Hell: The Devil’s Domain
Inspired by the History’s channel first-viewed 12-27-2004
Commentary on this TV program: Gary DeVaney
Perspectives, Myths and Dogmas about Evil Satan and
Program (P): Satan / the Devil is the arch-enemy of the human race.
P: Jesus spoke far more about Hell than Jesus spoke about Heaven.
P: Satan / the Devil is later claimed to be the serpent in the Garden Of Eden.
P: In the Hebrew Bible, the snake in the Garden of Eden is simply a snake.
P: Much that is believed and described about Satan is not from the Bible. Artists, clergy and
writers have embellished the "evil" and scary character over the centuries.
Gary (G): Aligheri Dante and John Milton are largely responsible for how
Satan and Hell are perceived today - much more so than the Bible's weak description of Satan and Hell.
P: Hell is where much dogma places your sinful soul - which is believed to be alive and painfully
tormented beyond imagination. God constantly heals your torn soul so that it can constantly endure fresh pain - for eternity.
G: But why? Doesn't your Biblical God Love you? So, this is what your loving God and Jesus
Christ have in store for you - if you are not selected to serve God and Jesus in Heaven for eternity? There must be
a definition of love that I'm not familiar with.
P: Death is the great equalizer.
G: Agreed! Kings and peasants, the rich and poor all have the same fate in death - which
P: To be in league with God equals Heaven. To be in league with the Devil equals Hell.
G: I disagree. Other than man's poetic myths and artistic license, there is no scientific evidence
of either fictional character, God or Satan, nor of either fictional place, Heaven or Hell. Throughout history, these murderous
and destructive "characters" and their abodes were created by and enhanced by imperialistic, authoritative men to manipulate,
control and discipline the gullible through raw, ignorant fear and psychological intimidation.
P: Ann Graham Lotz (Reverend Billy Graham’s daughter): Hell is a real place that God sends
the Devil and his Angels and a place where Jesus Christ said that those who reject Him will one day live.
G: Perspective: Jesus Christ (real or not) obviously has an ego that just can not take rejection. Jesus
operates here with the attitude of an entitled slave owner, that holds life, death and the sentence of "Eternal
Torment" over His slaves. What an insane, jealous and possessive model Jesus Christ proves to be for Humanity!
P: Christian dogma: Your afterlife is eternal whether you live in Heaven or in Hell.
G: The old Hebrew dogma "dust to dust" is much more logical and realistic. To be put to death due
to some imperialistic authority's disapproval of you was intimidation enough for the living. To further be threatened "Eternal
Torment" multiplies the fear factor among the gullible.
P: Catholic Priest - Father Thomas Rausch: "Hell is, of
course, a metaphor. Hell is a mythological concept. What it means is to live without any relationship to God,
which is the great gift of Human life."
G: If properly quoted, did Father Thomas Rausch, a Catholic Priest, confess on public television
that Hell is a metaphor, a mythological concept?
Dictionary: Metaphor: Something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.
Mythological: The term "myth" is often used to refer to a false story.
Catholic Priest confesses that Hell is a Metaphor - literally not real - and is mythological - a false story. If
this be the case, what does the belief in Hell consist of?
Futhermore, to live without a relationship with a monstrous God, a God, who would create a
place that provides Eternal Torture for His children, is certainly a milder consequence of Hell than suffering
"Eternal Torment". Do you realize that both Jesus Christ and the Biblical God will send you into Eternal Torment
should you reject Them? What a nightmare the Biblical God is depicted to be!
P: The Devil draws us towards evil and watches over Hell. The Devil grasps human freedom and corrupts people’s ability
to choose good. Over the past 2000 years, Satan has been depicted as God’s great adversary who could lead
us to Eternal Damnation. The Devil is to test and tempt us and to get us to curse God. God wants us to choose
to serve and obey Him. The Devil has been called the deceiver, the father of all lies.
G: Titus 1:2 God never lies.
Let's Biblically test these 2 underlined statements. Who does the Bible document to be a liar - God, the
father, or Satan?
G: II Chronicles 18:22
the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of thy prophets.
God put a lying spirit in
the mouths of His prophets? What? Only evil would do that!
G: Jeremiah 20:7 Oh Lord,
Thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived.
that God deceived him! Can you define contradiction?
G: Faith is the shallowest and the most nonsense answer to the most meaningful questions.
G: Sigmund Freud: "Religion belonged to the infancy of humanity. Now that humanity
has become of age, it should be left behind."
G: II Thessalonians
2:11 God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false.
How could the Bible be "God's
Word" when it admits, chapter and verse, that God was a deceiver and a swindler of people? By these acts, God is the
perfect model of a liar, which teaches followers to lie in direct violation of His Own 9th commandment. Maybe that is the
sacred model and the permission for a Government's lying to its people.
P: Artists and writers have produced our darkest imaginings of Hell.
G: This is an example of man's artistic license to project evil and pain on mankind that I referred
P: The ancient Egyptians believed in immortality. They mummified / preserved human bodies and built
giant pyramid tombs to discriminatingly protect the valued body and soul in the afterlife.
