Nah, mari merenung sedikit. Mari mendengarkan ocehan ulama tentang neraka.
Oh, bukan, ulama di sini adalah ulama secara bahasa. Maksudnya orang yang berilmu. Bukan sekadar orang yang berjanggut indah, dan… Yah, tahu sendirilah.
“At times, the thought of a brotherly love overcoming the omnibenevolent love is too paradoxical.”
Dan yang namanya belajar, anda juga sebaiknya tidak menelan mentah-mentah semua yang diucapkan para ulama di sini. Apalagi kebanyak dari mereka ini
kafir(mungkin) kepercayaannya tidak sama dengan kita 😛 Mari dijadikan renungan saja. Sekadar buat merenung. Tidak berniat merenung? Tidak usah baca
Mulaai… *mukul-mukul panci*
A civilized society looks with horror upon the abuse and torture of children or adults. Even where capital punishment is practiced, the aim is to implement it as mercifully as possible. Are we to believe then that a holy God – our heavenly Father – is less just than the courts of men?
According to Christianity, eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love. That’s the message we’re brought up with: believe or die. “Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.”
And yet this same Deity says to me, “resist not evil; pray for those that despitefully use you; love your enemies, but I will eternally damn mine.” It seems to me that even gods should practice what they preach.
Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
Priest: “No, not if you did not know.”
Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?”
God says do what you wish, but make the wrong choice and you will be tortured for eternity in hell. That sir, is not free will. It would be akin to a man telling his girlfriend, do what you wish, but if you choose to leave me, I will track you down and blow your brains out. When a man says this we call him a psychopath and cry out for his imprisonment/execution. When god says the same we call him “loving” and build churches in his honor.
(William C. Easttom II)
I do not consider it a sign of divine love to consign to hell people who live good lives but make an honest mistake in belief.
I have lately taken to read the New Testament which I assure you is a very good book; but there is one article to which I cannot accede; it is that of the eternity of punishment. I cannot comprehend how this eternity is compatible with the goodness of God!
I read in the Gospels that Jesus forgave the men who nailed him to the cross. He even promised “this day you shall be with me in paradise” to a thief crucified next to him – a thief who addressed Jesus simply as a “man” rather than as “the son of God.” Yet, today, this same Jesus cannot forgive my kindly old aunt and allow her to dwell in paradise, simply because her “beliefs” do not match Reverend So-and-So’s?
If the fundamentalists are right, then all the cool people are in Hell!
(Jeffery Jay Lowder)
If thinking freely for yourself is a sure ticket to hell, then the conversations in heaven must be awfully boring.
If you love your neighbors as yourself, yes, even if you have just a little bit of human love and are not solely a selfish wretch, how could you have a single happy moment in heaven, knowing that contemporaneously with your blessed estate continues the endless torment and agony of innumerable millions of the accursed?
It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind.
(H. L. Mencken)
There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a “hottest part” implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of hell comfortably cool.
Why were a few, or a single one, made at all, if only to exist in order to be made eternally miserable, which is infinitely worse than non-existence?
Besides, as far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don’t know, 50,000,000 years of that I’d start to get a little bored.
I’m not against God. I’m against the Misuse of God.
Apakah berpikir seperti itu tergolong blasphemy? Saya kira tidak, sebab setahu saya Ibnu Rushdi pun ikut memikirkannya. Bukankah kita memang diperintahkan untuk berpikir? Nah, makanya 😛 Oh, dan saya sendiri masih percaya dengan neraka, anda tidak usah khawatir. Hanya saja mungkin pandangan saya akan dalil-dalil tentang neraka adalah bahwa mereka bersifat alegori, tidak tekstual. Sebab kalau iya, agak susah menyanggah perkataan para atheis dan agnostik di atas…
Semoga bisa memperkaya renungan