What the hell is hell?

By John Blatt

The word "Hell" is a very popular word in English. Actually it is not an English word, it is a German word. As a matter of fact, about 90 percent of the King James English is actually borrowed from the Anglo-Saxon language, that is, German. The word "Hell" appears in many common phrases. There are even well known funny poems about Hell. A couple of them are in this article. Here are some of the phrases found on the internet with the word Hell being a part if it:
go to hell

from hell

in hell

like hell

what the hell

heaven and hell

hell's angels

run like hell

hell's kitchen

gates of hell

hell yeah

hell song

operator from hell

bastard operator from hell

hell lyrics

highway to hell

life in hell

hell hath no fury

hell freezes

hell freezes over

hell michigan

bat out of hell

hell fire

hell on earth

road to hell

going to hell

hotter than hell

marriage of heaven and hell

yaoi hell

hell hole

convent of hell

hell song lyrics

linotype hell

hell's canyon

hell yeah lyrics

the hell song

straight to hell

hell's gate

hell no

circles of hell

mad as hell

club hell

the road to hell

hell cat

levels of hell

the gates of hell

hell on heels

hell hath no fury like

who the hell

oh hell

to hell and back

email hell

heaven or hell

hell week

sounds of hell

dll hell

hotter n hell

hell in a handbasket

hell yea

cowboys from hell

sum 41 hell song

the marriage of heaven and hell

hell exothermic

hell raiser

problem from hell

eagles hell

the road to hell is paved

hell hath no fury like a woman

sounds from hell

hell is other people

burn in hell

eagles hell freezes

hell on wheels

motel hell

pictures of hell

highway to hell lyrics

circle of hell

hell bound

eagles hell freezes over

the road to hell is paved with

hell test

hell creek

hell gate

long hard road out of hell

hell fighters

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

road to hell is paved with good intentions

hell endothermic

hell's belles

here today gone to hell

etiquette hell

roomies from hell

meatloaf bat out of hell

bored as hell

escape from hell

funny as hell

drumkit from hell

season in hell

deathscythe hell

shut the hell up

goto hell

hell to pay

heaven from hell

dante's hell

college roomies from hell

t shirts from hell

hell is for heroes

i'm mad as hell

jazz from hell

raising hell

hell mi

hell in a hand basket

fresh hell

life is hell

harlem hell fighters

mr hell

crazy as hell

see you in hell

is hell exothermic

hell is for children

damn hell

between heaven and hell

bakura's hell

hell fest

run like hell walkthrough

dj hell

level of hell

hell boy

felix hell

tickle hell

what is hell

to hell with dying

hell hound

this is hell

hell raisers

living hell

the hell song lyrics

raise hell

hell fire club

ac dc highway to hell

truth about hell

hell in the cell

the yaoi hell

got to hell

dante hell

hell sing

hell fighter

hell t shirts

what the hell is going on

from hell dvd

descent into hell

hounds of hell

hell's angles

hell angels

hell's angel

revelation of hell

lyrics hell yeah

hell night

proverbs of hell

hell breath

reign in hell

so you think you can tell heaven from hell

sum 41 the hell song

little hell

god of hell fire

green hell

babes from hell

hell or high water

bat out of hell lyrics

when hell freezes over

shores of hell

neighbours from hell

fun from hell

mr hats hell hole

hell yeah remix

cold day in hell

hell awaits

run like hell xbox

heaven & hell

raise a little hell

gamers hell

movie from hell

mr hell show

hell pics

arpeggios from hell

all hell breaks loose

bloody hell

Did you know that the secular meaning behind the word "Hell" simply meant "hidden, out of sight?" Yep, in the ancient German, when two lovers went to a dark place to hide for love making they "went to hel," they hid somewhere. Our English words helmut, hall, hole, heel, hall, all stem from the German word "hele". The religious meaning of the word "Hell" came from Germany too, actually Teutonic mythology. "Hele" was a goddess of the underworld in ancient folklore.

Here's some info from the "About" site:

"Hel is the name of the Norse underworld, and its ruler. Hel/Hela, in Norse mythology, was the hideous daughter of the Giant Loki, banished to the netherworld, Helheim (literally, 'house of Hel'), world of the dead, by the Chief God, Odin. The distinctive looking Goddess, whose skin is black on one side, rules over the dead until Ragnarök and the coming birth of the new world.

"Hel is sister of Fenris, the wolf, and Jormungand, the world-serpent.

"The name for the Christian world of torment is derived from Hela's abode. Unlike the Christian version, however, Hel's realm was home to all who did not die in battle - miserable as it was, good behavior wasn't any more likely to get one a reprieve. Helheim's entrance works only in one direction - once one has entered, even a "God", one cannot leave - like the Greek Hades, Helheim is guarded by a monstrous hound, and encircled by the impassable river Styx. According to legend, the dead will remain in Hel's kingdom until the last days of Ragnarök."

There is no "hell" to go to as so many "hellfire" Christian preachers or the Islamic clerics teach. I have studied this one little word for over sixteen years now with more interest and fervor than any Christian, ex-Christian, or secular mythologist that I know of.

If you have a bible do NOT take it for granted that it is telling you the "truth". The English bible translations in print today (all with the rare exception of a small handful of translations) are riddled with biased, theologically programmed indoctrination. This means that the original languages of the bible are TRANSLATED which requires interpretation. All the English bibles are translated by those who have some religious programming, thus their interpretation of the translation process is preset, even though they may think they are being as impartial as possible. Thus you have a bible that, regardless of intention, is impregnated with presuppositional religious programming by the translators. Translators rely on the works of other translators who have also relied on previous translators.

Take the Strong's Concordance as a perfect example. Many Christians go to the Strong's and Thayer's Greek lexicons for a more "thorough" understanding specific Greek words of the New Testament. They come away from these documents with the impression that they know the bible better because of them. But these tools are HEAVILY saturated with theological programming. The christian "layman" knows no better because their leaders (pastors, teachers, scholars, etc.) approve the usage of these "standard works". If anything one generally know LESS about the true translation of the original languages from these works then they did beforehand.

All this is to say that the words "hell" and other phrases such as "eternal damnation" or "everlasting torment" that are found in mostly every English translation is NOT what the original languages say. It is propaganda. Programming. It is ironic that those who are supposed to know the most about the bible - Christians - end up knowing less than non-religious researchers because they are dependent upon the Christian system and its tools for their knowledge, which has been controlled from the beginning.

I will give you examples in the future of what I am describing here. "Hell" is a control mechanism, created for the generation of fear, which is what oils the Christian machine.

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