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Thieves Trade Air Conditioning For Eternal Hell Fire

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wav...

New Comic Book Has Exorcists Converging To Stop Hell From Breaking Loose

USA Today | Brian Truitt | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) There’s never a better time for a bunch of holy avengers than when all hell actually breaks loose. The Dynamite Entertainment series The De...

A Divine Comedy

Francis Levy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Dante's journey comprises hell, purgatory and paradise and is filled with illustrious saints and sinners. But what is the modern equivalent? What is our hell, our purgatory?

Scrupulosity, A Religious Form Of OCD, Means Living In Constant Fear Of Hell

CNN | Elizabeth Landau | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

When she was 12, Jennifer Traig's hands were red and raw from washing them so much. She'd start scrubbing a half an hour before dinner; when she was d...

Hell Is a Myth -- Actually, a Bunch of Myths

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

So why do we continue to have such a fascination with the hell of Dante's imagination? The sad truth is that Dante's hellish vision has been useful in promoting colonizing, crusades and "conversions" for the last 700 years

We Found The Gates Of Hell So You Don't Accidentally Stumble Into Them

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.08.2014 | Travel

Death can be a scary thing to talk about, but finding the actual door to the underworld might be an even scarier feat! Just to make sure you never hav...

The Often Untold Story of Easter

Rev. Mr. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mr. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Holy Saturday is a day when hell is emptied out, and maybe that can give us the hope that our own present personal hells can be harrowed as well.

God's Way or the Highway

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Last week we worked our way through the main body of the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14). But then we came to the surprising finish. ...

How I Die: No One Gets Anywhere With Words

Erik Hinton | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Erik Hinton

Most one-act plays want for subtlety. Starved for time, they dial up the stakes immediately, cramming pathos and emotional urgency into every stage direction and line of dialogue.

Belief In Hell Comes With Big Downside, New Survey Shows

LiveScience | Wynne Perry | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science

Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural ...

Why You Really, Really Don't Want to Live Forever

Brett Gallaher | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I honestly think humans gets so hung up on living forever because we feel like we don't have enough time. We think that one lifetime just isn't enough. We cling to the idea of eternity because it feels secure.

Tweet, Tweet: Mark Driscoll's Simple World

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Unless Driscoll has an ulterior motive to build or defend his own kingdom in some way, why choose a forum like Twitter, with its limited ability to express subtlety and nuance, to make such a polarizing statement?

Pastor Tweets That Most People Are Going To Hell

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Pastor Mark Driscoll, author of A Call to Resurgence and founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, made a definitive statement today on Twitter....

Hell Freezes Over

WLBZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

HELL, Michigan (WDIV) Even Hell, Michigan couldn't escape the wrath of the Polar Vortex. The official temperature in Hell Tuesday was -4....

Polar Vortex Causes Hell to LITERALLY Freeze Over in Michigan

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Hell has frozen over. Hell, Michigan that is. Hell is a charming little hamlet an hour outside Detroit, near Ann Arbor. Established in the 1840s, around the same time Michigan last experienced such hellish weather.

Heaven Is A Place On Earth With Angelic Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Designer Jonathan Hull exposed America's dark side a few months ago with a devilish map of the nation's most hellishly named places, but now he's come...

The Importance of Awakening Your Inner Spiritual Authority

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

How do you erase a concept that you have preached as truth to millions of people without so much as an apology for messing with our worldview all these years? Why was this taught in the first place?

Pope Francis, Trickle-Down Economics, and Heaven on Earth

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Pope Francis knows that Heaven is created in community. The Kingdom of God is among us. Will we heed his teachings? Are we ready to follow his example? Are we willing to love our neighbors as ourselves?

Max Brooks Goes To Hell In "Shadow Walk" Comic Book

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

"Shadow Walk" follows a team of soldiers, a priest and a scientist into a mysterious portal where the characters must confront their fears -- and establish whether they've stumbled onto a gateway to hell.

The Door To Hell Is Possibly The Creepiest Place On Planet Earth

Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, scientific pursuits don't always go according to plan. And sometimes, a pit to hell may open up right beneath you...

Hell Is Nearer Than You Think In This Devilish Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Whether you believe in Hell or not, the Devil is probably a lot closer than you think. Designer Jonathan Hull has created a map of America's most hell...

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.

Justice Scalia's Belief In The Devil

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was profiled in New York Magazine with in-depth interview with Jennifer Senior that touched on his judicial phi...

Chucked Out of Sunday School

Carl Pettit | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

My experiences in the pews, and in the classroom, taught me that adults often profess knowledge about subjects they know very little about, and that my mind was prone to an enormous amount of speculative wandering.

10 No-Brainer Jobs I Could Do To Make Millions

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I see a lot of people doing what seems to be no-brainer tasks... and they make lots of money. It drives me crazy that people become rich doing things that are so simple -- that I could do. Here are 10 things on my list. (What's on your list?)