People in Hell (or on their way), According to the Tenets of christianity.
Here is a list of people currently burning in hell according to christianity/passages from the new testament. I wrote this in response to theists who seem to have no problem with the idea of burning people eternally in hell for the sin of not believing what they believe. I wanted to put a face on their victims, to help them see the ramifications of their hate. The original idea came from http://www.christslove.com/hell.htm, a site that is no longer functional. The scripture supporting this claim can be found here:
- JOHN 3:16
- For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
- "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us"
- Book of John
- "He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
- "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Common response predicted and obviated:
It should be noted that the christian claim that Jews will be saved is false in its own terms: Being "god's chosen' people is NOT given as a way to be saved in the NT. The bible is rather clear that only jews in the last generation, who turn to christ, will be saved. Jews who do not accept Jesus as the Christ will face damnation. This means that christians must accept the following as true:
- Hitler wanted to burn Anne Frank. For this, we call him evil. The christian god burns Anne Frank for all eternity. For this, christians call him 'just'.
Well loved citizens of the worldEdit
"...I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart."
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, famous survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.
Humanitarian, President of the Paralysis Foundation. Atheist.
- Atheist. The Pulitzer Prize, the TV Show "Cosmos", the
Joseph Priestley Award "for distinguished contributions to the welfare
of mankind", NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Apollo
Achievement Award, Etc.
Isaac Asimov -Edit
He was an atheist, and proud of his Jewish heritage.
The Marx BrothersEdit
The Three StoogesEdit
On religion, Chaplin wrote in his autobiography, “In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit.”
"By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none."
Shari Lewis Edit
- Multiple Oscar award winning Actor. Atheist.
Our Founding FathersEdit
- "The founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected [Washington; Adams; Jefferson; Madison; Monroe; Adams; Jackson] not a one had professed a belief in Christianity.... Among all our presidents from Washington downward, not one was a professor of religion, at least not of more than Unitarianism."
-- The Reverend Doctor Bird Wilson, an Episcopal minister in Albany, New York, in a sermon preached in October, 1831; first sentence quoted in John E Remsbert, "Six Historic Americans," second sentence quoted in Paul F Boller, George Washington & Religion, pp. 14-15 There can no more clear sign of the utter disdain held by republicans like Sarah Palin towards americans their their violently anti-truth, anti-intellectual lie that the founding fathers built a christian nation or even a nation based on christian values. Not only did they clearly put forth a secular nation based on Enlightenment philosphy, these men were often not even christians!
Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. Morris was also an author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States and one of its signers. He is widely credited as the author of the document's preamble, and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution." In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states.
As noted by Franklin Steiner in "The Religious Beliefs Of Our Presidents" (1936), Washington commented on sermons only twice. In his writings, he never referred to "Jesus Christ." He attended church rarely, and did not take communion. When trying to arrange for workmen in 1784 at Mount Vernon, Washington made clear that he would accept "Mohometans, Jews or Christians of any Sect, or they may be Atheists." Washington wrote Lafayette in 1787, "Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct, plainest, easiest and least liable to exception."
- One of America's Founding Fathers, famous Intellect. Wrote his own version of the bible, which removed all the miraculous elements, as they were clearly nonsense to him.
Not an atheist
I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved -- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!
-- John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, from George Seldes, The Great Quotations, also from James A Haught, ed, 2000 Years of Disbelief
God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.
-- John Adams, "this awful blashpemy" that he refers to is the myth of the Incarnation of Christ, from Ira D Cardiff, What Great Men Think of Religion, quoted from James A Haught, ed, 2000 Years of Disbelief
Other Revered AmericansEdit
- doubted the divnity of jesus.
"I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious
ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a
- American cartoonist, showman, and film producer - not a
member of any formal religion
- Cartoonist, creator of "Peanuts" Atheist.
"religion has actually convinced people that there is an invisible man
living in the sky, and he has a special list of ten things he does not
want you to do. And if you do any of these things he will send you to a
place full of fire, and smoke, and burn and torture forever and ever
'till the end of time.... but he loves you. And he needs money."
Actor, singer, dancer, - agnostic who spoke out against organized
religion Some Well Beloved Brits, currently roasting in HELL!
Lyrics From his 1970 song "God" (album "Plastic Ono Band":
God is a concept by which we can measure our pain...
I don't believe in magic, I don't believe in I-ching,
I don't believe in bible, I don't believe in tarot,
I don't believe in Hitler, I don't believe in Jesus,
I don't believe in Kennedy, I don't believe in Buddha,
I don't believe in mantra, I don't believe in Gita,
I don't believe in yoga, I don't believe in kings,
I don't believe in Elvis, I don't believe in Zimmerman,
I don't believe in Beatles...
I just believe in me, Yoko and me, and that's reality.'
In a 1965 Interview:
"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity."
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
1971 interview by Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn:
Tariq Ali: Your latest record and your recent public statements, especially the interviews in Rolling Stone magazine, suggest that your views are becoming increasingly radical and political. When did this start to happen?
John Lennon: ... In my case I've never not been political, though religion tended to overshadow it in my acid days; that would be around '65 or '66. And that religion was directly the result of all that superstar shit--religion was an outlet for my repression. I thought, 'Well, there's something else to life, isn't there? This isn't it, surely?'