P: The Egyptian “Book of the Dead” states: The deceased had to go through 7 different
gates of terror just to get to the afterlife. The Egyptians were the first to believe that souls were to be judged after
death. They were to be judged by King Osiris. The "just" were granted "Eternal-Life" while the unworthy were savagely
eaten by a gruesome creature - "Ammut", a Hell-Mouth - who devoured the damned.
G: From this, artists later depicted monsters eating human souls in Hell. Artists visually
introduced to gullible imaginations the concept of Hell. The gullible, in turn, believed it, committed to it and swore
that it was true. This is a logical explanation of the creation of "The God Virus".
P: The 6th century BC prophet Zoroaster promoted salvation and Hell. It was dwarfed by
the Hell-fire teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ defined and promoted the Hell of Eternal Damnation.
P: For most people (Christians) the concept of Hell is based on one book, the Bible.
P: Ann Graham Lotz: If you reject Jesus Christ, you will go to Hell for eternity.
G: Ann certainly proves to be a cheerleader for her fictional God's monstrous team.
P: Biblical conceptions of Hell evolved over the course of the Bible.
G: This program proves to believe in evolution to use the term "evolved".
P: The Old Testament contains only fleeting and indirect references to Hell.
P: Isaiah 38:18-19 The common destiny of the dead was Sheol, the grave.
P: The grave and death simply described what happened when you die.
P: Shoel is not mentioned in the New Testament. In Greek mythology, Hades is the word for the ruler
of the netherworld and his domain, commonly considered the Devil and Hell.
P: Matthew 16:18 Jesus said: And on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hades will
not overcome it.
P: Scholars assign the meaning of Shoel and Hades simply as the realm of the dead and not a place
of punishment / torment.
P: Daniel 12:2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the Earth will awake, some to everlasting life
others to shame and everlasting contempt.
Pastor Arnold Murray (on his TV program) projected: Nebuchadnezzar
was the King of Bablylon (today's iraq) who attacked and killed many of God's "chosen" Jews in Jerusalem. The "evil" King
actually did God's will by killing and capturing the Jews that he took back to Babylon. In the 4 chapter of Daniel King
Nebuchadnezzar actually wrote a prayer that ended up in the Bible. King Nebuchadnezzar, the enemy of the Biblical God's Jews,
was a servant of the Biblical God. Can the words "hypocrisy" and "disloyality" properly describe this God?
Jeremiah 27:6 God said: I now gave all these lands to Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon,
Murray points out that God is in control and had King Nebuchadnezzar kill and capture
His "chosen" to teach them a lesson. One lesson the Jews learned in capativity in Babylon was Zoroasterian religion from which
the Jews adopted Heaven / Hell and Satan as part of their faith.
G: The Book of Danel produced the first Old Testament Jewish reference to afterlife punishment.
Did Daniel experience the Zoroastrian indoctrination of the Jews in Babylon?
G: The Zoroastrian teaching to the Jews in Babylonian captivity started about 586 BC. This Heaven
/ Hell – Salvation / Eternal Torment indoctrination is probably what mostly influenced, the book of Daniel and later
Jewish dogma. Before 600 BC, God was credited with doing it all in the Jewish tradition. The dating of the Book of Job is
correctly at issue here if Job was the son of Issachar in Genesis 46:13. Or, was the Book of Job influenced by the early
Egyptians through Moses or by the Babylonians after 586 BC?
G: For the masses, Jesus Christ later put Hell into overdrive. After selling Hell to be
a reality, Jesus then could claim to be the savior from Hell. What a brilliant religious agenda for human behavioral
control - power and profit over people! Some would say that uncivilized and murderous mankind needed such a threat
to control the masses. The numbers of war casualties, and murders recorded in the past 200 years of history proves that
this religious model does not work. War results when one tyrant's army tries to control or destroy other people - just
as God tries to control or destroy all who do not obey Him. Except, your loving God adds "Eternal Torment" to those who dare
disobey Him. That is another dimension of punishment that the Jews never came up with until Daniel.
P: Outside a Jerusalem gate was “Gehenna”, a 24-hour burning trash dump. Jesus Christ
spoke of Gehenna as a metaphor for the tormenting fires of Eternal Hell.
G: This was another step of Jesus psychologically bringing Hell
into reality for the gullible. Jesus Christ proved to be the greatest salesman of all time. He actually died on the cross
(for you) to close the deal.
P: Matthew 13:41-42 Jesus said: They (Jesus’ Angels) will throw them (you) into the fiery
furnace where there will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
P: Matthew 25:41: Jesus said: Depart from Me, ye cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for
the Devil and his Angeles.
G: If we are not saved, Jesus Christ is telling us in Matthew 13:41-42 and 25:41, to depart
from Him because His Angeles will throw us, you and me, into the fires of Hell.
P: II Thessalonians 8-9 In flaming fire God takes vengeance on those who don't know Him and who
do not obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ shall be punished with everlasting destruction.
