What Would Be Your First Question After Arriving In Hell?

 

 

Many of the Abrahamic religions emphasize the concept of the afterlife. It is believed that either we will be in hell or in heaven. The religions promote this right and wrong theory pretty often but they don’t address those grey areas of life that we face every day. Most of the people also think in the same manner and there is a very good psychological reason behind thinking that way.

The fact is that our brain doesn’t likes to get overwhelmed and it likes to simplify things almost all the time. One such great example of your brain simplifying things is your developing habits. You might have recognized it that when you are trying to develop a new habit it is very difficult but as time passes by you seem to do it without even thinking about it consciously.

It seems like you are doing it automatically. In the same way, while we categorize things as right or wrong, black or white we or rather our brain, tend to simplify things for us. It ignores the nuances because then it will have to work multiple times to get to a conclusion. It also takes many shortcuts that may harm you like it will factor in your pre-conceived bias to make things even smoother.

Thinking and weighing in every aspect of a situation is very difficult and takes in real mental effort. While if someone does that he/she will find that our reality is neither completely black nor completely white. Most of the time it is somewhere in those shades of grey. While if you factor in the perspectives of different people then it gets even more complex as people may have million different opinions on the same topic. In this ever-increasingly complex world we should do as much of the processing as ourselves because those who do it can manipulate the minds of many.

There are several disadvantages of thinking this way and it could have real impact on your well-being. You need to have your own thoughts or else you will be ruled by the people who do the thinking.

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,…Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.”
― Sandy Welch

“What is hell? Hell is oneself.
Hell is alone, the other figures in it
Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from
And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”
― T.S. Eliot

“I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn’t believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love. That’s the message we’re brought up with, isn’t it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.”
― Bill Hicks


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Have you ever stolen anything?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I can’t remember
  • Question of

    Have you ever been in trouble at work?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I can’t remember
  • Question of

    Do you tend to run hot or cold?

    • Hot
    • Cold
    • I’m a healthy mix
  • Question of

    Have you ever helped someone who was in danger?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I’m not sure
  • Question of

    Have you ever worn the same underwear two days in a row?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I’m a little hazy
  • Question of

    Have you ever found a wallet on the street?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I don’t remember
  • Question of

    Have you ever lied to get something cheaper than it was?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Is this a bad thing?
  • Question of

    Have you ever paid for a stranger’s meal or drink?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I can’t remember
  • Question of

    Have you ever cursed in front of a child?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Who hasn’t?
  • Question of

    What makes the world go around?

    • Money
    • Love
    • Art
  • Question of

    Have you ever hurt someone without feeling bad about it?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I can/t remember
  • Question of

    Are you a lone wolf or a social butterfly?

    • Lone wolf
    • Social butterfly
    • It depends on the day
  • Question of

    Would you offer to help an old person cross the street?

    • Of course
    • Probably not
    • I’d consider it
  • Question of

    Be honest, do you think you’re a good person?

    • I think i’m a fairly good person
    • I’m an alright person
    • Okay..I’ve made a few mistakes
  • Question of

    Do you think before you act?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes

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