That makes allot of sense. You know, there is something else that I discovered. The Greek word Hades literally has only one original meaning. It means the grave, the ground in which a person is buried when they die. It's the word that scholars say appears in the oldest manuscripts of the Bible. And that the word hell didn't start showing up in the Bible until well after the writing of the Bible had been completed. Interesting.
Well there is definitely a difference between southern baptists and the hippy newager christians ideas of hell. The later only think there is a separation from god where you aren't punished but instead you don't get invited to the after party.
Then there is a double death idea, which I never really understood. You die once as a mortal and then god will kill you again as a soul simply for not believing. But I guess this second death, or the death of the soul is suppose to be so terrible. I don't see how it could be so terrible. But many christians have bought into it.
It all seems silly to me. I don't even see how it would work. A soul is suppose to have a central nervous system? So you can be tortured for eternity? Just seems absurd. How does the soul get energy to function let alone be punished for eternity? It's all just magic and over active imaginations.
It was funny one time, I told a christian that I could break hell. He was a little surprised by that statement. I told him it would be mind over matter. If I realized I was dead and being tortured for eternity what difference would it make to torture me with hell fire? I would just willingly go into the fire that I would break the system.
You can't torture a being who does not feel tortured. Mind over matter. I don't have a body to worry about and whats the worse that can happen to me? I am already dead, so what do I have to worry about? Nothing to lose. So I could walk through the flames and not feel anything. My mind would over power anything it could deliver.