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[Mid-ocean rifts are actually gateways to hell...]

In the Gospel of Mark Jesus specifically quoted the prophet Isaiah on hell. He describes hell as a place of torment “where their worm will never die.” Scientists have recently discovered giant tube worms that reside over a mile deep on the floor of the Pacific Ocean near black smokers (lava vents). These worms can tolerate extremely high temperatures and they actually feed on sulfur, which is another name for brimstone. This information becomes even more disturbing when you realize where the Bible claims hell is located.

"Hell from beneath" - Isaiah 14

Hell And Justice, HellAndJustice.com 54 Comments [2/8/2010 5:35:43 PM]
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tracer

Gee, you think the ancient people's experience with active volcanoes might have had something to do with how they got the idea for Hell?

2/8/2010 5:41:13 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr



Why there it is, right underneath the flat Earth and the dome of the stars, oh wait...

2/8/2010 5:43:15 PM

Berny

Dude, this is the 21st century. You have no excuse for being this fucking ignorant anymore.

2/8/2010 5:48:40 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

Grasping at straws as usual.

2/8/2010 6:02:55 PM

Smilodon

It's a shame people still believe crap like this in this day and age.

2/8/2010 6:03:45 PM

MK

... Hell is now underwater? So sinners are now going to boiled for eternity rather than burned?

2/8/2010 6:22:44 PM

Toob Wyrm

It's important to note that tube worms actually do die, they don't technically eat sulphur and you are a delusional muppet.

Seriously, how dare you reduce an incredibly diverse, complex and fascinating ecosystem to a bullshit justification of your insane beliefs.

2/8/2010 6:24:30 PM

EllwyenDarwin

When I was told that worm thing when I was a kid it gave me nightmares.Now I just laugh until my ribs hurt.

2/8/2010 6:34:35 PM

tracer

Isaiah wasn't talking about Hell.

Isaiah 66:24 is talking about a heap of dead bodies displayed openly on the Earth for other (living) people to see. God, according to Isaiah, is going to make the corpses of those who rebelled against Him never decompose, so that they will be "a sign for all time."

Later apologists, of course, had their own ideas....

2/8/2010 6:43:08 PM

Anky

awesome.

2/8/2010 6:53:18 PM



Tubeworms aren't like earthworms. At all. They also don't come anywhere close to living forever due to predation, the vents petering out or their own lifespan coming to an end.

And while brimstone is made of sulfur, sulfur isn't always brimstone. It does come in a gaseous form, too.

@tracer: Wait, what? I thought that the belief was that only the bodies of sinners decomposed and that the bodies of saints would be automatically preserved. I'm so confused...

2/8/2010 7:02:55 PM

Papabear

No, hell would be living with the dolt who wrote that.

2/8/2010 7:06:46 PM

Sasha

I don't remember the passage where the bible claims that hell is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

2/8/2010 7:12:24 PM

John_in_Oz

Half the time the Biblical Hell is the Greek 'hel', the shadowy underworld land of the afterlife, that all go to, virtuous and wicked alike.

2/8/2010 7:13:35 PM

JohnTheAtheist

But of course those same scientists tell you that there is nothing down there but of course then they don't know what the fuck they are talking about, amirite?

2/8/2010 7:17:24 PM

tracer

@ #1112198 :

The Old Testament God preserved anybody's corpse he wanted to, for any damned reason he pleased. Wanna make sure you get raised from the dead on Judgement Day? Better have your body buried without defilement, or there won't be a "you" to raise! Piss off Yahweh? He'll make an example of you by giving you a never-rotting corpse!

That's just the kind of wacky deity ol' YHWH is!

2/8/2010 7:19:01 PM

JSS

“where their worm will never die.”

So these tubeworms, they're immortal?

2/8/2010 7:22:07 PM

Thinking Allowed

Funny, I thought a hole dug in Siberia was the gateway to hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNJ6CVASs

2/8/2010 7:42:07 PM

Yama the Space Fish

I thought worm was an archaic word for dragon.

2/8/2010 7:48:33 PM

tracer

Yama the Space Fish wrote:

"I thought worm was an archaic word for dragon."


That's "wyrm", with a "y". ;-)

The Isaiah passage he talks about is pretty clear: The worms in question are the kind of worms that eat a decomposing corpse. In Isaiah's vision, they never died out, because the corpses lasted eternally.

2/8/2010 8:03:09 PM

EonBlueTriad

Man, that whole site is one big pile of fail.

2/8/2010 8:59:04 PM

Zoo

If you think the biological use of sulfur has some connection to hell, I dare you to live without it.

2/8/2010 9:48:18 PM

Antichrist

what kind of person is so bored in their life that they've got nothing better to do than make up this shit.

Then again my life is so boring I have nothing better to do than to mock it, so I guess I really can't talk.

2/8/2010 10:08:20 PM

SleepNeed

I got a headache reading that site. Now I need to take some Advil.

2/8/2010 10:13:40 PM

WMDKitty

*snicker*

The only portal to hell I've seen is my bowel....

2/8/2010 10:15:52 PM
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