Originally Posted by Redead
technically hell is one of the oldest concepts in religion, predating christianity by millennia
only difference is, christianity offered an afterlife concept where everyone doesnt go go hell except for war heroes, instead offering an afterlife based on actions
so yeah, at the time christianity was considered a step up
Some people preach religion as an incentive to lead a better life. And I get that. But.
Wouldn't people be more grateful and careful with their lives if they were greeted with the fact that this is all we have? There is nothing from this point on. The average person in a modern country gets roughly 70 years of living and then you're gone. Never alive again. Ever.
I think that would scare more people than the concept of being anywhere after this. Dying into a black abyss where that is the end of your existence is scarier than any concept of hell to me.