It seems that some people believe that if enough people ditch belief in Hell, that perhaps Hell will be closed for lack of interest. No such luck.Go read the whole thing.
I would be interested to see how the poll numbers would change if the question changed. Instead of “Do you believe in hell?” how about if we asked “Do you believe that all people, no matter what they did in life, go to heaven?” If you asked them whether Hitler was in heaven, I suspect that the numbers would look drastically different. Most people, I suspect, would exclude Hitler from residency in heaven (whether or not God has is a different question). So, if Hitler is not in Heaven, where is he?
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Head in the sand of the world, the flesh, and the devil
Pat Archbold at the National Catholic Register has an excellent commentary on the existence of hell. It's worth a full read.