Olli Dürr Society Filled hell? Attempted evidence ends in pure comedy

Filled hell? Attempted evidence ends in pure comedy

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With a very “motivated” argument about the existence of a seemingly filled-to-the-roof hell according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, a Catholic assistant professor accidentally ends up on the platform of comedy and irony.

“Empty Hell” is un-Catholic

Apparently the “empty hell” of Pope Francis’ desire to be non-doctrinal has made a few waves within the church. In January 2024, the pontiff expressed his preference for an uninhabited hell. “I like to imagine hell to be empty; I hope it is,” said the Pope (Info). An idea that is completely inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Catholic Church demands full hell

Hellfire

According to the Roman Church, hell should be filled to the ceiling. Basically, every person automatically ended up in the embers and fire if they did not accept the Catholic faith. What would then be crucial for every Catholic would be whether they died in a state of unrepentant and paid for “mortal sin”. In such a case, he also ended up straight into the eternal sea of ​​torment and flames.

Therefore hell cannot be empty. Ivan Poljaković vehemently represents this point of view. Until 2021 he was assistant professor and head of the foreign language center at the University of Zadar and a teacher at Catholic schools. He likes to think that “hell is not empty,” which is his denial of any ideas of an orphaned soul oven somewhere in the middle of nowhere. In one article he defends the compelling existence of such a hell, precisely the kind taught by the Roman Catholic Church (Source).

Looking for evidence

Poljaković sees his idea of ​​a full hell confirmed because Jesus Christ, the “holy” Virgin Mary, the Catholic Church and every Catholic think that way. Jesus Christ made hell clear in Matthew 25:41:
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

However, it does not occur to the author that the “everlasting fire” may not be the hell that the fathers of the Roman Church imagined. The Bible does speak of “everlasting fire” in several places and the word “hell” also appears in it, but the meaning, meaning and, above all, the appearance of this supposedly eternal place are a product of human ingenuity. The original from Greek, translated as the word “hell”, describes a place that can still be visited today and has a corresponding history that makes the description “everlasting fire” seem quite justified.

Burning waste turns into ever-burning hell

trash bag

Burning garbage as a template for a Catholic image of hell

As trivial as it sounds, it was a waste incineration site in the valley (Greek) “Gehenna”, where rubbish was always thrown in and therefore the fire burned constantly (Info). The garbage burned quickly, but the fire continued to burn because of a constant supply. From this, the church coined a fantasy product that can be imagined today under the term “hell”. And the entire chain of argument is based on this error.

Reaching into the traditional boxReaching into the traditional box

After the author had exhausted the Bible quotations fueled by the false idea of ​​hell, he resorted to purely Catholic “evidence.” A solid proof of the existence of hell is the statement of the “Blessed Virgin Mary” when she appeared in Fatima. There, according to tradition, she described what hell looked like.

Poljaković then again resorts to exclusive Catholic teachings. Immediately after death, a “special judgment” occurs, which judges the “immortal soul” of the person at the moment of death. The author began this statement with, “the Church teaches,” and is therefore in line with the Roman Catholic Catechism (CCC), which also introduces Canon 366.

This canon describes an “immortal soul”, knowing full well that this is contrary to the biblical statements. This institution knows very well that the Gospel describes the opposite of what the Roman Church spreads. Because the “New Catholic Encyclopedia” accurately describes that the Bible says nothing about an immortal soul, but describes the soul as the “living human being as a whole.”

The fact that there are differences between the Gospel and the dogmas of the church is also described in the author’s CCC 1036. The “statements of Holy Scripture and the teachings of the church about hell” should be used responsibly.

An interim balance gained

Believing in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the fallacy-based argument of a misunderstood hell, the author concludes that in the case of an empty hell, either no human being lived in mortal sin, or Jesus redeemed all people with his death and this for all people regardless of their sins, or hell did not exist at all in its eternity. Since these three beliefs of Catholic teaching are in stark contradiction, there must necessarily be a hell that is not empty, goes the logic, which makes a scholastic’s heart beat faster.

The idea of ​​an empty or non-existent hell “is contradictory to what Jesus taught us, it is contradictory to Holy Scripture, it is contradictory to Holy Tradition, it is contradictory to the teaching of the Church,” said Poljaković, who added affirmed that belief in the fairy tale about an empty hell is self-deception “while the father of lies rubs his hands together and prepares a great surprise for them.”

Does the author know the Pope’s position?

Pope from behind

Papal wishes simply rejected?

At this point the question arises as to whether the author even knows that Pope Francis dreamed of an empty hell. Because the origin of the self-deception described by the author, according to the reading, clearly lies with God’s adversary. With the “father of lies”, i.e. Satan.

