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A chemistry student at the University of Washington has ended a centuries-long reign of terror by major religions that have been threatening believers with perpetual agony in eternal hellfire if they question “God’s word” – as stipulated by ministers, priests, popes and scholars poring over passages not “written by God” (who did not even leave any notes) but penned by other men with similarly controlling agendas.

Of course, the impossibility of a disembodied soul (or spirit) feeling corporeal sensations such as cold, rain, heat or fire has made the concept of “roasting in hell” like a chicken basted on a rotisserie a nonstarter from the beginning.

Despite this insurmountable contradiction, the notion of an eteral fiery pit filled with pitchfork-loads of freaked out souls was imposed by exasperated church leaders who finally resorted to saying “to hell with everyone” tempted toward the strong human propensity to enjoy sex and other pleasures of the flesh.

Now, thanks to a student’s answer to a bonus question on a recent mid-term university exam, threatening anyone with hell is now just a laughing matter.

Ironically, even deliciously, an act of lovemaking clinched the argument against hell.

With “eternal damnation” now proven false, daily demonstations of direct casue-and-effect… reaping what we sow… treating others as we wish to be treated… sending out vibes and actions that come back around – for good or ill – with interest… and plain ol’ karmic rebalancing provide all the incentive anyone should require to “do the right thing.”

Who needs hell, when paying for our own perversity and screw-ups right here on Earth – and receiving the benefits of our good deeds – is so inescapably inevitable? Even if we dodge the law, there’s no fooling our sickened bodies, stricken conscience, or our souls. And who needs that?

To hell with hell.


Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs using Boyle’s Law, which states that gas cools when it expands, and heats when it is compressed. One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it ?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, “It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,” and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct……leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting “Oh my God.”

 U make it entertaining
Joined: 7/17/2009
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Posted: 7/14/2010 2:56:36 PM
That was awesome!!!!

That student should get bonus points on top of that!

Joined: 12/26/2009
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Posted: 7/14/2010 6:22:12 PM

That student should get bonus points on top of that!

Actually the student should not get a bonus point due to large problem.

The whole story is made up and never happened.

Origins: The piece quoted above appears to have begun its Internet life as a humor post to the newsgroup rec.humor in 1997. Its roots, however, are far older: The original was written by Paul Darwin Foote, a scientist noted for his pioneering work in the field of high temperature measurement, and dates to about 1920, when it appeared in the house organ of the Taylor Instrument Company. In that article, "The Temperature of Heaven and Hell," Foote drew scientific deductions from descriptions of the states of various material substances as described in the Bible to
conclude that Heaven was hotter than Hell. The item was penned as a humor piece and was written at a time in Foote's career when he was well established, thus any notion that it was the work of a cheeky student out to impress his professor should be dismissed.

The item subsequently appeared as an unattributed parody in a 1972 edition of Applied Optics and as a story published in a 1962 book (reprinted from a 1960 magazine). An article published in a 1979 edition of the Journal of Irreproducible Results written by Dr. Tim Healey (penned as a response to the Applied Optics piece) carried the joke one step further by offering a refutation proving that Hell was indeed hotter than Heaven.

Interestingly enough, the Internet-circulated version's opening gambit, "We postulate that if souls exist, then they must have some mass," stands in opposition to the position taken centuries ago by the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See had given its official approval to a particular line of scientific thought, the vacuum, to specifically allow for immaterial forms such as weightless souls and armies of angels in what would otherwise be a filled universe. Without vacuums, places where measurable matter does not exist, both Heaven and Hell and all their denizens would have no place in the cosmic order of things. The time-honored Aristotelian assertion "Nature abhors a vacuum" had to be (and was) elbowed out of the way because the vacuum was a theological necessity.
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Posted: 7/14/2010 7:23:13 PM
I read that story in an email back in 1998.

Joined: 11/18/2008
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Posted: 7/14/2010 8:02:23 PM
hell is what you make of it!
Joined: 3/10/2009
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Posted: 7/15/2010 11:01:30 PM
somewhere an athiest and an agnostic are sharing coffee and a laugh.
Joined: 10/26/2004
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Posted: 7/16/2010 12:43:55 AM
The great 'pit' [hell] would only need to be about 100 miles or less in diameter to contain, with much room to spare, all the forty billion or so people who have ever lived, assuming their 'spiritual' bodies are the same size as their physical bodies."


and now you can actually HEAR the sounds from hell
Joined: 7/31/2008
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Posted: 7/16/2010 12:49:24 AM
Hell is purely a metaphor

and yes ~ so is heaven ~ sorry!

Hell is not quite getting with the program and understanding who and what you really are, your purpose ~ and being sent to the back of the line ~~ one more time! to do it over again, reborn, recycled after a stay in the penalty box. Depending on your progress and transgressions, it's not required you return in human form.

attempt to learn to endure the flesh with style knowing who you are and your purpose, what's within your power and what is not. To learn you are a part of God and God is part of you ~ where you like the arrangement or not ~ does not matter or change the program. God is not human, You are not human, you are spirit hosting human form.

Heaven is graduation day, you get a big lolly pop, sit back and watch the fun and practice what you've learned. You can go back and screw with them some ~ if! you have really learned your powers well. (all spirits are not equal) ~ In fact, you start learning to do this before you actually graduate. It's a lot of fun and can be very rewarding at times.

In either case ~ "Ye shall never die" so enjoy it or suffer it, the choice is yours and yours only.

Oh! and the tooth fairy is a cheap scape! And Santa drives a big Brown 1958 Buick with a "honk if your horny" bumper sticker on the back. !
Joined: 6/26/2009
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Posted: 7/18/2010 8:19:40 AM
The origin of the writing is immaterial to the message it sends. The assumption made within it is that hell is somehow subjected to the same laws of nature that we are here on Earth, ergo Hell has to be on Earth somewhere....(perhaps at the bottom of the ocean or deep within the Earth itself?, assuming of course Hell exists in the first place somewhere).

To even begin to apply the laws of nature from our existence to the rhealm of the spiritual is rather presumptuous of us. Any theory based on such a large presumption is flawed from the onset.

It was fun to read though.....
Joined: 4/17/2010
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Posted: 7/18/2010 9:55:10 AM
that story reminds me of the other urban myth story about the philosophy student going for an exam. question asks to explain how a chair got in the center of the room, blah blag blah i forget the details, but the student answers "what chair?" and gets an A.
Silly chain emails, but somewhat entertaining the first time you read it or it's variation.
Joined: 2/1/2010
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Posted: 7/19/2010 10:58:16 PM
Hell exists:

Hell, Arizona, U.S
Hell, California, U.S
Hell, Michigan, U.S.
Hell, Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands
Hell, Norway, a village in Stjørdal

Unlike most "Hells", these can be substantiated, proved, ...and even visited.

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