Psycho-Babble Faith Thread 336825

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****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

I am not a christian or any religion for that matter, but sometimes I get afraid of what will happen after death and spending eternity in hell would really kinda suck butt

 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by rayww on April 16, 2004, at 13:21:47

In reply to ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

If you're not a Christian or of any religion what makes you think there is a hell?

Hell is having a complete knowledge of what you "might" have had. It is "if only" multiplied to the zillionth time. It is regrets and darkness. It is the absense of God and light. It is mental anguish, on your own, with no support or love from anyone. Love cannot exist in hell. Why would anyone want to go there? But don't worry, it isn't all that easy to get there. You have a loving God who will give you every opportunity to prove yourself worthy of heaven. Just don't shaft Him. Take Him on and be His pal for awhile, and see. There is no need to fear Hell, until you know what Heaven is. Faith will get you farther in life than fear. Trust me, it's true.

 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell**** Stryker88

Posted by Dinah on April 18, 2004, at 12:20:54

In reply to ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

I don't really believe in heaven or hell. I think God's gift to us is this world and this life. But if there is a heaven and hell, I suspect I won't be going to heaven. But I'm not really afraid of where I'll be going. I trust God with all my heart and mind to be merciful as well as just.

 

nope......

Posted by Jai Narayan on April 21, 2004, at 19:25:21

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by rayww on April 16, 2004, at 13:21:47

I don't believe in Hell.
I think we make our own suffering here and now.
Rayww....nice response...I like your logic.
I don't believe that same things as you do but I do enjoy your replys to questions.

 

Re: nope...... Jai Narayan

Posted by rayww on April 21, 2004, at 21:56:07

In reply to nope......, posted by Jai Narayan on April 21, 2004, at 19:25:21

(((((((Awe Gee, that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me here.)))))

 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by shadows721 on May 15, 2004, at 18:08:55

In reply to ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

I am.

 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by Jai Narayan on May 15, 2004, at 21:05:27

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by shadows721 on May 15, 2004, at 18:08:55

> I am.

** I wish I could hold you and rock you. Life is so full of challanges and tests. I would love to hold you till the fear just melted away. It can you know with love.

 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by Stryker88 on May 15, 2004, at 21:34:36

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Jai Narayan on May 15, 2004, at 21:05:27

sorry but I dont need some stranger to rock me, like a baby, magic does not work and just loving something does not cure everything, that is a bunch of garbage, I thank you for caring and spending time to respond, but you are almost too nice that you would just go hug strangers

 

sorry, love seems to heal me....

Posted by Jai Narayan on May 17, 2004, at 18:38:49

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on May 15, 2004, at 21:34:36

I have heard of a job in the Upledger (Sp?)Clinic where there is a person who holds and rocks people who feel estranged. I just thought it was such a sweet, kind and healing thing to do and to have done.
Love can fill the void where fear resides.
I think kindness is saintly.
Sorry to have entended kindness where is was not wanted.

 

Re: please be civil Stryker88

Posted by Dr. Bob on May 18, 2004, at 0:28:56

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on May 15, 2004, at 21:34:36

> that is a bunch of garbage

Please don't post anything that could lead others to feel accused or put down.

If you have any questions or comments about this or about posting policies in general, or are interested in alternative ways of expressing yourself, please see the FAQ:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#civil

or redirect a follow-up to Psycho-Babble Administration.

Sharing something about your own issues and their possible role in your reaction might be an interesting exercise -- and might help others respond to you supportively.

Thanks,

Bob

 

Re: sorry, love seems to heal me....

Posted by Stryker88 on May 18, 2004, at 6:00:28

In reply to sorry, love seems to heal me...., posted by Jai Narayan on May 17, 2004, at 18:38:49

thanx for being so nice, I am sorry for being a stiff I just have alot of mental issues and anger issues, but you are tooo nice wayy too nice, sometimes being to nice can lead others to hurt your feelings.

 

Re: sorry, love seems to heal me....

Posted by Jai Narayan on May 18, 2004, at 8:17:12

In reply to Re: sorry, love seems to heal me...., posted by Stryker88 on May 18, 2004, at 6:00:28

> thanx for being so nice, I am sorry for being a stiff I just have alot of mental issues and anger issues, but you are tooo nice wayy too nice, sometimes being to nice can lead others to hurt your feelings.
***I have worked for years on becoming myself. That may sound funny but, I was traumatized all my childhood and carried this pain and suffering all my life. Now with the help of years of EMDR and a good therapist I am finally being released from old painful ways of being, communicating and interacting. My heart is full of love and caring for others who are suffering with pain of any sort. Yes people can be unkind. Yes I do get hurt by it. But I'm not going to let that stop the caring, kindness I feel for people on this board who ask for help and understanding.
I have always been an open person.
Now I can fully love and be loved.


 

Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****

Posted by wvClifton on June 11, 2004, at 14:00:18

In reply to ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

there's a wee lil' boy deep inside me who is afraid of "hell," but my adult self knows better.

 

images of hell

Posted by Jai Narayan on June 11, 2004, at 16:34:24

In reply to Re: ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by wvClifton on June 11, 2004, at 14:00:18

What does that little boy see as hell?
Why would you go there?

 

A book that I found extremely healing

Posted by Novilio on July 4, 2004, at 20:52:06

In reply to ****Anybody Afraid of Hell****, posted by Stryker88 on April 16, 2004, at 5:25:43

I'm new here, and this thread goes back a ways, but I wanted to recommend a book that I found extremely healing. I span the Pre- and Post-Vatican II chasm in the Catholic world, and the Catholic culture of my youth was extremely punitive and filled with abject terror of Hell. It left its mark on me, and I've been decades getting over it, especially having seen my mother basically die of despair over personal issues that conflicted with Catholic teachings.

I'm still not quite out of the woods, but if anyone else still has a case of Hell-itis, definitely get this book:

GOOD GOATS: Healing Our Image of God
by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant-Linn, and Matthew Linn
Paulist Press, 1994

You can get it on Amazon. It presents a very clear and simple method for changing our image of God from the Fearsome Punisher to the Greatest Lover, along with a detailed explanation of why we (as Catholics or whoever!) can believe this, and nay, *count* on it.

The book is short. You can read it in an hour or two, and it brought me to tears more than once. (It still does, each time I read it.)

I have studied the whole issue of Hell and Divine punishment for many years, and if there's any interest in continuing this thread, I can lay out other healing insights that I've discovered.

This is my first post, BTW, so if I botch something do let me know, and accept my apologies in advance!

--Novilio

 

Re: double double quotes Novilio

Posted by Dr. Bob on July 5, 2004, at 23:38:27

In reply to A book that I found extremely healing, posted by Novilio on July 4, 2004, at 20:52:06

> GOOD GOATS: Healing Our Image of God
> by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant-Linn, and Matthew Linn
> Paulist Press, 1994
>
> You can get it on Amazon...

I'd just like to plug the double double quotes feature at this site:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#amazon

The first time anyone refers to a book without using this option, I post this to try to make sure he or she at least knows about it. It's just an option, though, and doesn't *have* to be used. If people *choose* not to use it, I'd be interested why not, but I'd like that redirected to Psycho-Babble Administration:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/admin/20020918/msgs/7717.html

Thanks!

Bob


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