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17th Mar '17 11:32:50 AM Mayhavecontrol
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* The message of [[http://oglaf.wikia.com/wiki/Doomsayers_of_The_Blind_Gibberer The Doomsayers of The Blind Gibberer]], a cult in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', is that Sithrak The Blind God That Hates You, will torture everyone for all eternity after they die. regardless of anything done by them in life.
16th Mar '17 2:43:50 PM Darkmoonfire
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* ''Literature/TheBible''is commonly misinterpreted by followers and detractors alike to create this idea that even the slightest sinning will guarantee you eternal damnation and suffering as we know it today unless you just call yourself a Christian. However, it is widely disputed (if not straight up debunked) that this version of Hell actually exists in the Bible by biblical and Christian history scholars. The short version of it is that Hell basically just meant "the grave" and possibly no known afterlife (even that might not be eternal) since the Jews did not believe in Hell and are even suggested to go in for reincarnation. After that, the Christian idea of Hell as we know it today was taken from works like Dante's Inferno and used by the formerly hyper-corrupt church to keep followers following. Even today, the various branches of Christianity and Christian-based spirituality widely interpret Hell differently - from Hell being a place of endless suffering to just a state of being while on this planet or even a place where ALL people go to to have their sins cleansed before reaching heaven.

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* ''Literature/TheBible''is ''Literature/TheBible'' is commonly misinterpreted by followers and detractors alike to create this idea that even the slightest sinning will guarantee you eternal damnation and suffering as we know it today unless you just call yourself a Christian. However, it is widely disputed (if not straight up debunked) that this version of Hell actually exists in the Bible by biblical and Christian history scholars. The short version of it is that Hell basically just meant "the grave" and possibly no known afterlife (even that might not be eternal) since the Jews did not believe in Hell and are even suggested to go in for reincarnation. After that, the Christian idea of Hell as we know it today was taken from works like Dante's Inferno and used by the formerly hyper-corrupt church to keep followers following. Even today, the various branches of Christianity and Christian-based spirituality widely interpret Hell differently - from Hell being a place of endless suffering to just a state of being while on this planet or even a place where ALL people go to to have their sins cleansed before reaching heaven.
16th Feb '17 12:38:18 AM Yozzy
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** The followers of Chaos and Dark Eldar ''embrace'' this trope, but for their own reasons which are slightly complex. Many of the followers of Chaos embrace Chaos out of personal reasons that usually can be boiled down to gaining divine power, revenge or personal gain. While this usually means damnation or being rejected by the Chaos Gods and being consigned to [[BarredFromTheAfterlife a miserable afterlife as a lowly Fury]]. Those who truly embrace Chaos one or more of the Chaos Gods have a reasonable-to-slim chance at a decent afterlife...[[InfernalParadise at least, in their eyes.]] And the grandest and most accomplished champions have a ''slim'' hope of being given the gift of ascension to a powerful and immortal [[OneWingedAngel Daemon Prince]]. The undevoted and secular "followers" of Chaos (for example, Iron Warriors and Night Lords, respectively) have come to terms that they would be courting damnation or that they might simply cease to exist in any meaningful way once they die.
** As for the Dark Eldar, they embrace the parasitic sadism and twisted hedonism that first gave birth to Slaanesh, and the emotional highs and utter gratuity means that Slaanesh is constantly "sipping" out their souls. This time around, they add an element of psychic vampirism: drinking up the pain of others helps rejuvenate them and stave off death for a time. In other words, they carry on the acts that carries their own damnation in order to stave it off a little longer. Each Dark Eldar fears death and the torturous afterlife at the hands of Slaanesh the most, and yet, they could stop and keep themselves safe by following the hyper-disciplined lives of the Craftworld Eldar. But Dark Eldar culture and reasoning don't see it worth switching over to this kind of life, as it would be [[GoodIsBoring boring]] and [[EvilFeelsGood unfulfilling]]. In the end, the Dark Eldar are the victims of their own hubris and twisted hearts, as the feel that very real risk of one bad afterlife is worth living the kind of lives that they do.
15th Feb '17 12:16:53 PM MeteoXavier
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* ''Literature/TheBible'', as quoted above. It repeatedly states that all men are sinners, cannot overcome this, and are therefore unworthy of Heaven. This is not to say that God doesn't give us the chance, but since HumansAreFlawed at best and [[HumansAreBastards Bastards]] at worst, we're inevitably going to blow it. Thankfully, God was merciful enough to provide a way out: sending {{Jesus}} to [[TakingTheHeat Take The Heat]] on our behalf. Even so, He does want us at least ''try'' our best to keep His commandments, and to realize that He wants to save us. For this case, if you don't trust and have faith in Him like this - don't accept His authority, don't take His standards seriously, etc. - you're doomed.
%%* Unsurprisingly, this structures much of the characters' journey in the 17th-century Christian allegory ''Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress''.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'', as quoted above. It repeatedly states ''Literature/TheBible''is commonly misinterpreted by followers and detractors alike to create this idea that all men are sinners, cannot overcome this, even the slightest sinning will guarantee you eternal damnation and suffering as we know it today unless you just call yourself a Christian. However, it is widely disputed (if not straight up debunked) that this version of Hell actually exists in the Bible by biblical and Christian history scholars. The short version of it is that Hell basically just meant "the grave" and possibly no known afterlife (even that might not be eternal) since the Jews did not believe in Hell and are therefore unworthy of Heaven. This is not even suggested to say that God doesn't give us go in for reincarnation. After that, the chance, but since HumansAreFlawed at best Christian idea of Hell as we know it today was taken from works like Dante's Inferno and [[HumansAreBastards Bastards]] at worst, we're inevitably going to blow it. Thankfully, God was merciful enough to provide a way out: sending {{Jesus}} to [[TakingTheHeat Take The Heat]] on our behalf. Even so, He does want us at least ''try'' our best used by the formerly hyper-corrupt church to keep His commandments, followers following. Even today, the various branches of Christianity and Christian-based spirituality widely interpret Hell differently - from Hell being a place of endless suffering to realize that He wants to save us. For just a state of being while on this case, if you don't trust and planet or even a place where ALL people go to to have faith in Him like this - don't accept His authority, don't take His standards seriously, etc. - you're doomed.
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their sins cleansed before reaching heaven.
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Unsurprisingly, this structures much of the characters' journey in the 17th-century Christian allegory ''Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress''.
4th Feb '17 11:41:17 AM DaibhidC
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* The central point of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' is that ''everyone'' ends up in Hell, and Heaven is practically empty. While most of the people we see the demons actually torturing have done something genuinely terrible, Hell is also where the Professor ends up, a genuinely good and kind man who just happens not to believe in God. In one episode Satan mentions that a lot of ''saints'' ended up in Hell for one reason or another.

