Priest says Hell is an invention of the church to control people with fear

  • metta

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    Dec 05, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
    Priest says Hell is an invention of the church to control people with fear

  • Delivis

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    Dec 06, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    Great. Now to go a step further and realise everything else was made up too..icon_smile.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 07, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Making people fearful is an excellent way to control them.
  • allanon

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    Dec 07, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Delivis saidGreat. Now to go a step further and realise everything else was made up too..


    ...because consciousness evolves further and minds work better when not grappling with concepts set up to be beyond limits of understanding.



    Yes. Churches and synagogues and mosques and temples would have a much more positive impact if they would only take their head out of the clouds and focus on the world around them.
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    Dec 07, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    and another priest says it's not

    draw
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    Wow! I knew many religious leaders didn't believe the entire Jesus story and questioned creation; but to hear this is like a breath of fresh air. Hopefully his mindset will be embraced by society soon.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    I hope more of the priesthood admit that thats what it was for... to top it off... hell nor heaven are mentioned in any bible... they, and many other Christian beliefs are adaptations of beliefs of several other religions that were practiced in the middle east around the time of the advent of christianity... including paganism, ancient Egyptian religion, zoroastrianism, judaism and buddhism (brought to the west by the monks who were contacted by greeks) .. for what its worth, Christianity is not "the one true religion" but a synchretic religion of all the other religions that were practiced in the Roman empire at the time...
  • twilight2010

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    Dec 21, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    The eternal burning of a soul in hell is a satanic doctrine that goes against everything the Holy Word of YAHweh stands for.

    There is no such place as hell in the bible. In the context that it is a place of burning of the soul. This is rubbish. The immortal soul is a doctrine that was invented by the devil himself so that he could fool people that he cannot be destroyed.

    There is no one burning in hell or living in the glories of heaven now, every single person who has died will remain in their graves until YAHshua comes to wake them up.


    We await the Glorious return of our Great and Powerful YAH

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    Dec 21, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    Heaven and hell are found within each of us. It is by our choices that we create each by our thoughts, and subsequent actions.
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    Dec 21, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI hope more of the priesthood admit that thats what it was for... to top it off... hell nor heaven are mentioned in any bible.....


    erm, yes... they are in the bible.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    GreenHopper saidI hope more of the priesthood admit that thats what it was for... to top it off... hell nor heaven are mentioned in any bible.....


    erm, yes... they are in the bible.


    hate to say this, but there really IS a Heaven and a Hell.....

    That is why JESUS die for all of us, I wish you guys could see that.
    He died on the CROSS so people would not have to go to hell
    when they die, that is HOW MUCH He loves humans in this world.

    It's easy to talk, yeh, say there is no hell, but then, look at all the
    graveyards on this planet. people die right ?? of course they do.
    WHY WAIT until you die to find out i am right about this.

    That is my whole point, Jesus took all the punishment we all
    deserve WHEN He died on the cross for our sins. He suffered 6
    hours on that cross. All for you.

    HE LOVES EVERYONE and he does NOT want to see anyone
    in Hell when they die.

    BUT, as I said before, eternal life and Joy and Peace are a gift;
    Jesus is a Gentlemen, he will NOT force his way into your life.
    To receive a gift, there has to be a willing giver and giftee....

    THAT is what this is all about.

    Please, please do NOT leave this world w/o HIM, big mistake......

    Stephen in Hawaii >>>>>>>>>>