way to heaven, and if you haven’t found him by hook or by crook, well then you are shit out of luck.

And if that’s all there was to it I wouldn’t really mind. If it was just the fact that if you don’t believe in Christ you don’t get to go to Christian heaven then that would be fine by me. (What the hell do I care if you believe that I am not getting into a heaven that I don’t believe in?) But its not enough for Christians to go to heaven. The rest of us have to go to hell as well.

And hell is not just for the wicked. Hell is not just for thieves, fiends and fornicators. It is for un-believers and non-believers too.

An un-believer is someone like me who knows about the gospel of Jesus Christ and intentionally says fuck that shit. I am consciously making a choice to not believe in something that I know exists. The Bible refers to people like me (and anyone who practices any other religion by the way) as “un-believers”, and it makes it quite clear that because of my willful denial of their religion of love that I am going to burn in hell forever. No real surprises there.

A non-believer on the other hand is someone who for one reason or another has never heard of the Bible. They don’t believe in Jesus because they have never even heard of Jesus. For example, everyone in the western hemisphere pre 1492. The Bible makes it quite clear in the verses quoted above that these non-believers are going to burn in hell for not believing in a God they didn’t even know existed. (This ugliness is the ultimate example of the phrase “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”)

Non-believers aren’t just people who lived and died in a place where Christianity didn’t exist. They also include all the people who lived and died in a time before Christianity ever existed. According to Jesus, Jesus is the only way into heaven. Therefore all the people born before Jesus came to die for everyone’s sins are all in burning in hell now. And just like that, at the speed of a thought, by following one little belief to its logical conclusion, billions of innocent souls are cast into eternal damnation just so Christians can feel good about themselves.

If you really think about it, only a tiny shred of the people that have ever lived are getting into Christian heaven.

So where exactly are the rest of us going? What the hell is hell like?

We begin to get a glimpse of hell in Matthew 13:41-42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

But listen, Jesus isn’t so bad I mean he has said some really nice things. Like in Matthew 25:40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

This is one of Jesus’ more famous quotes. You know, the whole “what you do to the least of men you do to me” thing. And it’s not a bad sentiment. In fact I actually like it. It makes the so-called Son of God seem like the everyman. It helps us realize we are all connected, and it inspires people to be nicer to the less fortunate. If the J-man only said stuff like that I might care. But he doesn’t and so I don’t, because in the very next line he says this…

Matthew 25:41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

He just got done telling you to have compassion for the less fortunate, and then the in very next breath he sends cursed people into everlasting fire. What a hypocrite! Aren’t the “cursed” by definition the least of your brethren? So why send them to hell to be tortured forever? Unless you are “doing unto them” what you want done unto you. But wait, you are the guy who wanted to become famous by getting tortured to death. Ooooohhh, I get it now. You sick fuck.

But “the Prince of Peace” isn’t done threatening you yet.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 speaks about what Jesus will do to those who do not believe. Jesus will come down from heaven, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

Everlasting destruction is Jesus’ vengeance for not believing in him. Think about that for a moment. Jesus “Mr. Forgiveness” Christ is the one personally sending you to hell. Nice.

Vengeance also happens to be the big moment many Christians are waiting for. Thats right, the rapture. Armageddon. When Jesus comes back with a vengeance and slaughters anyone whose name is not in the Book of Life. The big “I told you so” where they get to go to heaven and know that everyone else is burning hell.

And as if it couldn’t get any darker, it turns out that human beings aren’t the only type of people being punished with perdition. Jesus’ dad is also torturing angels down there.

Jude 5 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. The next line goes on to say how these angels, these “sons of God” are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Everlasting chains? Vengeance? Does that sound like the God of love to you? Is God so petty that he needs to resort to base human acts like torture and vengeance?

And here is another example of the mysterious “war in heaven”. Somehow some angels sinned and were then cast into more chains and darkness. 2 peter 2:4 For God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

Think about that. God can’t even keep heaven peaceful. He can’t even keep angels in order. He made Adam and Eve and that went wrong right away, and now we find out that prior to that he had already thrown a bunch of angels into hell for sinning? Why can’t God keep his shit together? Everything he touches turns evil.

