US Catholic Faith in Real Life

What do you believe about hell?

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Some recent theological debates about hell have gone mainstream, getting space in the pages of Time Magazine and the New York Times U.S. Catholic will be exploring this debate in an upcoming issue.

What do you believe about hell?  Do you have memories of sermons about the torments of hell? How much did/does a fear of hell influence your own personal religious practice? If you are uncomfortable with the idea of eternal damnation, what do you think happens to people like Hitler, Stalin, or, in our own time, Osama Bin Laden? Does the idea of universal salvation cheapen the suffering of victims of injustice?

Share your thoughts in the comments below--your response may appear in our November issue..