The Hell Problem
(Top Posts - Distance From Belief
in theism - 072703)

Whether one views hell as a real place with immortal
torment, a real place with immortal separation from
God (Allah), a real place with temporary separation
from God (Allah), a grave (with torture), a grave (with
oblivion), or a short swim in a lake of fire (ending in
oblivion), suffice to say, hell is still a significant dark
and threatening element (myth) in many versions of
the religious faiths of Islam and Christianity, promised
as a consequence of insufficient adherence to a
particular religious code of belief and/or behavior.

Of interest to both Christians and Muslims, a recent
article in which a Muslim states

"How the idea of hell drove me from Islam"
(July 26, 2003)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/editor/story/0,12900,1006211,00.html