Does Hell exist? I would say both no, and yes. Eternity is much longer than most anyone can imagine – we give it lip service, but we can’t fathom how long it really is. We can look at our lives and say that 20 years was a long time ago, or 40 years ago, for that matter. We can look back farther and say that the Romans were 2,000 years ago, and that’s pretty far back. Or even farther, and say that dinosaurs, millions of years back, was a long time ago. In the face of eternity, all this is less than a microsecond, hardly even a blip. Eternity is FOREVER!

When you look at people who you’d say will never change, in the face of eternity, it is possible, however unlikely it may be. Over the course of those endless microseconds, these folks just might make a different choice than they have thus far, and pursue a different path.

The “eternal” part of eternal damnation completely eliminates change, forever. I don’t buy it. Damnation, maybe, but eternal, hell no (pun intended!).

Intense misery is hell. Intense misery is not necessarily a place, although it might be. It’s more of a state of mind. This is more of how I see Hell, and in my mind, these Hells exist, on many-many levels. It’s much more than, and at the same time NOT the singular, eternal-damnation, ruled-by-the-Devil Christian variety. Don’t let the Christian definition cause you trouble in getting your head around it.

The best description of Hell I’ve ever heard comes from one of my favorite movies, “What Dreams May Come”, where Cuba Gooding Jr. tells Robin Williams that “The real hell is your life gone wrong.” Short, simple, and to the point. Couldn’t have been said better.

If you haven’t seen “What Dreams May Come”, you’re missing out on a great story about the Spirit World, and in part, Hell. It’s about a man separated from his wife, first by death, and then by suicide. While it wasn’t a huge hit at the box office, it certainly is a good story, and gives you some things to think about, on a spiritual level. Definitely worth checking out.