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« on: October 07, 2008, 03:55:32 AM »
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Re: Any traumatized by hell support groups in here or elsewhere?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 03:59:59 PM »
I recently experienced a nervous breakdown regarding the traditional concept of hell.
In some of the articles I've read here and a response I got to my initial welcome post, I see I'm certainly not the only one who has experienced this. I know it would be helpful to me to be able to "pen pal" with others who are either experiencing this or have so in the past.

Thanks,
Brian

I so empathize with you, this concept is worse than all the other problems of my life combined, the only thing we can do is to keep looking and digging deeper into God's word, which is especially hard for me right now as I have an anger towards Him that I somehow have to try and get over. I think the best thing to do is to avoid the traditional Christian forums and sites and stick to universalist sites, one's I found particularly helpful is

http://hopebeyondhell.net/

http://www.tentmaker.org/articles/ifhellisreal.htm

http://www.saviourofall.org/saviourofallmain.html

http://www.christian-universalism.com/

http://jesusthelightoftheworld.yuku.com/directory


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Re: Any traumatized by hell support groups in here or elsewhere?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 01:11:31 AM »
Right with you.  I've repeated my story a few times on here in the past, so I'm not going to now.  If you want it, PM me.

Anyway, I struggle with Hell a lot in my life.  Too many people I care about are supposedly there, and some people whom are very important to me sure aren't trying very hard to avoid Hell.  It kills me, and I've always felt alone.  I've been taught that way since I was a toddler, and it never gets easier for me to accept.

To make matter worse, I prayed and prayed for God to show me which was His way?  ET or UR.  I remember asking specifically for something in the sermon to catch my attention.  Sure enough, we had a guest pastor the following Sunday, and the issue of Hell came up.  My ears perked up, but my heart sunk as the man explained that Hell wasn't a place for humans, yet humans go there willingly.  It was the same rhetoric I'd heard my whole life, so now I'm rather sunk.  I feel like I'm dying in every way possible.

I remember quite recently, the pastor mentioned that God had a sense of humor.  I always wondered how he could, if he must endure the pain of watching his creation burning in Hell every second of every hour.

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Re: Any traumatized by hell support groups in here or elsewhere?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 01:39:18 AM »
If there were any kind of afterlife punishment, the ONLY WAY for Love Himself to have a sound mind would be to have a way out of that for everyone that's enduring that.  Otherwise, any semblance of a sense of humor on His part would have to mean that He was starting to crack under the pressure.  It would be the giddiness of a loon and not the charm of a well rounded personality.  If eternal Hell is the truth, then it's believers should sincerely pray that God never becomes a pyromaniac, if an eternal Hell didn't make Him one already.