How hot is hell?
Our researchers found this.....
"The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately
computed from available data. Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover,
the light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of
the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days." Thus Heaven
receives from the Moon as much radiation as we do from the Sun, and in
addition seven times seven (49) times as much as the Earth does from
the Sun, or fifty times in all. The light we receive from the Moon is
one ten-thousandth of the light we receive from the Sun, so we can
ignore that. With these data we can compute the temperature of Heaven.
The radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where the
heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation,
i.e., Heaven loses fifty times as much heat as the Earth by radiation.
Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E)^4 = 50, where E is
the absolute temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C).
The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed, but it must be less
than 444.6C, the temperature at which brimstone or sulphur changes from
a liquid to a gas Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and
unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone." A lake of molten brimstone means that its
temperature must be at or below the boiling point, or 444.6C (Above
this point it would be a vapor, not a lake.) We have, then, that
Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C."
-- "Applied Optics", vol. 11, A14, 1972
hope this helps.
I am finding it difficult to make time for Church on Sundays.
What should I do?
Try going on a Monday.
I think I am losing my faith. Is there a god?
Probably not, but don't worry. Faith is not all it's cracked up to
be. Go ahead and lose it.
My boyfriend keeps looking at other women. Does he love me?
Of course he does. We can't help it.
I drink recreationally. Am I an alcoholic?
I'm afraid so.
I am afraid of death. Should I be?
No no no. Look upon it as more of an opportunity
What should I do about "Red" Ken?
Leave him alone you little tit. He's doing a far better job
than your privately schooled lily white butt ever could.
my fiance (sic) has just informed me that see (sic) has been
impregnated by an angel, as we have never slept together my problem is
how do I become an angel?
Confused of Wallasey
First we have to establish the gender of your fiancee. If
male, at least pregnancy is unlikely. Secondly, you need to
determine whether it was against his/her will or whether s/he willingly
submitted. If the former, see if you can engage the angel in
battle. If the latter, see if you can join in.
Either way, your imminent angelhood is reasonably assured.
my partner says s/he has been a donkey in a former life. what
will s/he be next?
First we need to establish the current species of you
partner. Assuming your partner is human and is telling the
truth, the logical progression from donkey to human would be to tree or
my partner was a cow in a former life. does that meen (sic) i
have been sleeping with one.
You do not indicate whether or not you live on a dairy
farm. If you do (and you still have a herd), check to see if
you are waking up in the barn. If so, there is every
possibility that you may indeed be sleeping with a cow. This
is not in itself necessarily a bad thing, but it is probably advisable
to to have a shower before entering the house.
To whoever created your excellent web page:
Most of the site appears in Netscape in a font about 3 pixels high
(which I have a lot of difficulty reading, being old and decrepit), but
whatever you did for the Funeral ceremony (not the welcoming and
marrying ceremonies) makes it come out in a reasonable size font that I
can read with ease. You might like to to apply this bit of knowledge to
the Common Understanding and make the rest of the web site readable to
the aged and infirm.
Many thanks for your helpful comments. We will look into
this, not least because current consumer demographics show the more
elderly Parishioners as having considerable surplus spending
power. So, big respeck...
I have been reading about the "Crystal Skulls". Are they
Mayan or extra-terrestrial?
I suspect the latter. But I don't think they were carved.
More a case of being electronically shaped.
I am unsure as to how to react to the World Trade Centre
disaster. I know it is an awful tragedy, but surely people
are dying the world over in equally tragic circumstances. Is
our indifference just because we aren't witnessing it in agonising
detail over many days on prime time television? Is it because we can't
identify with third world peasantry as they die in their thousands;
because we can identify more readily with people in suits and carrying
briefcases and mobile phones? I don't know how to
act. I don't know how to grieve. When should I get
back to normal?
An often quoted example of the heroics of returning to "normal" is the
heroic New York Stock Exchange and its associated "traders".
Before the dust had even properly settled, they were heroically trading
away from hotel suites and other towers. And let there be no
mistake, whilst the bulk of them were unpatriotically panic selling
everything that looked in the least jittery (thereby of course
escalating the jitteriness and the downward trend in the market as a
whole), many of them were heroically, even in those early days, buying
"defence" industry stocks as these began to shoot up in value on the
promise of all out war. Clearly, even in times of first world
tragedy, there's always room for speculation.
In terms of how to grieve, I would suggest disinvesting in every way
possible from the more distasteful multi-national companies.
Look to see which of them is starving and disinheriting more of the
world's citizens and disinvest or get your bank or your pension fund or
your insurer or your government to disinvest. Above all,
don't buy their products. Crashing aeroplanes into towers may
not be the way to redress destructive and unjust global economic
imbalances, but neither is pretending the imbalances don't exist