G: That says it all about being punished with everlasting destruction - except - let's continue
II Thessalonians 2:9-13 Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power, signs
and working wonders with all deceit of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they did not receive the love of
the truth that they might be saved. 11: And for this cause, God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie; that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but has pleasure in unrighteousness.
But, we give thanks to God because God has, from the beginning, chosen you to salvation...
G: Can any Christian explain this with a straight face - especially where God sends delusion so that you and I would
believe His lie and how "salvation" is for the Biblical God's predestined chosen?
G: Concerning my separation
from the insane Biblical God? Personally, I can live with that.
P: Revelation 20:10 And
the Devil, Beast and false prophet were thrown into the lake of burning sulfur. They will be tormented day and night for
ever and ever.
G: That is your Biblical C&V documentation
of "Eternal Torment".
P: Jesus tells us that
Hell is located in the middle of the Earth.
G: What scientific evidence
is there of that?
P: Miriam Van Scott,
author of “The Encyclopedia of Hell”: Saint Augustine believed that all human beings were born with original
sin from Adam and until they were baptized, that sin could not be washed away.
P: For the first 1,000
years of Christianity, Hell was rarely mentioned from the pulpit. With the dark ages, holy men latched onto St.
Augustine’s teachings, sometimes to further their own agendas.
G: This statement discloses
the hidden purposes of religion. Religion creates power and control for an evil intimidator over the gullible intimidated.
Through forms of fear-based blackmail and extortion, the powerful then fleeced profit from the intimidated flock. Throughout
the "Dark Ages" unscrupulous Popes built their Catholic religion to govern Europe. Torture, murder and the threat
of Eternal Torment were the tools and weapons of this insane, imperialistic religion. Historically, millions were
brutally tortured and murdered during their "Holy Inquisitions".
P: Clergy practiced:
To convince people to obey you, Hell became a place more and more real. With (G: inquisitions) famine, plague and war, people
had no problem visualizing the savage horrors of Hell. Due to the plague, half of Europe’s population died in 4 years.
The Path To Hell
P: Saint Augustine, a 4th century, Christ follower, was
a major influence who established Christian codes of conduct. He thought up, formulated and decided who goes to
P: Alice Turner: Saint Augustine felt to appreciate
the grace of being saved you had to know that the majority of the people you knew were probably going to be damned.
G: And the insane clergy claimed: "I know that it is
true because I heard it come of out of my own mouth!"
P: St. Augustine spent his early years in drunken debauchery.
G: I wonder if that included a lot of great sex!
P: Disparaging over his misspent youth, he yearned to find
meaning in his life. His reason could not make the jump to religious belief.
P: After Augustine was converted by God, he wrote down rules for how we
(you and I) should live our lives. He became "mad" (insane) trying to overcome his lack of religious faith.
P: Augustine was convinced by his dying mother to convert to Christianity.
P: St. Augustine felt that due to his drunken debauchery and sins, he deserved
Hell and separation from God for all eternity.
P: God, with grace and love, converted Augustine.
G: Why did the program say that it was God, through His grace
and love, and not Jesus Christ, Who converted Augustine?
P: Augustine wrote strict codes for salvation and damnation.
G: St. Augustine served as a model for manipulative clergy. Secret: If
you want to become a manipulative clergy, learn what Augustine did - and do it.
P: St. Augustine made sex a signpost sin to the road to Hell.
P: Saint Augustine "City of God": "Lust requires for all its consummation,
darkness and secrecy not only when unlawful intercourse is desired but even such fornication that Earthly cities
G: How many millions of perfectly good, pleasurable and healthy sex-lives did
St. Augustine ruin by making sex a signpost for Hell?
P: Clergy used the fear
of Hell to scare souls into their pews. People came more to hear about the horrors of Hell. They wanted to be grossed out
and terrified. Preachers realized that Hell was becoming the attraction. Hell-fire sermons became the truth incarnate. The
sense of Hell became very real. The Church became the gateway to salvation and whatever was said in that Church the
G: Just like the sense
of a programmed, fictitious God became real to the gullible and the authoritative.
P: Church art and
architecture displayed images of Hell.
P: Whatever you see or hear in Church, your mind should
and will accept as truth.
G: Major religions like Christianity and Islam project
the horrors of the doomed.
G: According to Darrel
Ray's eye-opening book "The God Virus", once
your feelings are infected and your ego is attached, you become a staunch God / Hell infected believer and you then automatically
desire and take action to infect others.
P: Artists made
images of “the saved” sitting in Heaven looking down smug and superior at those doomed and suffering in Hell's
G: Egos always think
that they are the value, the authority, more important, entitled, and special - just like God. The God-game is simply the ego-game.
P: Holy men, artists
and authors elevated God’s Satan, the host of Hell, to awesome power. Satan bids us to join him in Hell.
P: Ann Graham Lotz: The quickest path to Hell is doing Satan’s bidding here on Earth. The choice boils down that the Devil’s temptation gives you and me
a choice to do right or to do wrong - to give in to Satan’s temptation or to be obedient to God.
