A quotation from Pratchett, Terry:
And the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.*
*This is not actually true. The road to Hell is paved with frozen door-to-door salesmen. On weekends many of the younger demons go ice-skating down it.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
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Paul Walker daughter Meadow shares home video 10th anniversary actor death: Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow, honors her late father with a touching home video on the 10th anniversary of his death. https://shut.net/2023/12/01/news-paul-walker-daughter-meadow-shares-home-video-10th-anniversary-actor-death?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Instagram #Hell #Ludacris #TheFastandtheFurious #Cameoappearance
Hier und heute schon durch sein Reden in seinem Wort, der #Bibel.
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Dear students, today we will learn about how to enter the mystical realm of the afterlife. Pay close attention, as this knowledge is usually kept secret.
First, you must locate a gateway between our world and the next. These portals are guarded by ancient, eldritch beings.
Once you've passed through the portal, tread carefully, as this realm can be treacherous.
After that, find somewhere safe to rest.
The exits are different from the entrances...
“It is well past time that the etiquette of #hell be abandoned as nothing more than bad faith masquerading as comity. These rules of good conduct are actually deeply perverse. They are simply conventions for sparing Christians the unpleasant task of confronting the real implications of the things they say they believe. After all, why should anyone feel the need to apologize for denouncing an idea whose principal use down the centuries has arguably been the psychological abuse and terrorization of children, principally, and the emotional control of all believers? The time has come—and has come in every generation of the faith—to confront this bizarre self-contradiction that in an odd sense has survived precisely because of its sheer, immeasurable absurdity. Precisely because it is so grandly false, and so deeply incoherent an instance of cognitive dissonance within the otherwise luminously consistent story that Christianity tells, it has become the great ghastly scandal that we have all collectively agreed not to notice—to bury deep in the dungeons below the level of conscience and then never visit again. But the price is too high, and the consequences have always been too awful. Every time the faith has betrayed itself—say, in the legal murder of “heretics” by means of the “secular arm,” of in countless other forms of uncharitable coercion, violence, or neglect—it has justified its actions, explicitly or tacitly, by reference to the far greater—in fact, infinite—coercion, violence, and neglect threatened in the doctrine of eternal torment, all of which it has attributed to God. The one excuse that Christians can always invoke for failing to behave as Christians towards those it deems aberrant in belief or alien in confession is that miserable dogma. Again, this is a tragedy. The true story is so much more ennobling—and, for that matter, so much more beautiful.”
— Destined for Joy: The Gospel of Universal Salvation by Alvin Kimel, David Bentley Hart
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Finally done with the #DeltaLabs after defeating the #HellKnights (I assume based on the data card that they're not a new #BaronofHell - although this would make sense since we're in #Hell next). In any case, I figure "episode 3" is now done but also what happened to #ElliotSwann ...
Many Christians claim to believe in hell. Relatively few seem to behave in ways that would be consistent with such a belief.
Well, I'd go to church and be a good Christian, but they all believe in that #Rapture theory, and I know in my heart that theory is wrong.
How could I sit in the pew and be all nice and tolerant about condemning everyone else to burn in #Hell? It cuts against the grain of everything forgiveness-wise. They'd kick me out.
So, I struggle with that.
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Done with "episode 2", I think? I'll assume fighting a new demon at the end of a level makes it a boss fight 🤓
Who would’ve thought that the door with the “business as usual” sign on it was also leading to
🔥🔥🔥🔥 hell 🔥🔥🔥🔥 …
Very sad news. #CarltonPearson has long been one of my theological heroes, being brave enough to say the truth about what he didn't believe about the ridiculous idea of #hell as a place of eternal torment. His courage helped me to find my own strength to speak against this harmful idea.
Carlton Pearson, influential megachurch founder who rejected the idea of hell, dies at 70
Marguerite at the Sabbath (c. 1912) by Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (French artist, lived 1852–1929). Faust attended a Sabbath with Mephistopheles. From the fires of hell Marguerite, pale as a specter, stands up, her child dead in her arms. The model posing for this work was Suzanne Delvé.
Saucon Valley School District to pay Satanic Temple $200K in legal fees over After School Satan Club legal issue | no pun intended, but #Hell yeah!!!
:lobster: Dear #unknown Friends, :anonymous:
- #GNU #Instances #Developers from #hell or nearer …
- start a fish charity :lobster:
- beg, borrow, or be given an olde computer :anarchy:
The Ferryman | A #petscii the attendees of flashparty didn't appreciate got me the 7th place
#ascii #asciiart #art #bbs #c64 #commodore64 #computer #computerart #demoscene #digital #digitalart #petsciiart #retro #retroart #text #textart #textmode #textpunk #8bit #8bitart #skull #ferryman #underworld #skeleton #hell #afterlife
The Tasmanian devil can bite through #metal.
6/n I'm an atheist and don't believe in paranormal events. However, I have empirical evidence of "abnormal" events which I have personally witnessed. So, there is a gap between rationality and experience. BBC has a #podcast on ghosts and the paranormal. Good fun!
