Friday, March 10, 2006
Hell is (----------).
Fill in the blank. Discuss.
Then, go to hell.
"War is Hell"
--General W.T. Sherman
"If I owned Hell and Texas I would rent out Texas and live in Hell."
--General Philip Henry Sheridan
“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do”
--Gian Carlo Menotti
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
Hell is anything Maness writes.
Hell is watching the Pittsburgh Steelers sneak into the playoffs in front of the Chiefs, then the Steelers win the Super Bowl.
Hell is working for the SE at the largest paper in OK.
Hell is popping a viagra and having your wife tell you that she has a "problem down there."
He's done run hisself off from here a time or two 'cause people pick on him. I mean, lay into anything he writes -- but don't pick on the guy hisself.
It will therefore come as a surprise to many folk when they realize that they have separated themselves from the God who loves the poor and down and out, the oppressed, God's creation, etc.
My son had a cool, twisted idea for a reality TV show. In it, you would convince someone that they were dying and, at the end, put them to sleep to simulate death and then, when they woke up, they'd find themselves in a Heaven run by the very people they fear, ignore or outright despise here on earth.
(Can you imagine a homophobe waking up in a heaven where God is a Lesbian chick? A racist waking up in a heaven where God's black or Muslim? What evil fun! bwa-ha-ha!!)
discovering half a pickle on your chik-fillet chicken sandwich, and realizing that awful taste in your mouth is PICKLE!
Good to see ya, man.
(Frog legs. The beff-pork denial continues! Next year, I think I'll give up batter for Lent.) ...
OK. Back to work.
Figured wrong. Next time I'll throw in the smiley face. Sheesh
You'll give up:
chicken fried steak
chicken fried chicken
hushpuppies (they ain't nothin but batter)
Kentucky fried and every other kind of fried chicken
fried green tomatoes
pigs in a poke
deep fried ice cream
everything from Long John Silver's
????? All that and more????
Hell, ER you might as well be on the Atkins diet.
Jesus did, according to the Gospel of Matthew, and spoke specifically of hell, the fires of hell, and "eternal punishment." Doesn't sound like such a nice place to me.
The Greeks believed Hades.
Jesus spoke exclusively about Gehenna.
ER has given you sites that define these three places, or you can look them up yourself in an encycolpedia.
None of these places are the Hell that I was taught to believe in. Where did it come from?
That is the point of ER's post. Read the post then write.
I think all of them were planted in the hearts of man by God to point us to the truth of an everlasting and eternal system of good and evil, and a final justice in the world.
As for the point of ER's post, I thought it was simply to republish that funny Bob Newhart picture. :-)