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To be fair, while maybe not named Hell, in Revelations it does talk of a lake of fire and brimstone where the evil ones will be cast for all eternity. Researcher 17:27, 7 October 2008 (EDT)

Yes, and Jesus is reported to have said "It is better for you to enter into life maimed than to keep both hands and go to Hell and the unquenchable fire. And if your foot is your undoing, cut it off; it is better to enter into life a cripple than to keep both your feet and be thrown into Hell. And if it is your eye, tear it out; it is better to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into Hell, where the devouring worm never dies and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9). And the Old Testament imtermittently rambles about the pit of Sheol and the like. The bit about there being only one mention of hell in the Bible is obviously wrong.--ConservapediaRoolz 08:20, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
Go ahead and add it then :p ArmondikoVsshole 09:18, 20 March 2009 (EDT)

How long[edit]

I could be wrong, but isn't there a relatively similar idea in Rabbinic Judaism that predates the 2000 years ago figure? WalkerWalkerWalker 23:33, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Oi. Okay that is kind of a mess to sort out and compare. WalkerWalkerWalker 23:50, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Hel peninsula[edit]

There's also Hel peninsula in Poland en even 666 bus line to it. --Voidghost (talk) 08:25, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

The Norse had the right idea[edit]

Get rid of all the fighters and let those who lived 'mostly peacefully' start all over again. (talk) 21:08, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Digging down to hell[edit]

Doesn't this trope occur elsewhere?

There is a 'story about someone visiting the afterlife' - summarising: the people in Hell have long cutlery/chopsticks and are having trouble feeding themselves and those in heaven are feeding each other.

If the way to hell is paved with good intentions (not carried through), is the way to heaven paved with bad intentions (not carried through)?

Given that 'certain people' banish everybody who doesn't fit into a narrow definition of 'good behaviour' for every moment of their life to hell what happens when Hell gets too overcrowded (or those banished to hell start fighting with each other/badmouthing Satan/trying to convert the devils to some other way of thinking) etc?

Most people are 'mostly good/decide to enjoy desiring persons and things/do no more than idly wish something unpleasant happens to someone who is being a nuisance' - so why should they be sent to hell for such activities (purgatory in some form seems more logical for this category) (who here would not place themselves in this category?) (talk) 18:20, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

The deeper one goes inside the Earth, the hotter the temperatures get. Dig a well deep enough in some places, and one will release very hot water that boils at the Earth's surface. It keps getting wors, until at the least the rocks become so hot that the soften any blades intended to dig. Pbrower2a (talk) 19:05, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Hell, California[edit]

This small community was basically a roadside business. It has a Wikipedia article from which I took most of the material, some of which I wrote. I would not pay any attention to it except that the place has a hellish climate, at least in the summer. (It isn't too bad in the winter, but that's not the point).Pbrower2a (talk) 03:04, 26 June 2017 (UTC)