Israel, which says it does not target civilians, today hit a convoy of evacuees, leaving dead children scattered across the road.
A journalist with the convoy said medics had to leave bodies there because they also came under fire.
That’s just one of the stories in this report. Absolutely horrendous.
i finished season 1 of "hozuki no reitetsu" and am now watching the OVA episodes that came between season 1 and 2.
they are all really funny, but my favorite is episode 3, which is all about cursed art coming to life. it includes the legendary scene in the screenshot below.
the OVA episodes are watchable here: https://yugenanime.tv/anime/3045/hoozuki-no-reitetsu-ova/watch/
i don't know if CPTSD made me #goth, but what i *do* know is that it's halloween in my heart all year long.
with that said, one of my favorite anime is "hozuki no reitetsu", a comedy that takes place in japanese hell.
it's like it was made for me & my interests.
anyway, if halloween also lives in *your* heart, you may enjoy the show: https://yugenanime.tv/watch/3040/hoozuki-no-reitetsu/1/
content note: episode 3 has a fucked-up "gender panic" plot. i reeeeally hate the anime convention where 2 characters are trying to determine the gender of an ambiguously-gendered 3rd character. it is sooooo fucked up. and it's always used as a throwaway comedic thing. hate. it.
on today's video call with mom, everything was going fine. i was showing the soil i was mixing up, the plants i was transplanting, she was asking me questions, i was answering... normal stuff.
she even praised me for the continuing tomato plant bounty of her garden, which happened because of some plant treatments i did when i was there in the summer. i raised my eyebrows like "oh, that's pretty nice of her."
then she started telling me her woes with a lemon tree she grew from seed. apparently it's already pretty big, but never makes fruit.
i asked if it had ever made flowers and she said no. i suggested fertilizer, she said she already did that.
so i said "i dunno, maybe go talk to the garden center about it? first you have to figure out how to get it to flower, because you need to have flowers if you want to have fruits."
she responded, full sarcasm, "yea, well you've told me something i already learned in 5th grade."
on the inside, i thought "oh it's gonna be like that? you ask *me* for help & then are rude to me? well fuck right off, pal." but on the outside, i just smiled my "fuck you" smile*, said a few more pleasantries and wrapped up the call.
i just don't understand why there's such a need to randomly inject assholery. it's a remarkable habit of both of my parents!
* my "fuck-you" smile is the big, big smile i make when i want to stab someone in the neck, but instead, i imagine the negative consequence they'll earn as a result of their mean action. karma & whatnot. like, what did my mom earn from being rude to me today? a stubbed toe? a papercut? getting cut off in traffic? i dunno.
if the person acts in a truly horrid way, i imagine the nature of the hell that they're going to find themselves in. for example, "animal torturer hell", where people who were cruel to animals get whipped and attacked by animal demons. or "horny hell", where people who can't keep it in their pants go to be turned on by sexy demons, and they can never orgasm. so i think to myself "this person thinks they're getting away with something by putting me down or being an asshole, well it'll all come around back to them eventually. maybe not in this lifetime, but eventually..." so that's the source of the smile. and that smile is what keeps me from lashing out.
anyway, enjoy this pro-tip for dealing with assholes! just imagine their fate in hell! EASY.
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On a dock, hull aflame,
sits a galleon due for hell.
On the shore, cruel lords
Cower from its departing knell.
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@yves Nja, jeg vil tro det dreier seg om å få #Samferdselsdepartementet og Bane NOR til overholde de planene som allerede finnes for tunnel og dobbeltspor mellom #Trondheim og #Hommelvik https://www.adressa.no/nyheter/i/17JAAJ/bane-nor-foreslar-langtunnel-fra-ranheim
Fra Hommelvik til #Hell er vel kapasitetn god i #Helltunnelen bare en får opp farta vha. lette elektriske tog. Klart det hadde vårt fint om Helltunnelen hadde to løp, men det kan alltids utvides senere.
Boats Returning Home. Painted by William Frederick Ritschel (1864 - 1949).
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NY Times: Phoenix’s Month in Hell: 31 Days of Extreme Heat Tests the City. A continuous stretch of days reaching or exceeding 110 degrees has filled emergency rooms and even withered the mighty saguaro cactus. (GIFT LINK) #heatwave #health #phoenix #AZwx #Arizona #hell https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/31/us/phoenix-heat-july.html?unlocked_article_code=-AYE3CYYKSwjlVbOhr9IDvWgaYTAGyrD097G9OJwU-27ImLjgYygyJ30KVSsHBjOH7m4QnvwSkqTnT7BXfiPQLNZ58ZlGb-Lefv8_kNaeYUI4NvgWEjG9o7uamLnBRhtgHa3-JW8a4I8V9KVR8ff5uc8KZjvvAOKtHsMy8VZdA6mb4JTZyOaobpOVtM6vxk_4BJvXSNOqmNqJLCUdG7W3QnF_EKncbG7G9sdBngofnt-PEFyyxXB0Dcig2lBm9TDfldSpjjbdyAbXeLM4-l0wC5xZLvUpNrolXpm_bWM0Djj42T96ZTC2c6-BzIUqT7a0-olP90K&smid=url-share
Oh sod off, man! The only thing you're interested in, is maximum profit. The cost are not yours to bear, so you don't give a rat's ass about that.
