To make this point I want to try to make about 'hell' i have to communicate a couple specific things about Bible prophecy, or namely the Bk of Rev.
The reason is two characters of the bk of rev are "thrown into the LOF" in chapter 19, verse 20, but they are not alive.. Now this is doubly a paradox for the Word actually says they are "thrown alive into the LOF, which burns with brimstone" (Ouch!)
These two are the beast and the false prophet by whose deception.. ..were deceived..
The beast here, I'm quite sure (imo, that is,lol) is the world beast or body/panel which is just that, an image to the beast, and a ten division panel that rules "one hour with the beast" (rev 13:1-10 as opposed to beast2, verses 11-18)
The false prophet/teacher/teaching is just that, a false teaching/belief/theory which turned western civilization on its ear.. it "went before the beast" preparing the way, and shows man that he is god/the higher or highest power - this false teaching carries within it, prophecy.. a different sort from the true Spirit of prophecy or prophet, as once again man will look to the stars.. (I.e. 'evolution is getting more 'spiritual' with a developing theory of the earth being seeded by e.t's, not the kind of e.t.ers we know, rofl! as the "story" goes, YHWH is a usurper, it's the dragon 'gods' who are really high up on the evolutionary scale, and under them is the serpent guides, little lower than 'the gods'.. but I'm getting sidetracked!)
What I'm stumblingly trying to say, is these two are still "active" when 'seized' and thrown alive into the lake of fire, but they are not breathing nor alive entities, but one is a world governing and the other is a false belief system hence religion, but is the theory of evolution.. the false prophet began as a man, Darwin, but then went much farther than he did.. (a white smocked magician who also enabled 13:13)
People think of the false prophet as the same entity as the beast, and most don't see there are two 'beasts' of rev 13.. so all three are the same to many minds.. go back a few years and we can throw the harlot in there too.. all the same one.
My mind always goes back to this.. that it's a.. I can't think of the word.. not a paradox..
but up to this point and even beyond.. no living beings in the LOF.