Belief in hell dips, but some say they’ve already been there

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c. 2008 Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Ernie Long believes he has been to hell. He can even narrow it down to a particular moment. His mother was dying of cancer. As she lay on her death bed, he swiped her last $5 and the car keys from her purse, went out and […]

  • Mr. Bee

    Just because they don’t believe in hell, doesn’t mean that they will not be subject to it if they are persistent in disobeying God. The greatest weapon that Statn has is to make people believe that he does not exist. But to those who are persistent in their non-belief of hell and Satan I say, “are you willing to bet your eternal soul on that”? Because if your wrong, there’ll be hell to pay.

  • Nancy Daumke

    A DOMINICAN????? How did someone that age loose the teachings of the Catholic Church???? Too much head knowledge…little “belief and obedience”…..I will pray for her and for a good dose of GRACE….there is a shortage of grace showing.God Bless, and keep in mind that it is written…. MY PEOPLE PARISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE….so we may not know how many are or will be showing up in HELL….but by the looks of the world…it is a good thing Jesus’ last words on the cross were FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY ARE DOING…..and that his MERCY out weighs HIS JUSTICE!!!BUT AFTER THE LAST BITE OF AIR….WE ARE FACED WITH HIS JUSTICE!!!! The only MERCY that will be showing will be a stay in PURGATORY…..I bet Sister does not have too much belief in PURGATORY either.

  • Patty

    Our Blessed Mother told the children of Fatima that “souls fall into hell like snowflakes for they have no one to pray for them and offer sacrifice.” Hell is for all souls who die in mortal sin and you will go there whether you believe in hell or not if you do not keep the Ten Commandments. Amen.

  • Anita

    Just because less people believe in hell doesn’t mean it does not exist.
    The problem in the world to day is relativism. Wake up folks. Everything
    that is or is not does not depend on whether we as individuals think something is real. What is, is, regardless of our opinions.

  • Fran

    The true sign that there is a “hell” is the predominate disbelief in it.
    Our Lady of Fatima didn’t say those words for nothing.

  • Fran

    “I think we’re going to be surprised when we get there,” she adds with a smile.”
    Sweetie, I plan on doing penance, and by “there” does she mean hell?
    I certainly don’t plan on going to hell!