P: Our current (fictitious)
Satan is assisted by many (fictitious) ghosts, spirits, angels and goblins. Fantasy and faith created those entities -
not reality. The Egyptian god "Set" and the Greek god "Pan" were (pretend) ancestors of Satan.
P: The Old Testament
Devil was a minor figure and no evil master-mind.
G: The New Testament
- thanks to Jesus Christ - made Satan and Hell real to the potentially insane.
G: Insanity is a legal
term that means that an individual does not have the capacity to know right from wrong. The “God-Virus” produces
mental-emotional insanity in human beings.
G: “The God Virus”
is an easy-read, descriptive book by Psychologist, Dr. Darrel Ray.
G: Early Christians,
in order to obtain paralyzing, fear-based power and profit over people, used the new, improved, modern Satan to their advantage
to get naive, impressionable, gullible, insecure and frightened converts to claim salvation through Jesus Christ. In the United States, wealthy Clergy continue to do that today on television
and in mega-churches. Statistically, the people of Europe have dropped off on the faith / belief charts. Governments lose
power and profit over their people when those people stop fearing and worshipping God. That is why Governments pay churches
and clergy billions of dollars - through tax breaks - to keep the believers obedient.
P: Satan, as described in Revelation, is Lucifer, the light bearer. Satan is the most beautiful
but he evolves to challenge God.
P: Ann Graham Lotz: Lucifer wanted to be like God and to be God and to ascend to the throne.
P: Revelation 12:7-9
And, there was war in Heaven. Lucifer, with 1/3rd of the Angels engaged God whose Angeles were led by the Archangel,
Michael. Lucifer was called The Great Dragon, Satan, the Devil, the serpent. Satan was hurled, along with his Angeles,
into the Earth.
G: “And, there
was war in Heaven?” What? How much control do you really give this fictitious “know-it-all God? Faith can only
be so blind! Just how great a place is this Heaven that Christians claim to want to spend eternity? If God does not change,
then Heaven can not change. How great is the Biblical God’s Heaven that is documented to have war?
P: Christians claim that
it is Satan who leads the whole world astray.
G: According to the Old
Testament, Bible, I’d lean toward the ancient Jews claim that God does it all.
P: God granted Satan
dominion over Hell.
G: Well, this "good"
Biblical God’s generosity to this "evil" Satan is probably responsible for the destruction of a few billion human
souls. Concerning human salvation, it is obvious that God knows not what He does.
P; Miriam Van Scott:
Satan knows he cannot hurt God so he kicks God’s dogs (us). When Satan goes after human souls, he is trying to get even
G: And Human Beings have
to pay the price of Eternal Torment for God's and Satan's insane competition? My Gawd!
P: In the 6th
century Pope Gregory enhanced Satan’s powers with "The 7 Deadly Sins". None of these "sins" are in listed the Bible.
Insane, power-crazy religious zealots identified these new "sins" with human behavior - what people liked doing
G: Their behavior did
not meet with Pope Gregory's approval. So, this Pope branded them sinners - subject to Eternal Torment in Hell. Well, Pope
Gregory and any like him, my behavior does not require your or your God's approval.
P: Christian teaching
Everything worldly is
the work of Satan.
is the work of God.
G: This is an extreme
example of how Christianity hates Humanity and just makes up its insane nonsense as it goes. I, an Atheist, am so far from the fanatical obedience that insane Christianity
P: As Satan’s biography
developed, the evil beast’s portraits were displayed throughout Church carvings, stone and glass, in books, novels,
and paintings. Radio, TV, horror movies and comic books round out the target audience.
G: Some serial killers
may have adopted the programmed Satan persona. Imposing
the fear of God on a child may one day take its toll on his fellow human beings. Contrary to feel-good denials, Hitler was
a Catholic. Stalin had attended a religious seminary. They both had received insane religious programming. They both were
responsible for the killing of millions of human beings. President George W. Bush, a practicing Christian, lied the United
States into an illegal war that killed or damaged over a million lives. All those insane leaders can take their insane God
and their insane religion and shove it.
P: By the 10th
century, Satan had dominated religious art.
P: The Devil was depicted
and illustrated as red-hot and later ice-cold blue. There is no consistency in the image of God, Jesus or Satan.
G: God, Jesus and
Satan - all being fictitious and imaginary - that makes sense.
P: Satan began to take
on the characteristics of the Catholic Church’s rivals. Anyone who opposed the Church was aligned with Satan. Satan
became the Jews with long, hooked noses.
P: The Jews were symbols
of people who doubted the truth of Christianity and the Catholic Church proclaimed that they had to be demonized and punished.
P: The Church claimed
that the plague came about due to trading with the evil Jews.
P: In the year 1236 Pope
Gregory IX condemned the Talmud, the Jewish holy text, as being Satanically inspired.
P: Christians puzzled
by the Muslim habit of frequent bathing, dubbed Islamic bath houses “Temples To The Devil”.
G: It is the old religious
outrage: “Be like me or else!” “If you are not with us - you are against us.” “If you are
not a Christian - you are a servant of the Devil.”
