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24th May '18 1:43:51 PM MikeW
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** This becomes noted by [[spoiler: Michael as he points out how four "bad people" ended up becoming better thanks to his experiment and thus argues the system is flawed and there are perhaps billions of people who don't deserve their eternal damnation.]]
18th May '18 11:29:33 PM Dravencour
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The road to {{Hell}} is sometimes defined to be so wide that people with basically slight or even no sin at all will end up there anyway. This is typically done to make sure that people will stick to a very straight and very narrow path, or at least try to. Some authors have taken this ease of entry into Hell UpToEleven, making it not just easier, but almost automatically assured for everyone. In universes like these, [[AllCrimesAreEqual All Sins Are Equal]], which tends to lead into ItGetsEasier, as once one is trivially doomed to Hell, doing some "worse" things will not change anything.


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The road to {{Hell}} is sometimes defined to be so wide that people with basically slight or even no sin at all will end up there anyway. This is typically done to make sure that people will stick to a very straight and very narrow path, or at least try to.to; though it may also be a sign that whoever's upstairs is more than a little bit of a jerk. Some authors have taken this ease of entry into Hell UpToEleven, making it not just easier, but almost automatically assured for everyone. In universes like these, [[AllCrimesAreEqual All Sins Are Equal]], which tends to lead into ItGetsEasier, as once one is trivially doomed to Hell, doing some "worse" things will not change anything.

11th May '18 6:24:33 PM sdsmo
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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire."

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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes hadith of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire."
11th May '18 6:23:45 PM sdsmo
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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire." In general, the more fundamentalist the sect of Islam, the more likely they are to believe that everyone who doesn't believe exactly what they believe and do exactly as they do is destined for hell.[[note]]Arguably, ''every'' fundamentalist sect of a religion, regardless of which religion it is, tends towards this belief.[[/note]]

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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire." In general, the more fundamentalist the sect of Islam, the more likely they are to believe that everyone who doesn't believe exactly what they believe and do exactly as they do is destined for hell.[[note]]Arguably, ''every'' fundamentalist sect of a religion, regardless of which religion it is, tends towards this belief.[[/note]]"
9th May '18 3:16:16 PM SilentStranger
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the two afterlives that we know of are either becoming a restless spirit (likely because of UnfinishedBusiness) or getting sent to the Abyss (if you became an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Apostle]], are branded as a sacrifice, died with hatred in your heart, or any of a great number of things). While the Abyss is stated to be what most people think of as heaven ''or'' hell, any human who goes there [[LossOfIdentity gets one's own ego dissolved]], so most people would consider it to be Hell. Seemingly the best afterlife in this CrapsackWorld is no afterlife at all, which might not even be possible.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the two afterlives that we know of are either becoming a restless spirit (likely because of UnfinishedBusiness) or getting sent to the Abyss (if you became an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Apostle]], are branded as a sacrifice, died with hatred in your heart, or any of a great number of things). While the Abyss is stated to be what most people think of as heaven ''or'' hell, any human who goes there [[LossOfIdentity gets one's own ego dissolved]], so most people would consider it to be Hell. Seemingly the best afterlife in this CrapsackWorld is no afterlife at all, which might not even be possible. The source material is rather vague on the exact specifics of how ''Berserk''s afterlife works but if you take into account The Lost Chapter and it's revelation about [[spoiler: The Idea Of Evil]], the strange nature of the afterlife might be because it's shaped by humanity's subconscious minds.




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* The religion of Ancient Greece, otherwise known as Hellenism, was essentially this trope, as almost everyone is destined for Hades, the common underworld. It's not intended as a punishment, but is effectively a hellish existance reduced to a semi-amnesiac shade. The closest thing to Heaven is the Elysian Fields which is only for heroes or other people personally sponsored by the gods. The only other options were Tartarus, the place of punishment and torture for those who really angered the gods, and occasionally, being transformed into something else like a constellation or an animal, which could be either a punishment or a reward, depending on what mood a particular god was in that day.
29th Apr '18 12:10:31 PM WillBGood
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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire." In general, the more fundamentalist the sect of Islam, the more likely they are to believe that everyone who doesn't believe exactly what they believe and do exactly as they do is destined for hell.

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* According to Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the hadithes of Sunni Islam, out of every one thousand people entering the afterlife, nine hundred and ninety nine of them will end up in "the fire." In general, the more fundamentalist the sect of Islam, the more likely they are to believe that everyone who doesn't believe exactly what they believe and do exactly as they do is destined for hell.
hell.[[note]]Arguably, ''every'' fundamentalist sect of a religion, regardless of which religion it is, tends towards this belief.[[/note]]
16th Mar '18 3:43:55 PM nombretomado
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* Browse ThisVeryWiki... [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife HELL!]]

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* Browse ThisVeryWiki...Wiki/ThisVeryWiki... [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife HELL!]]
21st Jan '18 7:35:36 PM MikeW
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** A second season episode showcases how [[spoiler: the Bad Place is filled with people whose "crimes" included throwing a frisbee, flossing teeth in the office and a white man wearing dreadlocks.]]
* One of the most acclaimed episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', "Dead Run" has a trucker realizing that he's ferrying souls on the road to Hell. He soon finds Hell has recently undergone a "change of management" to what adds up to the Moral Majority. Thus, several of these souls have been condemned for being gay, drug addicts, not smart enough or refusing to pull banned books from the library. Deciding to fight this his own way, the trucker pauses every run to let out the souls who don't deserve eternal punishment and letting them have a shot at reaching Heaven.
18th Jan '18 6:57:07 PM sdsmo
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* Despite the popular image in Western countries, Buddhism is absolutely this trope. The Buddhist version of Hell is more comparable to Purgatory as you don't stay there for very long but you are subjected to very extreme torment in order to cleanse the negative karma which even once removed still influences where and how you shall be reborn. This does not make Buddhist Hell any less terrifying especially considering just how easy it is to be sent there. Even being rude to your parents for whatever reason can get you sent to Hell if the first Yama King decides that you failed to show Filial Piety (loyalty to parents and grandparents and older relatives such as your siblings or your aunts and uncles) where it should had been expressed. Just for your information, the ten Yama Kings do not really pay attention to context which means that even killing mosquitos could be spiritually risky.



* Despite the popular image in Western countries, Buddhism is absolutely this trope. The Buddhist version of Hell is more comparable to Purgatory as you don't stay there for very long but you are subjected to very extreme torment in order to cleanse the negative karma which even once removed still influences where and how you shall be reborn. This does not make Buddhist Hell any less terrifying especially considering just how easy it is to be sent there. Even being rude to your parents for whatever reason can get you sent to Hell if the first Yama King decides that you failed to show Filial Piety (loyalty to parents and grandparents and older relatives such as your siblings or your aunts and uncles) where it should had been expressed. Just for your information, the ten Yama Kings do not really pay attention to context which means that even killing mosquitos could be spiritually risky.
18th Jan '18 6:56:34 PM sdsmo
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