After all, the obviously die-hard Catholic added that unfortunately there are those who “like to think that hell is empty” but still call themselves Catholics. Is the supreme leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, Pontifex Maximus, Vicarius Christi, Bishop of Rome, etc., not a Catholic?

The following passage written by the author to supposedly prove the existence of an eternity hell couldn’t be more Catholic. A completely contradictory argument and illumination about the true essence and nature of this church at the same time.

The “empty hell” version is dangerous

Any version of an empty hell is dangerous and also has consequences. Every Catholic, as a good believer, naturally wants the salvation of every soul, according to the author. The salvation of souls is the first and most important task of the church. But if hell is empty, why should souls be saved and why the church, is the author’s suggestive question. In this case it is just a farce because the church is then unnecessary.

If hell is empty, then Jesus is not only a liar, but also a sadist who delights in threats and spreading fear.” Therefore, Jesus is not God, “but God is goodness and love itself. God cannot be a liar. The devil is a liar,” Poljaković sums up.

Catholic logic

You have to let it melt in your mouth first. Anyone who calls the version of hell imaginatively decorated by the Roman Catholic Church what it is, pure nonsense, is labeling Jesus as a liar and making him a sadist. If the author now describes the threat and spread of fear as sadism based on stories about a hell that actually does not exist in the Catholic version, how would he name the person who would actually operate such a hell to cause endless, great torment for all eternity?
That’s exactly what the Roman Catholic Church says. Jesus Christ runs such a place in which “immortal souls” are condemned to pain and torment forever and ever with no hope of salvation.

The Catholic logic behind it: Anyone who tells something terrible that doesn’t exist is a sadist. And whoever actually does the terrible thing is a kind and loving person.

A dose of irony

The author even slides into a certain kind of comedy, even if that may not have been his intention. “If hell is empty, then the Catholic Church is one of the most terrible institutions in the world“. He justifies this with the question that arises about the desire on the part of the church to lead a holy life full of renunciation and sacrifice, but in principle he is actually right.

This also applies to his explanation, in the subjunctive, of the idea of ​​hell conveyed incorrectly by the church just to keep people under control, “under the yoke and as slaves and subjects”. Here too he hit the mark. Then the author puts the icing on the cake: “Then everyone who calls for the destruction of the ‘Whore of Babylon’ is right.” By the way, this demand is not necessary at all, because this will happen even without the slave’s request, see Revelation chapter 18. (Babylon – Infos).

The crowning conclusion

The Catholic assistant professor could not have formulated the conclusion of his point of view better. “If Hell is empty, then the Catholic Church has carried out the greatest human brainwashing operation of all time.” The final word written in bold, addressed to the reader personally: “If you believe that hell is empty, then you are not a Catholic“.

History left out

The author served as a prime example of how a false assumption or a self-constructed lie can lead to an impenetrable web of erroneous, sometimes confusing and even contradictory doctrines. This applies in the area of ​​so-called spiritual science as well as in the “exemplary” Roman Catholic Church.

The assistant professor left out another “little thing”. He emphasizes that the thesis about hell being filled is a Catholic teaching, not that of the Gospel. But what happened over a period of around 1,300 years to those who did not want to share this faith within the reach of this church? Those who did not want to be frightened (sadistic?) by the horrific faces of this institution because they knew the teachings of the Gospel? Asked differently. What were their chances of surviving in peace and integrity?

A strong touch of cynicism

Colorful clown

A clown would be more appropriate

In 381, an important council took place in Constantinople. The Bishop of Rome, Siridius, was the first “Papa” after he was given the title “Pontifex Maximus” by Emperor Gratian. This meant that the bishop of the now damaged Western Rome was the highest religious leader. Just four years later, in 385, the first execution at the stake took place in Trier.

After the Pope had already secured his political power with the help of the Frankish Empire and was given the task of “corrector of heresy” by Emperor Justinian (Eastern Rome), the darkest age in human history to date began in the year 538. For all those who did not want to accept the Catholic faith in the “Holy Roman Empire”, the catchment area of ​​the Crusades and the areas developed by the papal “world explorers”.

Therefore, the author’s statement can certainly be left standing in its absolute form: “Then the Catholic Church is one of the most terrible institutions in the world“. This church can believe and teach whatever it wants, anyone who wants to accept this is free to do so. But this institution should simply leave all other people alone. If not then, then at least now.

Farewell to “classical Catholicism”?

Well, Pope Francis didn’t say hell is empty. The current pontiff only wishes so. Does this even mean that he wishes he wasn’t a Catholic? In view of the very unusual succession after Pope Benedict XVI, his lifestyle outside of the Vatican protocol, the “clean-up work” within the Curia and the plans for the future, the desired farewell to “classical Catholicism” would not seem so far-fetched.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:21

Bible verses from King James Version

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