G: How about: “I
want you to live by my values in your life with me being the center of those values.” Does that sound like Judeo-Christian-Islamic
religious indoctrination? Religious Governments, wives, husbands, parents and employers do that to their victims all the time.
We will always be considered slaves as long as these religions are in tact. Solution: For humanity to evolve into decent
beings, these dark-age religions have to go.
G: Redundantly, how many
of us are religiously programmed to be like that? "Serve me on my terms!" "Live by my values in your life"! "Obey
me or suffer punishment"! Who does not do that to their spouse and kids? What employer does not do that to his employees.
What Army Sergeant does not do that to his privates?
P: During the renaissance,
two poets (Aligheri Dante and John Milton) overcame their personal demons to create a new vision of Hell.
P: The Bible does not
say all that much about Heaven and Hell. The details come from our poets (and artists) - not our prophets.
P: Dante’s Inferno
shaped, from his own life, our views of Hell more than any other source. Aligheri Dante lived in the 1300s. Dante, a
Catholic, thought the iron-fist Catholic Church should share power with civil authorities. They threw Dante in jail on
bogus charges like hostility against the Pope. The Pope / Church threatened his life, confiscated his property and banished
him, never to return. Dante responded by composing “The Inferno”. Dante’s portrait of Hell is much more
detailed than Biblical descriptions.
P: Aligheri Dante described
9 descending levels of suffering in Hell. His psychological message was - how you suffer in your afterlife is prompted
by how you lived your life.
G: That became a concept for authoritarian
human egos to impose on others in the name of religion. Every sin now had a specific punishment.
P: You are supposed to
only love God. The human sin is to love the wrong things. That is what gets you sent to Hell.
G: I sadly shake my head.
What a sick, insane God model it is that insane Christians worship. If Christians want to be like God, no wonder
so many end up in prison and on death row. Ego and
God are synonymous.
P: The 9th
and lowest level of Hell is filled by traitors - the biggest sinners - and that level of Hell is blue cold. The sinner
is constantly chewed upon by monsters for eternity. Aligheri Dante did place some Popes he despised in the lowest circle of Hell. All of Dante’s enemies in real life - he wrote into his story of Hell. His avenging, vindictive imagination got
even with them all.
P: Aligheri Dante's book
was translated and became a hit in every European language. It brought the Devil into maturity in the minds of humanity.
It started a new dogma of thinking concerning Satan and Hell. Dante transformed Hell into a story of man’s struggle to understand the world.
P: John Milton, around
the 1620s, elevated Satan to a champion of the dark side. Satan is a warlord and all the Mafia under him pay tribute to him. Satan's
ego is enormous. His individuality is huge. Years later, after losing 2 wives, 2 children and his sight. 20 years after losing
his sight, Milton wrote “Paradise Lost”. “The mind itself can make it’s own Heaven and Hell".
"You find Satan and God in your own psyche”.
G: Redundantly, if you
go inside to your own psychic / ego / soul, that is where you find your desires or your fears - your Heaven or your Hell.
G: I’ve always
thought and maintained that Ego and God were synonymous. Human ego is only identified by human behavior manifestations.
There is no God. Concerning good or bad, right or wrong - ego is all there is.
P: Satan is depicted
as a charismatic figure, a leader, a hero who insists: "It is better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven." 1/3rd
of the Angeles preferred and followed Satan over God so, right or wrong, Satan had to be a good leader.
P: Satan identifies with
humans whereby God can not.
P: Satan was a powerful
leader in an adversarial role.
P: Satan fights against
both God and man.
P: Man (believers) would
have it that man and God battle the evil one.
G: I personally do not
have any Satan or any God in my personal life. I feel happy and get along fine with most of humanity. Can I know the
difference? Yes, I once personally had a bad case of “The God Virus” while being a miserable, licensed-ordained
Christian minister. What made me become an Atheist? I finally personally read and understood the entire Bible cover to cover.
What jumped off the pages for me are documented on this "The God Murders" website.
G: Believers would have
it that in the book of Job, that God was in control - but - that God was not evil concerning the evil God
allowed Satan to impose on poor Job. God did not object to nor did God prevent Job’s children and workers from getting
killed to test Job’s resolve. That makes God evil by any just, law-court standard. Every murderer on death-row
had a personal agenda whereby he or she felt entitled to take another human life to fulfill his or her personal
agenda. His or her "repentance" mostly consists of being sorry that they got caught. Even God repented for His errors a
few times in the Bible - but not in the case of Job. God did allow Satan to entice, tempt, and move God against
Job. Redundantly, your perfect, know-it-all God was moved / tempted by Satan. God sends us to Hell for being tempted by Satan
but is above His own law. It is evident that concerning Job, Satan successfully tempted and controlled God.
P: In the end, Job repents
and pledges his full allegiance to God.
G: I can see it all now. God allows the murders of
all of Job's children and servants. Job is made to suffer extremely after that. In the end, Job kisses God's ass and claims
that God is the finest, greatest of all in existence - just like a cringing, fearful dog does to his punishing master. What
a diabolical, God-fearing insanity!!!
