I was reading the Friendly Atheist this morning and ran across their post about a TV program that describes (and tries to explain) the idea of hell.
Besides being a sickening display of a cult trying to scare people into believing their nonsense, their description of hell, and the reasoning behind their idea of hell are absurd.
The video claims that hell is literally beneath the Earth, because a bible passage told of someone being swallowed by the earth and taken alive into hell.
Look…Christian fundamentalists – science has already pretty much figured out what our planet is comprised of. It’s not a secret. There is no hideously cruel place called hell down there. If you’d like an idea of what is inside our planet, and how scientists are able to figure it out, you can visit any number of scientific sites to find out.
Today, by using seismological and magnetic field data as well as other theoretical calculations, it’s possible to get a sense of the actual size and composition of our planet’s nether regions. Because there’s no way to get a sample of the Earth’s core, Miaki Ishii, a professor in Harvard University’s seismology group, says, “We basically use methods that are similar to medical imaging.”
Instead of using CAT-scans and X-rays to see the center of the Earth, researchers use waves emitted by earthquakes to get a sense of the planet’s innards. Just like an X-ray, seismic waves bounce around, changing direction and speed based on the material they pass through. If researchers can gauge how quickly a wave moves from one tracking station to another, they can get a pretty good sense of what the ground that wave is traveling through looks like.
The video gets worse from there. It’s a stomach turning venture into mythological nonsense that is used to scare children and grown adults into believing anything the church has to say, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to anyone with an ounce of critical thinking skills.
Here’s an example of one of the bible verses used in the video.
|How loving God is|
Imagine the horror of being tortured for all time. The video says that being separated from God is even worse than the spiritual and physical torture you’d have to endure, but I don’t believe Jesus was the son of God, and I feel no spiritual pain over it. Why the hell (pun intended) would you want to spend time with the monster who is unceasingly torturing you and a host of others?
Doesn’t make much sense to me. The video also says that Jesus will hate you, even though Christian dogma usually says that God is all-loving.
But I guess, logic need not apply when it comes to Christian mythology.
Here’s one of the pictures you can find in the video.
|We teach our children this is real and justified?|
Nice. More fear mongering bull crap.
Of course, some Christians will say that people who ‘reject’ God deserve such punishments, but anyone who isn’t indoctrinated or a psychopath should be able to see through that argument. No one deserves to be tortured for eternity.
Then the video says that Mary visited three young girls in Portugal and showed them the fires of hell. You have to love a God who would decide to mentally torture three little girls with visions of eternal torture.
Makes total sense!
Of course, these little girls not only got to witness humans being eternally tortured in the worst imaginable ways by a loving God, but they also claimed to see demons.
|Got to have some demons down there|
I think it’s immoral to teach children this nonsense. So many people have been mentally tortured by this garbage and forced to believe something that makes no logical sense. If you watch the video and listen carefully, you can see that they even admit that they have no evidence that hell exists or what hell would really be like. They’re basically guessing and thinking up scary crap so that they can scare others into believing their fantastic claims.
These twisted stories are disgusting.
If you’d like to watch the original video, you can find it below.