Brew Theology Podcast

Episode 79: “Go To Hell!” Part 2

April 23, 2018

I don't think we've ever laughed this hard recording a BT episode! Horror meets comedy in "Go to Hell!" Part 2.

See why Janel hypothetically still thinks some toxic people deserve hell (if there is one), and why "heretical" Ryan just wants some more grace and restoration, and says, "to hell with hell"... then simply understand why it's really hard to "lose hell" due to the tribal loyalties, to speak. Check out why Diana's Buddhist tribe is more scared of the Xian conventional hell, and get down with Dillon as he lays down the real elements regarding the hereafter (in the Bible)! 

So, what is Hell? Well, see Part 1 (episode 78) for that part... Often, it is described as a fiery pit presided over by a pitchfork wielding devil who watches gleefully as capering demons torment the souls of the damned. Though this particular image stems from more Christian-oriented descriptions of Hell, the idea of Hell itself is not specific to Christianity. Many cultures and religious traditions talk about an afterlife wherein the souls of the wicked are punished for their earthly misdeeds. The threat of Hell has been used for thousands of years to encourage things such as proper social behavior and faithfulness to a particular religious tradition and while some may disregard these threats as antiquated superstition, Hell nonetheless continues to loom large in the popular imagination. Whether through Hieronymous Bosch’s nightmarish paintings the Robot Hell from Futurama or simply the use of phrases like ‘ my personal hell’ most people have an understanding of Hell as a place of suffering.

Join Brew Theology on episode 79 (Part 2 of 2) when Ryan, Janel, Dillon and Diana continue the convo, have a bit too much fun brewing up some hell theology, and discuss the variety of viewpoints from different religious traditions.

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