According to the Bible, God actually has to waste the time (eternity) and energy (those eternal fires don’t stoke themselves) to torture souls forever and ever. He’s doing it right now as you read this. There are people writhing in agony forever right now. And now. And now. (You get the picture) What is the point of creating an eternal darkness with chains and fire when you could just snap your magical God fingers and make the whole thing go away?

Does he look for a peaceful solution to his problems? No. God throws angels into hell. So why would he think twice about tossing your ass in there too. After all, Satan (the devil, Lucifer) is God’s son. Satan is actually Jesus’ older brother. He was God’s best and brightest. All he wanted to do was move out on his own, and so God sent him to suffer and work in hell forever.

Which of course brings me to the most ridiculous part of this whole nightmare. If Satan punishes evil people doesn’t that make him good? You’d think that hell would be full of all the demons and murderers etc. and when someone new came down they would celebrate their crimes and throw them a party. Why the hell would Satan punish evil doers?! It makes no sense. (As if any of this does)

Of course the next thing God does after sending his son to burn in hell is to send his other son Jesus down to earth to get crucified. Then God says that if you don’t believe in the timeless murder of his son Jesus, he will send you to be eternally murdered by his son Satan. It occurs to me that whomever set up that situation is the real devil. There is no love in that God.

Imagine if you will…

You somehow win a contest and get to go to your hero’s house (for the sake of this example let’s say the hero a male). Imagine they are someone you really like. They have inspired you to be a better person, and they have affected your life in the best of ways. You admire them so much that they are practically a god to you. To spend the day with them would be like heaven.

And so there you are, spending the day with your favorite person. You are having the best time hanging out at their beautiful home, and walking through their gorgeous garden. Then you both go inside to the kitchen for a refreshing drink. It tastes so good you can hardly believe it.

But then you hear the faint sound of people screaming coming from under the floor. You turn to the person you have practically dedicated your life to and politely ask, “What’s that?”

And he says in a passing tone, “Oh I have a dungeon down there. It’s where I torture all the people who have offended me in some way. Technically, my eldest son Stan does it for me. You see he also offended me once. He tried to move out of the house, so chained him to a wall down there and I gave him the job of torturing people I don’t like.”

Your eyes widen and your butthole clenches as you realize he is not kidding. It hits you hard that you are in the presence of a monster and you have nowhere to run. You desperately want to stay on his good side so you ask him a question about his horrific hobby. “So, how long do you keep them down there?”

He laughs and says, “Forever, silly. I am teaching them a lesson about forgiveness. Actually I’m really telling them a joke about forgiveness. You get it don’t you? Tell me you get it. Tell me you love me!!!”

You reflexively say, “I do. I do.” out of sheer self-preservation.

Then he says, “But don’t get me wrong. I’m not evil or anything. I totally give people a chance to avoid being down there.”

With a trembling voice you say, “That is so nice of you. May I ask what it is?”

And he says “Well you see, a while ago I forced my youngest son Jesse to set his head on fire and then shoot himself in the face with a shotgun. But get this; it’s all good because he was actually doing it to help people. I made my son kill himself so people would know how much I love them. All those people in my dungeon had to do to avoid their punishment was admit that they’re guilty because my son Jesse melted his face off and then blew his brains out for them. If they could have just accepted that, then they wouldn’t have offended me, and I wouldn’t have to make Stan torture them. You understand.”

You are not surprised to feel the warm dribble of urine trickling down your leg as you say, “And I have to accept that Jesse killed himself for me too, right?”

Your hero looks you squarely in the eyes. You want to look away but you can’t. And he replies with the same voice that you used to love so much, “With all your heart and soul, by eating his flesh and drinking his blood.”

You choke back some vomit and you say, “Could you show me more of the garden…

They only thing God and Jesus don’t forgive you for is not worshiping them. (Read that last sentence again) That says it all right there. Somehow Jesus died for everybody’s sins (which makes no fucking sense) but the one sin that he didn’t die for is the sin of not believing that he died for your sins.

Christians by creating a heaven in which they can rejoice have had to create a hell in which the rest of us must gnash our teeth. They believe their God of love has given them two choices. Worship me or burn in hell forever. So their sick and sad solution is to be a sycophant to a psychopath.

Personally, I choose to vehemently say “Hell no!” to the sadistic God of the Bible and his masochistic son Jesus. I choose to not go to a hell I don’t believe in.

April 1st, 2017|Liberate your SOUL|0 Comments