There isn't a shred of morality in this enterprise, at least not among the people who take the decisions. These fuckers could (and should!) have invested heavily in the future, but instead they cling to their golden goose as if their lives depended on it.
Our lives depend on you helping the world to switch to clean alternatives, you asshole!
(sorry, did I come off as frustrated..?)
#Shell #Hell #fossil #fossilfools
🥥 Hey, @spaf, I'm already headed for #hell in the #afterlife, if there is a hell and an afterlife.
So thank YOU for the #Titan joke.
PS: I spent Thursday largely silent on the topic of Titan. Now, having observed an appropriate amount of time respecting the sad submersible story and the innocent victims, I am spending Friday seeking as many Titan jokes as I can find. Feel free to tag me in any that you're aware of. Thank you. 🥥
As the plane came nearer to the Purgatory Islands, they got a clearer view. The islands were not at all contaminated with demons as the crew had expected. They looked peaceful. There were dwellings on the eastern coast, beautifully architectured houses arranged around terraces and squares. ...
#Elements: The Purgatory Islands
A quarter of an hour later, they were flying over the crater lake. Water was everywhere, but here and there some of the ruins of large, flooded buildings stood out of the water's surface. And then also these could not be seen anymore. The crater lake was deepening towards the centre. ...
Besides Ruth and Pierre, who jumped in as the pilot, nobody had been flying before. The Theologist would have been old enough, but at a younger age, he was too afraid. Today, he still had some respect and he talked all the time. But also the others had a paler skin tone than normal while sitting in the little Cessna machine. ...
#Elements: Flight To London
During the passage from Hamburg to Boulogne, Siobhan controlled the mics and was in permanent exchange with Juliette and the other comms in Dublin. It turned out that Siobhan knew their new guests already. They had been in contact before. The radio community in Europe was small these days. After a day at sea, Siobhan and Paul managed to make contact with Pierre. ...
Ruth worked on the footage, zoomed in and out and started to print maps and aerial pictures of the current situation. She managed to focus the satellite optics properly and received high-res images from demons with horns and hoofs. ...
#Elements: Monster's Summit
The expedition crew sat in the small tech room with the running computer along with three of their hosts from Hamburg. The satellite move was almost done. In the meantime, Ruth could have a look at some of the other systems in that room and connect a large monitor. Cinema time. ...
#Elements: New Friends
They had chosen a small, well-maintained and quite comfortable passagemaker yacht from the harbour in Dublin. Two of the scientists had been nautic hobbyists and valid captains and joined them on their trip to Hamburg. It took them three days. During that time they had permanent radio contact with the Dublin HQ, Juliette and with Hamburg. ...
#Elements: The Expedition
The scientists were more pragmatic than Juliette had thought. They had put her on the lead of the org team. The Dubliners and the O'Clares planned an expedition together. They had to do fieldwork. The first destination was Hamburg, where the other crew with the connection to the satellites lived. ...
geonsíþ [ ᚷᛖᚩᚾᛋᛁᚦ ]: yon-journey; journey to the other world, death / Journey to the other place / travelling to the Somewhen
The is the great journey to the other place / to death. It is when the spirit leave the body and moves on to what is waiting for us. It is more than just a journey though, it is the etherial movement from this place to another, to the mysterious place yonder -- out of reach.
geon: Yon -- Something over there. A place or thing in the far off distance. The root of Yonder
síþ: going journeying; going from this world; a journey voyage course expedition undertaking enterprise
Example: Æfter hyra geonsíðe [ geonsíþ ] hié tó hellewítum beóð gelædde
Translation: She was lead on the yon-journey to pay within the torments of hell
#Elements: From Continental Europe
The Comms, the scientists in the communication control center, knew that there were still active satellites. The problem only was that they didn't have contact. To be fair there was generally not much communication happening anymore to justify their name. Except a once in a month call with some Germans. ...
January 16th in Japan is known as #初閻魔 or "Hatsu Enma."
Traditionally this day marked the end of New Year's religious rituals. A holiday was given not just to public officials here on earth, but also in the underworld! The lids of hell's boiling cauldrons are removed so all of the demons and tormented souls can enjoy a day off.
@futurebird I moved to #Michigan about 20 years ago. There is a required course: Michigan 101. It teaches stuff like how to unlearn the English language. In what fresh hell does #Mackinac end with an /aw/ sound? Speaking of #Hell it's literally located here, and it does freeze over.
Anyhow, I digress.
Michiganders use their hands for directions. It's required and you can get a ticket for not using these gestures.
Finally, please note use of blue color as #GoBlue is also a requirement.