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Is Anyone Hellbound?

Bob502 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 12:39 PM
It does not follow that if there is no afterlife, then we need to make things right now. Without an afterlife it is perfectly rational to think that things never need to be put right. Without an ultimate judgement, "Get all you can, can all you get, and poison the rest," is an entirely plausible, if amoral, attitude.
layopinions Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 3:00 PM
It is plausible until you consider the implications. Rational thought leads to the conclusion that no one wants to live in a world where its every man for himself.

We all want the world to be a better place for our children. We all understand that society would be a lot better for everyone if we all lived by the golden rule.

Now consider the implications of giving your life for someone else. It is already the most heroic thing a person can do - even if they believe they will live on after death. Imagine, now, the depth of someone's love for his fellow man that compels him to give up his life knowing that there is no eternal reward waiting for him on the other side.

There are people and causes I would give my life for.

The new documentary Hellbound? has reignited discussion about the perennial topic of hell as well as revealed some very bizarre perspectives.

Kevin Miller, the film’s director, who identifies as a Christian, stated in an interview that, regarding the traditional view of hell as a place of fiery torment, “I don’t see anything in the Bible that would lead me to believe that such a place exists.” Instead, according to Miller, when Jesus talked about hell, he was talking about the here and now.

Really? Jesus didn’t warn about a place of judgment to come? And Director Miller gets his...