Real or not, I do not
much care for this God - because - "The God of the Bible is not a good God and the Bible is not a good
model for humanity." GWD
P: Ann Graham Lotz: Due to the lessons of the Book of Job, I know that Satan can not touch my life without God’s
permission. I know if God lifts His hand of protection and allows Satan to attack me, it’s for my own good and for a
G: Ah, an example of a perfect, modern-day martyr. Concerning reality, I find some believer’s mental health
to be in question. Mrs. Ann Graham Lotz kinda reminds me of the scenario where I, a private pilot, am getting into an
unfamiliar rented airplane and I see 3 men on their knees praying loudly around the engine. I ask who these 3 men are. I am
informed that they are the mechanics who fix and maintain the airplane. In reality, "faith" often concerns me. A fictitious
God may have lifted His hand of protection from me but I insist that my paid airplane mechanics know what they are doing.
They had best be tempted to take that engine into their own hands rather than to trust what they perceive to be God.
I have found no documented evidence in the Bible that God knew anything about airplane engines.
P: It is written that when Jesus was crucified, He descended into Hell and on the 3rd day He arose again.
G: I’ll bet that confused and disappointed the thief that Jesus promised would see Him in Heaven later on the
same day they were crucified.
P: During the inquisition, 100,000 women / witches were tortured and burned
at the stake. They (G: along with other free-thinkers) were considered to be of the Devil and enemies of the Church.
P: In 1468, Pope Paul the 2nd declared that torture was acceptable in suspected cases
G: In 2002, President George W. Bush, secretly declared that torture was acceptable in suspected
cases or terrorism. Were not both, President George Bush the 2nd and Pope Paul the 2nd, God-fearing and publicly
religious men? President Bush confessed that, in a dream, God told him to attack Iraq. Bush's illegal war cost Humanity
over a million dead and damaged lives - let alone billions of dollars.
P: Early Protestants
were obsessed with the Devil and were anti-sex. They preached of an angry God and the horrors of Hell. Psychologically, people like fear and place themselves in fearful situations.
P: In 1692, the
(religious, fanatical, authoritative) Pilgrim leaders in Salem, Massachusetts, had "The Salem Witch Hunt". The religious
authorities saw devils all around them. About 20 women were tried and executed as witches over 1 year. Then, in the new US, the
Devil seemed to publicly take a vacation. Legal cases
involving the Devil were rarely seen in American courts.
P: In the 1980s, "Satanism"
arose in the US and England as a fad.
P: Hypnosis was condemned as a recovery memory
syndrome. The process (authoritative religious zealots claimed) brought up the evil of an individual's past.
P: The Church promoted that, like God, the Devil was everywhere - constantly trying
to enter your body or to entice you into Hell. Exorcisms became popular.
G: It brought new attention
to the phony power of clergy and the church. Of course, the gullible, as usual, bought it.
P: "Islam" means surrender
to Allah's will. It contains no figure with the influence of Christianity's Satan.
However, both Islam and Christianity believe in the existence of Hell. The Koran teaches that Hell is a physical
and mental place. It teaches that without Hell, human life would be in disorder. God created Paradise and Hell for us to be
G: Praise and punishment
are the tools for dog training.
P: Koran 2:206 Hell
will settle his account - an evil resting place.
After arriving in Islam's Hell, the pain is fierce.
P: Koran 78:21-25
Hell is home for the rebellious. Abide therein for ages. Nothing to drink but boiling water and paralyzing cold.
G: The Koran's writing: "Abide
therein for ages" indicates that Hell is not eternal in the Islamic teaching.
P: Their skin will
burn. God will renew their skin so that they can be tortured again and again.
G: Did you catch
that? Hell will burn off your skin - but - your loving, perfect God / Allah will renew your skin so that you can suffer
it being burned off again - over and over and over and over etc. etc. etc...
P: (But, surprise!) The Hell of Islam is not permanent.
G: Here it is confirmed
that in the Islamic religion, Hell is not permanent or eternal. Do you realize that makes Islam a much kinder,
gentler religion than Jesus Christ's Christianity - concerning a hell-bound soul's afterlife and eternity. Doesn't it?
If you insist that Jesus Christ's documented "Eternal Torment" in Hell is better then Islam's documented "Limited
Torment" in Hell, then, you definitely prove that a high percent of stupid is stubborn.
P: In Islam, the
punishment may last days, weeks or years. However, all but the most evil will eventually find their way to "Paradise". The
Koran implies that the majority of souls will avoid Hell entirely. Only a few people will receive God's condemnation. In God's
character, He has to be angry and wrathful - but, this is only temporary. His mercy overcomes His wrath and
God uses His mercy more than He uses His wrath - but, the wrath is needed for people to serve Him.
G: Well there you
have it. Do you still prefer Eternal Torment? Which religion, Islam or Christianity, do you view to be sicker and more
P: The old Hebrew
Bible does not emphasize an afterlife nor a physical Hell. One should attest to one's forefathers - but there is no afterlife.
