Seeing as everyone is using the phrase 'burn in hell' alot, i thought i would put this in. we have been taught that hell means 'seperation from God'. The idea of fire and torture was put in to scare people into believing in God. In the bible there is 'weeping and grinding of teeth' because the people in Hell can not be with God. Basically God has given them chances all of the way through life, and in death but they refuse to renounce their ways so they are seperated from God. There is no fire or torture, but the seperation is enough to make it an unpleasent experience.
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