This is Hell.

Hell is not hot, but cold.

And Hell is not a place, but a time.

Hell is a time when the air is cold, the water is cold, the ground is cold—and the people are cold.

This is Hell.

2 Responses to “This is Hell.”

  1. 1 Matt Mumby January 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Because I am oriented towards contraction, I like the VOID you are describing: cold and dark. However, what this means is that HELL is actually, as presently considered, a good thing. It is very bright and warm. It is a place people go to relax. What a silly thing all those Christians said, “Don’t go to that place. We wouldn’t want you to calm down”.

    But this kind of hell, THE VOID, is my home town. I like it. If you don’t, try making things more active, to turn this into the other kind, the Christian hell.

    • 2 solosocial January 25, 2019 at 8:02 am

      That’s an interesting perspective, Matt.

      My post compares the coldness that climate change is causing, in this part of the United States, with the coldness that unrestrained, Digital-Age technology is causing in people, in this part of the United States.

      The “Christian hell” you describe sounds like the hell sometimes envisioned by fundamentalist, dogmatic Christians.

      I am reminded of an episode of the Twilight Zone, in which a happy-go-lucky, old hunter dies in an accident, along with his dog.

      The old hunter is first greeted by a smooth-talking host, who invites him into a grand, streets-of-gold—yet unseen—heaven. But as the old hunter starts to enter, he is told that his dog is not welcome there.

      The old hunter will not enter any heaven without his dog—he continues down the road.

      Soon he is greeted by a far more ingenuous, unassuming man who welcomes him into the true Heaven—where his dog is certainly welcome.

      This host explains that the other place is actually Hell—and the other host a liar.

      The old man asks this host if his wife will be deceived by that liar—and this host assures him that she will not be deceived.

      The old hunter enters the true Heaven, with his dog. The true Heaven is a place of natural beauty—and simple pleasures.

      Thank you for your comment.

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