Problem

Eternal punishment

Other Names:
Eternal damnation
Hell
Going to hell
Nature:
Punishment in the afterlife in some form of hell is a belief in many religions. It is frequently been used as a threat by which to encourage or coerce individuals into some approved pattern of behaviour.
Incidence:
Many individuals have been intimidated by descriptions of hell articulated by priesthoods. Offers to "save people from hell" are frequently used as part of the proselytizing process. "Go to hell" is a common curse, though not always intended literally.

A fundamental Protestant church has prepared a map of the USA showing the proportion of people in any State or region who accept Jesus Christ as their personal saviour. It updates the map and uses it, amongst other purposes, for guiding its mission in saving souls from hell.

Broader Problems:
Punishment
Narrower Problems:
Punitive rape
Related Problems:
Supralapsarianism
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
19.06.2018 – 19:43 CEST