Religion: Schizophrenic Hell

Hell is a problem for theologians as well as sinners; to reconcile the worm and the fire with the Christian concept of a loving and forgiving God has been a perennial difficulty. In the Roman Catholic quarterly, Thought, Fordham University's Assistant Professor Robert W. Gleason, S.J., investigates Satan's kingdom in the light of modern thought. Says Theologian Gleason: "A combination of sentimentality, secular humanism and determinism have produced their own bitter fruit ... It is no longer generally believed, to put the matter bluntly, that man is capable of choices that could bring...

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