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Different Takes: Should we abandon idea of hell?

Editor’s note: The new documentary explores Americans ideas about hell. We asked two prominent Christians who featured in the film to give us their very different takes on hell.

Is it any coincidence that the latest war of religion that started on September 11, 2001, is being fought primarily between the United States and the Islamic world? It just so happens that no subgroups of humanity are more ingrained with the doctrine of hell than conservative Muslims and conservative Christians.

And nowhere on earth have conservative Christians been closer to controlling foreign policy than here in the United States. And nowhere on earth have conservative Muslims been more dominant than in the countries from which the 9/11 extremists originated Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

What a pair George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden made! On the one hand, an American president who was a born again evangelical with a special for the state of Israel and its importance to the so called end times, and on the other hand a terrorist leader who believed that he was serving God by ridding the Arabian Peninsula of an American presence and cleansing the land of Palestine of what he believed were "invader Jews."

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So whether you an atheist or not, the issue of who going to hell or not matters because there are a lot of folks on this planet many of them extraordinarily well armed from born again American military personnel to Muslim fanatics, who seriously believe that God smiles upon them when they
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And so my view of encompasses two things: First, the theological question about whether a land of eternal suffering exists as God plan for most of humanity.

Second, the question of the political implications of having a huge chunk of humanity believe in damnation for those who disagree with their theology, politics and culture, as if somehow simply killing one enemies is not enough.

What most people don know is that there another thread running through both Christianity and Islam that is far more merciful than the fundamentalists’ take on salvation, judgment and damnation.

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Paradise, which Muslims believe is the final destination of the society of God’s choice, is referred to in the Quran as home of peace God," Muslims are asked to recite, "You are peace, and peace is from You."

Since Christianity is my tradition, I can say more about it. One view of God the more fundamentalist view is of
cheap ray bans a retributive God just itching to punish those who other equally ancient view, going right back into the New Testament era, is of an all forgiving God who in the person of Jesus Christ ended the era of scapegoat sacrifice, retribution and punishment forever.

As Jesus said on the cross: them for they know not what they do. redemptive view holds that far from God being a retributive God seeking justice, God is a merciful father who loves all his children equally. This is the less known view today because fundamentalists through televangelists and others have been so loud and dominant in North American culture.

But for all that, this redemptive view is no less real.

Why does our view of hell matter? Because believers in hell believe in revenge. And according to brain chemistry studies, taking revenge and nurturing resentment is a major source of life destroying stress.

For a profound exploration of the madness caused by embracing the "justice" of "godly" revenge and retribution, watch the film "Hellbound?"

The film shows how the of revenge thinking, and the resulting unhinging of some people’s brains through their denial of human empathy, leads them to relish the violent future of suffering that they predict awaits the "lost" in hell.

Do we really want to go back to a time of literalistic religion. Wasn’t 9/11 enough of an argument against retributive religion?

We need "hell" like a hole in the head. It’s time for the alternative of empathetic merciful religion to be understood.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Frank Schaeffer.

My Faith: Hell is for real and Jesus is the only way out

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The Orange Bowl is one of the 18 bowls
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There are eight tiers of prizes. Gifts with a "1" designation are the least valuable, increasing up to the "8" tier of most valuable gifts.

In all, there are 88 options for players to select in the gift suite. They range from the traditional (headphones, watches, jewelry of increasing value in every tier) to the outlandish. There’s even items for women, just in case players want to go Christmas shopping for their moms or girlfriends.

For participating in the Capital One Bowl, each South Carolina player will receive a $450 gift card to spend on a team trip to Best Buy in Orlando, plus a watch and a Russell Athletic workout shirt.

Here’s the rundown for the Orange Bowl gift suites:

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Tier 6: 10 choices, including higher end headphones and cameras, a Sony home theater system, floor speakers, an electric tabletop grill, a Fender acoustic guitar, a 9 inch portable DVD player and a home theater recliner.

Tier 7: 10 choices, including video gaming headsets, a trail camera, a Sony sound bar with wireless subwoofer, outdoor speakers, a Toshiba 32 inch HD television, a Big Man’s recliner and a Trek mountain bike.

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5 Math Lessons You Don’t Really Need in the Real World

Math is many students’ most hated subject in school, the cause of untold nightmares and countless "I
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But many other math subjects are preposterously useless in real life and simply not encountered outside of careers in fairly specific fields. For many of those kids, these are things they will never use."In conclusion, fuck this noise."

Just for the record, this isn’t the rant of a bitter moron. I was really good at math in school; straight A’s, AP calculus, the whole thing. That’s why I feel qualified, as someone who’s learned and forgotten it all, to explain which math subjects are actually completely useless for normal human beings.

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Long division is a calculation technique where one number can be divided by another using nothing more than note paper and a tremendous amount of time. And despite all the horrible things that have happened to my brain since grade five, I basically still remember how to do it. You start at the left and pick the largest nominator that can fit in the regulator, then take the leftovers and add them to the next downmost digit of the dividule, then repeat. Right?Right, Mr. H?

Note that I’m talking about the usefulness of long division specifically here. Everyone obviously has to understand how basic division works, as that comes up all the time in the real world, when dividing up apples among friends or whatever. But the only division you
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2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

28th May 2013

Anthony P. Green, Ph.D. Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP; and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute™, will moderate the morning plenary session at the 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop, focused on Commercializing Nanotechnology, June 11, 2013.

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Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013

17th Sep 2013

October 15-17, 2013
University of Pennsylvania
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This year’s event, being co-organized by the National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA), Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and The Nanotechnology Institute will Generic cialis cheap be held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. more»

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