But, a Rabbi named Maimonades, in the 12th century, did teach a Jewish sect of reward and punishment after
G: Hummm. The 12th
century? Maimonades must have borrowed, stolen or adopted "punishment after death" from Islam or maybe even Christianity.
P: During their burial
ritual, Jews do not pray nor ask God to watch over the dead.
G: For clarification,
that is because overall the Jewish religion does not believe in an afterlife.
P: In Buddhism,
Hell is not a place but a state of existence. Hell is a realm where the dead are re-born into a state of distress. They are
reborn in Hell as beasts or hungry spirits. Lotus Sutra 3.
A positive life equals a positive rebirth. Negative lives equal negative rebirths in the Hells of Buddhism. There is
no divine judge to condemn one to Hell - only one's own Karma.
P: In Chinese Buddhism
there are multiple realms of Hell, overbearing pain and torture. But, as in Islam, suffering is not eternal. They
suffer until the unwholesome karma is exhausted. They are then "reincarnated" (re-born) into a better realm.
P: Satanists confront
the myth of Hell by claiming to worship Satan. These rebels confront religious and conventional authority by siding with Satan,
sin and evil. Hell is a place where the partiers go. Sex is free. Lust and greed are good. America was born in
P: In the late 1700s,
the British Hell-Fire Club mocked religions with drinking and sex parties / orgies and to mock Christianity. Benjamin Franklin,
the American Ambassador to Great Britain, attended these parties.
P: Mark Twain said:
"Heaven for climate and Hell for company. If you want to meet interesting people, you don't go to Heaven, you go to Dante's
Hell." He wrote "Letters from the Earth"
Human history in all
ages is red with blood, bitter with hate and stained with cruelties. The Church is credited with having spilt more innocent
blood than all the political wars put together. When The Lord God of Heaven and Earth, adored Father of man, goes to war,
there is no limit. He is totally without mercy - He, who is called the Fountain of Mercy. He slays, slays, slays! All the
men, beasts, boys, babies, also all the women and girls, except those that have not been deflowered. He makes no distinction
between the innocent and guilty. The innocent had to suffer with the guilty. What the insane Father required was blood
and misery; He was indifferent as to who furnished it.
The heaviest punishment
of all was melted out to persons who could not have deserved so horrible a fate - the 32,000 virgins. Their naked privacies
were probed, to make sure that they still possessed the hymen unruptured. They were then sold into the shamefulest slavery,
the slavery of prostitution to satisfy any buyer with their bodies, be he a gentleman or a course and filthy ruffian.
It was the Father who
inflicted this ferocious and undeserved punishment upon those virgins whose parents He had slaughtered before their eyes.
And were they praying to Him for pity and rescue, meantime? Without a doubt of it. Would you expect this same conscienceless
God, this moral bankrupt, to become a teacher of morals? (paraphrased.)
P: Mark Twain (paraphrased):
"He thinks he is the creator's pet. He believes the creator is proud of him, loves him, has a passion for him, sits up nights
to admire him and watches over him. Ain't it a quaint idea?"
P: The Devil is
a powerful symbol of one who rejects God's world and objects to God's authority / obedience society.
P: The greatest
sin is ignoring your own passions.
P: Religion is an
art - not a science.
G: Are most religious
souls spiritually dead due to their lack of identity and creativity?
G: I view that most
fanatical religionists are afraid to die because they never allowed themselves to live their life.
P: In the 1950s,
children's comic books containing stories of the Devil, Evil and Hell. They grew so popular that Congress investigated the
It was said that
reading these comic books was destructive to the psychic. This will cause emotionally ruptured lives who are incapable of
having decent relationships or to function in society.
G: But, threatening
your child with Eternal Torment for disobedience is ok - right? How sick and insane many people, who believe in religions,
P: Hell's Angels,
in mass, use symbols and attitudes of death and evil to gain fear and power over those who happen in their path. Like clergy,
it works for them.
The Church Of Satan
P: The Church Of
Satan was founded by Anton LeVey in 1966. The Church is an adversary as it opposes religious belief systems that
try to hamper or diminish "the good life" of a human being. This church views belief in God and Hell as delusional. They practice
self-reliance, greed, lust and sex. If you are going to be a sinner - be the best sinner on the block. If you are going to
do something naughty, do it and enjoy it.
P: Satanists proclaim
love and lust to be natural in the human animal.
P: Many, who have
held and hold religious virtue, experience their remaining days without passion, love or lust. In the end, it was as
if they never lived at all.
P: Satanists don't
believe in an afterlife so they can't be judged for their deeds.
P: Believers in
religions that promote and believe in a Heaven or Hell afterlife, experience awesome life limitations and pressures that non-believers
P: 90% of us believe
in life after death. (G: Ego can't seem to handle the idea of expiration.) Liberals tend to ignore Hell. They don't think Hell
is part of afterlife. But, conservatives, evangelicals and fundamentalists believe in (and want) the reality of torment for
people who are not like them.
G: Ah, Religion:
Be like me - or else!
