Catholic Encyclopedia admits they don't know where Hell is

Reply Wed 12 Aug, 2015 09:07 am
Though it affirms Hell exists as an official matter of principles for Catholicism, they simultaneously confirm they have no idea where it actually is.


"Where is hell? ... Hence theologians generally accept the opinion that hell is really within the earth. The Church has decided nothing on this subject; hence we may say hell is a definite place; but where it is, we do not know."

If they're right, then in a couple billion years when the Sun enters it red-giant phase and expands enveloping the Earth (and incinerating it) Hell will cease to exist.
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Reply Wed 12 Aug, 2015 11:15 am
Cap, good q: The apodictical existential pantheist maintains that hell exists in the same manner that She does. In other words, the panoptic has a compelling reality

Whether the conclusion of the Crunch, the tiny dot of zero diameter but infinite mass nonetheless still contains hell....

If pantheism seems vague it's only because

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Reply Wed 12 Aug, 2015 07:40 pm
To the OP: Where the hell is hell?

To dale: What the hell did you just say? Wink
Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2015 05:35 am
The valley of Hinnom rendered Hell in the bible is a little valley surrounding Jerusalem's Old City, including Mount Zion, from the west and south. It meets and merges with the Kidron Valley, the other one of the two principal valleys around the Old City, near the southeastern corner of the city.

How could they lose it?
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Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2015 06:51 am
Hell Rd
West Bay
Cayman Islands
Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2015 10:27 am
To dale: What the hell did you just say?
In what respects FBM can I clarify
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 06:59 pm
Catholicism stretching the truth?
Hoo woodda thunk?
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 10:06 am
Posted by hingehead in another forum earlier today:


Apparently, it just ain't there.
Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 05:59 pm
Cutting your nose to spite your face, huh?
Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 06:02 pm
Will skewed lines ever meet?
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 07:52 pm
Catholicism is a faith where men meet behind closed doors to make world-wide decisions. If the faith knew where Hell is, do you expect them to broadcast it? Hell is bad enough, without letting people of other faiths to decide if they would just as well go there. I sort of feel that at the point of the Reformation, the Catholic church circled the wagons, so to speak.

And, why would lay Catholics be allowed to know where Hell is anyway. Do lay Catholics have a clearance for knowing where Hell is? Do they have a need to know? And, for all we know, the location of Hell might very well be Top Secret.

Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2015 09:13 am
Catholics may not know where Hell is, but the Pope surely knows how much money is stored in those Vatican banks...

As they say in FARGO,,,,Betcha! Drunk Drunk
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2015 10:00 am
closer to home, for me anyway
Hell, Michigan

Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2015 10:19 am
Isn't that where all the old Ford cars are buried? Drunk
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2015 11:47 am
Actually, 'Hell' is a quite nice car

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Reply Sat 19 Sep, 2015 12:16 pm
I like nice cars! Cool
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 10:43 am
You misinterpreted that in a way that baffles an adult.

SO where is Heaven ? The orthodox answer could very well be something you wouldn't like either.

ANd this is from a gillion years ago

"Since it so was, that Christ should ascend bodilyand thereafter send the Holy Ghost bodily, then it was more seemly that it was upwards and from above than either downwards and from beneath, behind, or before, on one side or on other. But else than for this seemliness, Him needed never the more to have went upwards than downwards; I mean for nearness of the way. For heaven ghostly is as nigh down as up, and up as down: behind as before, before as behind, on one side as other. "
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