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* The central point of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' is that nearly ''everyone'' ends up in Hell, and Heaven is practically empty. While most of the people we see the demons actually torturing have done something genuinely terrible, Hell is also where the Professor ends up, a genuinely good and kind man who just happens not to believe in God. In one episode Satan mentions that a lot of ''saints'' ended up in Hell for one reason or another.
another. When dogs and babies start turning up, though, Satan decides EvenEvilHasStandards, and it's time to sort things out.
4th Feb '17 11:40:03 AM DaibhidC
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* The central point of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' is that ''everyone'' ends up in Hell, and Heaven is practically empty. While most of the people we see the demons actually torturing have done something genuinely terrible, Hell is also where the Professor ends up, a genuinely good and kind man who just happens not to believe in God. In one episode Satan mentions that a lot of ''saints'' ended up in Hell for one reason or another.

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22nd Jan '17 4:41:54 PM Xtifr
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%%* There's a cover of ThomasTheRhymer by SteeleyeSpan with similar lyrics.

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%%* There's a cover of ThomasTheRhymer by SteeleyeSpan Music/SteeleyeSpan with similar lyrics.
20th Jan '17 9:33:53 PM immortalfrieza
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* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' Hell apparently doesn't care if you're [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking committing arson, murdering, or jaywalking,]] you will end up in Hell for any of them. Being damned to Hell will not only happen for the obvious like murderers, but accidentally killing someone via drunk driving, being mind controlled into killing someone who doesn't even actually die, allowing someone to kill themselves under mind control because you didn't do what the mind controller told you to do, valuing your own life over the lives of strangers even in an entirely hypothetical situation, etc. In short, unless you are a complete saint and don't end up doing anything bad whatsoever against your will or by mistake you WILL end up in Hell in this universe.
19th Nov '16 1:42:36 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' everything people do is assigned a positive or negative score to be tallied up when they die. The infallible judging standard is somewhat utilitarian, by human standards often petty or arbitrary (supporting a sports team can be positive or negative depending on which one it is), and your net score needs to be extremely high - a running gag is revealing surprising people who were sent to the Bad Place, which includes ''Florence Nightingale''.
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22nd Oct '16 6:40:05 PM foxley
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* In The Adventurer by Mika Waltari, after the peasants' revolt led by Thomas Muntzer fails at Frankenhausen and as the leaders of the rebellion are being executed, a mercenary captain who is about to be executed looks at the bottom of his pint right after Muntzer has been beheaded and claims to see through it to hell where Thomas Muntzer is already along with a bunch of other people. Then he turns it upside down, pretending to look at heaven where he sees no one. (The naive narrator protagonist assures the reader that he probably didn't actually see hell or heaven through his pint.)

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* In The Adventurer ''The Adventurer'' by Mika Waltari, after the peasants' revolt led by Thomas Muntzer fails at Frankenhausen and as the leaders of the rebellion are being executed, a mercenary captain who is about to be executed looks at the bottom of his pint right after Muntzer has been beheaded and claims to see through it to hell where Thomas Muntzer is already along with a bunch of other people. Then he turns it upside down, pretending to look at heaven where he sees no one. (The naive narrator protagonist assures the reader that he probably didn't actually see hell or heaven through his pint.)




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* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': In ''The Severed Streets'', Quill discovers that under the rulership of the Smiling Man, [[spoiler:everyone who has ever lived in London]] is damned to Hell.
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