P: Catholic Priest Father
Thomas Rausch: Who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell? Nobody knows. Many hope that none go to Hell - including Satan.
P: Believers believe
that you will go to Hell - but they won't - because you are not like them. They know the "Holy-Spirit"
formula. They feel they are special, chosen and are saved.
G: Is "the good
get their reward and the bad get punishment in the afterlife" just a vindictive, childish notion? "Infantilism" (feelings and
emotions that never mature) is alive and well among the religious.
G: If we are all
created for "God's pleasure", what if Adolf Hitler provided God an awesome amount of gruesome entertainment (WWII
- about 50 million dead) all for God's pleasure? If true, do you think that the insane Biblical God would send Hitler to
read and promote Jesus' words that most souls are headed for damnation. "If you do not accept Jesus Christ as your personal
savior you are doomed." No one goes to God except through Jesus. On judgment day, the one Who does the Judging is Jesus
G: Really? What
does the Bible say?
G: Hosea 13:4 I am The
Lord, you shall know no God but Me for there is no savior beside Me. KJV
G: Doesn’t this
Bible C&V say there is no savior beside God?
G: Isaiah 43:11 I am
The Lord and beside Me there is no savior. KJV (Double whammy!)
G: Isaiah 45:5-6 I am
The Lord. There is none besides Me. Catholic (Triple ditto!)
G: Deuteronomy 4:35 &
39 That you might know The Lord is God and there is no other. (4X)
G: II Samuel 7:22
Great are You God. There is none like You and there is no God but You.
G: I Samuel 2:2
God judges deeds.
G: What? Who? God did
not give Jesus the judgment?
G: John 5:21-22 Jesus said: Nor does God judge anyone, but He has given all judgment to His Son. Catholic
G: What? God judges no one? Jesus does all the judging? Is this true? Do you believe this?
G: John 8:15 & 12:47 Jesus said: I judge no man. KJV
G: John 5:45 Jesus said: I will not accuse you. The one who will accuse you is Moses…
G: Moses? Who would have thunk it? Is there an honest, truthful Christian who
truly believes this?
G: After all this Bible C&V documentation, who do you claim judges whether you spend eternity in Heaven or Hell?
G: John 5:34 Jesus said: I do not accept testimony from a human being… Catholic
G: John 5:41 Jesus said: I do not
accept human praise… Catholic
G: I just thought I throw the last two in. Can you explain them?
P: All major religions
claim that the most wicked and evil can be pardoned by God.
P: Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his ways and the evil man his thoughts. let
him turn to the Lord and He (God) will have mercy and pardon him.
P: Ann Graham Lotz: It doesn't
matter if you are a murderer on death row or if you've committed multiple murders. It doesn't matter if you've stolen or raped - any sin can be forgiven if you claim the death of Jesus as God's forgiveness for your sins.
P: Dennis Prager: All faiths hold (claim) that
on your death bed you can repent and be forgiven. I am not a fan of the notion that you can torture children your whole life
and can repent a minute before you die. I believe if you have done evil, you will pay the price for it.
G: It seems that Jewish Dennis Prager's thinking -
which is not the belief of the early Old Testament Hebrews - is what Christianity has formulated. Vindictive, avenging
thinking and feelings like Prager's are what initially invented and later formulated the concepts of Hell. God &
Satan / Heaven & Hell are all inventions of man for the purpose of fearfully controlling his fellow man.
P: Dr. Robert Johnson: The logic of our mind suggest
that if God is just, if there is righteousness, basic fairness in life, then there needs to be judgment as well as reward.
G: Logic does not indicate that there is a God.
Existing and enforceable Civil and Criminal law is designed to compensate or punish those who broke the law. Anything
else is the human ego's fantasy of revenge, compensation or righteousness.
P: Dr. William Varner: If you asked me - do you want
to believe in Hell, I would say no -, I don't want to believe in Hell. I want everybody to go to Heaven. But, to deny
Hell is to deny God. He said it in the Bible. To deny Jesus, the one who I follow, to deny Scripture...
G. Sorry, Dr. Varner but, logically and reasonably, I
view that you have your feet planted firmly in mid-air.
P: Fundamentalists insist that Jesus' words say that
most souls are headed for damnation. They believe that anyone who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior
is doomed. No one comes to God except through Jesus.
P: Fact: We all die. None of us knows what happens to us after death.
G: Fact: Religions invent false fear to manipulate
us to serve and obey zealous and ruthless self-appointed authorities throughout our lives.
G: I personally do not believe. I think for myself
and do not fear nor obey these life-stealing religions.
P: Miriam Van Scott: If it were not for Hell and free-will,
God would say, I don't care what you want. I don't care that you hate Me - you are going to be with Me forever - so deal with
it. With free-will, a soul may say to God: Look God, I'm sure that Heaven is very nice but I don't want any part of it
and I don't want any part of You.
P: Stories of Hell and Satan seems to be re-written
P: Alice Turner: Hell is a shared construction project
based on stories by some of the greatest story-tellers in the world.
P: The idea of God, Man and Satan is here to stay
as long as there are desires and fears.
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