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Different visions of the hell
According to many religions the hell is the place where the soul of the sinners is going to pay his faults once his earthly life finishes; it is usually conceived how a low placed place I fill the ground with suffering and pain that is represented by the fire.
Although this is a vision of the general hell, two different points of view exist with regard to what it implies that the soul of a person goes away to the hell. On the one hand, for the Christianity, a sinful soul remains in the hell for the whole eternity, while for some religions as the Buddhism or the Hinduism, the hell is simply a place of step where the impure souls wait for his next reincarnation. In spite of this difference, the conception that is had of the hell keeps on being the same, since for both religions the hell is a punishment to all the sins that have been committed in life.
On the other hand, other one of the religious beliefs that turns concerning the hell is that they usually do special distinctions with certain convicted souls that they are suffering there for each of the evil that they have committed during his life, while other times, one believes that the punishments are rather widespread. Anyhow it is important to emphasize the fact that in case of the Christianity and the Islam, the repentance has a major importance than the actions committed at the time of determining the destination that will have a sinful soul.
The popular image that is known as that of the hell is that that describes it as a place surrounded with fire and lava, where the people are tortured by demons, and some of these demons are the absolute leaders and they direct all the rest, such is the case of the demon Yama, Nergal or the prince of the darkness a Satan. Another important point of bearing in mind as for the beliefs of the Christianity with regard to the hell, is that those persons who have not accepted Christ as his savior will be who are condemned to suffer by the whole eternity, although a contradiction exists with regard to this and is the fact that the Christianity makes sure that the souls of the sinners succumb before the anguish of the hell and stop existing. Another important religious point of view that he speaks about the hell is that of the Judaism that in the beginning believed in the Sheol existence, a shaded place which they all were sent after his death, but at present the Sheol is only a metaphor of the death since it does not do any type of reference to what it happens with the soul once desencarnada. Later, the Jewish doctrines distinguished between a place destined for those persons who were just and honest and other for the souls condemned for his crimes, crimes and impurities. This dimension also is known like Sheol-Abbadon and this term is translated like perdition, because Abbadon represents one of 7 demons of the destruction although he is met more for being the angel of the abyss. Anyway, in case of the Judaism, what happens with the extract of the persons once they are they die, it does not have the relevancy than in other religions.
As most of the religions, the mythology also has some ideas about what it was the hell; for example, for the ancient Greeks the hell was receiving the name of Tartar, and was considered to be a place of anguish and sufferings. Basically this hell was a punishment place for the souls of those persons who were committing crimes; two of the histories most known inside the hell of the Greek mythology were that of Sísifo and Ixión. The first one was or n thief and killer that when he died his soul went towards the Tartar one to be tortured.
The punishment that was assigned to him was to spend the whole eternity pushing an enormous bobtail rock it arrives later to see her falling down on its own weight; Ixion, was the first person who spilled familiar blood on having pushed his father-in-law to a well full of carbones burning because it was refused to pay the gifts of the wedding to him; his punishment was of spending the rest of the eternity turning in a wheel that was in flames. On the other hand, for the Roman mythology the Tartar one was the hell where it was burning the soul of the sinners, and the punishments that were assigned to them were very similar to those of the Greek hell.
Finally, for the Egyptian mythology there did not exist a hell where the souls of the reprobates were punished eternally; in general the souls that were entering to the underworld were enjuiciadas and in case they were spending the above mentioned judgment then they might continue his respective transition, but when entity was presenting the gods a criminal or sinful soul to itself, in general the same one was not happening in judgment and instead of to be punished as it was happening in the Greek and Roman hell (and as raisin in the Christian hell) the soul was annihilated immediately.
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