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Is Anyone Hellbound?

Mark6876 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 12:44 PM
It is funny and sad. Satan decieved Eve by telling her "Ye shall not surely die" and pretend Christians are still telling this same lie all these years later.
Dean197 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 10:10 AM
That's a puzzler isn't it. She clearly didn't die on that day as God told her she would, she is supposed to have lived for centuries after. She wasn't going to live forever, because she was forbidden to eat the fruit of the tree of eternal life. All that leaves Christians for taking the story literally is an ad hoc claim that she died a 'spiritual death'. An impartial reading leads to the conclusion the serpent was telling the truth. Maybe...just maybe...the story with the talking snake and the magic fruit shouldn't be taken so literally. It's a fine metaphor for the human struggle characterized by our desire to do good coexisting with constant temptation to do what we know to be wrong.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 4:17 PM
It's the illusion that we can embrace the entirety of good (and evil) in our finite selves. That is an impossible thing to do. Only God can embrace the entirety of those things. If we pretend that in our finitude we still can, then we'll think we can ignore God's advice on the matter and we'll destroy ourselves (death). God had only warned Eve (and Adam) of the obvious.
Dean197 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 10:11 AM
Well, yeah, everyone know you're not supposed to eat magic fruit. What were they thinking? It's like they had no coherent notion of right and wrong...oh. Never mind.

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...