6 thoughts on “Hell and Heaven: Torture

  1. What a devious mind you have, Mr. Oogenhand! I find your version of Heaven frighteningly heterodoxical, yet such an adept comment on human nature.

    I suspect that Heaven and Hell are Here and Now. And yes, being the Torturer rather than the Tortured is infinitely preferable, but one must have the stomach for it. People grow up and want to be “good” and “heroic” and “nice.” But this is a slave mentality. It is better to be a Lord, an Herr, and accept one’s power and authority gracefully and wield it in a way that is sustainable into the future — Marcus Aurelius rather than Robert Mugabe.

    1. Fiendish indeed. This religious teaching will convert the hard-core followers of tyrants, switching them to our side.
      I did have a feeling of revelation when the thought popped up in my head.

    2. Not as heterodox as you might think.

      “Wherefore in order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned.” – St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

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