[ExI] BICEP2 and the Fermi paradox
johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 16:49:58 UTC 2014
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 3:21 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> It [the New Testament] makes comments in there about the final fate of
> the wicked unbelievers, but it doesn't actually say anything about an
> immoral soul, or that the suffering of the damned is eternal.
I think the Bible is as clear as it is morally corrupt on this subject.
Consider Revelation 20:10
" And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning
sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be
tormented day and night for ever and ever."
Or Mark 3:29:
"he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but
is in danger of eternal damnation".
Or this quotation from Jesus in Matthew 25:41:
"Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the
devil and his angels."
Or Mark 9:43
"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter
into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that
never shall be quenched"
> The worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched (Mark ch.9) but that's
> the worm and the fire, not the damned humans.
Spike, is it your position that when the Bible refers to a "worm" it is not
referring to a human of somewhat low moral character but to an invertebrate
in the phylum Nematoda? If that is true then the author of the Bible
really needs to take a creative writing class to improve His clarity of
John K Clark
> The notion of eternal suffering of an immortal being was invented
> centuries after the last word of the NT was written.
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