Later in the interview:
... At one time I was so much involved in the religious bullshit that I used to go around calling myself a Christian Communist, but as Janov says, religion is legalised madness. It was therapy that stripped away all that and made me feel my own pain.
... Well, his thing is to feel the pain that's accumulated inside you ever since your childhood. I had to do it to really kill off all the religious myths. In the therapy you really feel every painful moment of your life--it's excruciating, you are forced to realise that your pain, the kind that makes you wake up afraid with your heart pounding, is really yours and not the result of somebody up in the sky. It's the result of your parents and your environment.
As I realised this it all started to fall into place. This therapy forced me to have done with all the God shit. All of us growing up have come to terms with too much pain. Although we repress it, it's still there. The worst pain is that of not being wanted, of realising your parents do not need you in the way you need them.
... Most people channel their pain into God or masturbation or some dream of making it.
... It's a bit of a drag to say so, but I don't think you can understand this unless you've gone through it--though I try to put some of it over on the album. But for me at any rate it was all part of dissolving the God trip or father-figure trip. Facing up to reality instead of always looking for some kind of heaven.
From The American Atheist
If you describe yourself as “Atheist,” some people will say, “Don’t you mean ‘Agnostic’?” I have to reply that I really do mean Atheist. I really do not believe that there is a god - in fact I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference). I see not a shred of evidence to suggest that there is one. It’s easier to say that I am a radical Atheist, just to signal that I really mean it, have thought about it a great deal, and that it’s an opinion I hold seriously. It’s funny how many people are genuinely surprised to hear a view expressed so strongly. In England we seem to have drifted from vague wishy-washy Anglicanism to vague wishy-washy Agnosticism - both of which I think betoken a desire not to have to think about things too much.
People will then often say “But surely it’s better to remain an Agnostic just in case?” This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I’ve been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would chose not to worship him anyway.)
I don’t accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me “Well, you haven’t been there, have you? You haven’t seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid” - then I can’t even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we’d got, and we’ve now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining.
"I am frequently approached following lectures and loudly asked if I am a Christian and/or whether I believe in God -- the assumption being that I understand what the questioner means by both terms. My answer has always been that I have found no compelling reason to adopt such beliefs. Infuriated by such a response . . . [they] usually turn away and leave ringing in the air a declaration that there is just no point in trying to reason with me and that I will be 'prayed for.'
"I have no need of this patronization, nor of such a condescending attitude, and I resent it. I consider such an action to be a feeble defense for a baseless superstition and a retreat from reality." - From Randi's book The Faith Healers, page 303.
Here's a trick for you to try, Mr. "Amazing" - try to escape from hell without Jesus!
“I'm not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows, and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough… It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more. ”
Hey, it's a good thing you're not the silent one, this way, we can hear you scream!
From: The Georgia Straight, Interview with Jodie Foster by Dan McLeod, July 10-17, 1997; page 43.
Q. Where does Jodie Foster stand in the debate between science and faith?
A. I absolutely believe what Ellie believes (Foster played the role of Dr. Eleanor Arroway, a radio astronomer in the movie Contact, based upon the best-selling novel by Dr. Carl Sagan. ) There is no direct evidence (of god), so how could you ask me to believe in God when there's absolutely no evidence that I can see? I do believe in the beauty and the awe-inspiring mystery of the science that's out there that we haven't discovered yet, that there are scientific explanations for phenomena that we call mystical because we don't know any better.
Hey Jodie, don't you know that the wisdom of this world is foolishness? God's going to burn you for using your mind!
Ron Reagan Jr
Son of the 40th president of the United States
I wonder how daddy will live in eternal bliss knowing his son is burning in hell?
Jack Nicholson - Oscar award winning Actor. Atheist.
Wait till they get a load of you Jack, in HELL!
Hey, didya ever notice how hot it is in hell?
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
Hey Kirk and Spock - Let's see Scotty beam you out of this
Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees
Hey hey! You'll burn in flames!
Bob Geldof - Humanitarian Activist.
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His
mercy He saved us"
Rather than spending all that time feeding people, you ought to have been on your knees and asking for salvation!
From a February 1, 1999 profile of Groening in the Denver Post:
Matt Groening -- the executive producer of "The Simpsons," who pokes a lot of fun at religion -- was asked by The New York Times whether he believed in God and what he considers the most comical story in the Bible.
Said Groening: "I was very disturbed when Jesus found a demon in a guy, and he put the demon in a herd of pigs, then sent them off a cliff. What did the pigs do? I could never figure that out. It just seemed very un-Christian. Technically, I'm an agnostic, but I definitely believe in hell -- especially after watching the fall TV schedule."
Julia Sweeney is a comedian and playwright, well-known both for her stint on Saturday Night Live (She created the character "Pat." and for writing and performing the hit Broadway show, "God Said Ha!" (produced also as a film).
Link to her show:
"Letting Go Of god"
God said "Ha!" and gave you cancer. Guess what he has in store for you next!
"I love the idea of God, but it's not stylistically in keeping with the way I function. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God. I can see that people who believe in God are happier. My brother is. My dad is, too. But I doubt." as recorded by Jon Winokur, editor, in The Portable Curmudgeon Redux, 1992, p. 302.
Obi Wan won't be able to save you this time!
Hitler wanted to burn Anne Frank. For this, we call him evil. The christian god burns Anne Frank for all eternity. For this, christians call him 'just'