If the Christian Hell exists, who would you expect to find there? Hitler or maybe Al Capo

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If the Christian Hell exists, who would you expect to find there? Hitler or maybe Al Capone? Probably. But because the first Christian requirement to get into Heaven is to accept that Jesus died for our sins, you would probably be surprised to find who else would be keeping old Beelzebub company. How many great deists can you think of? Hummm. Almost every founder of our nation was a deist. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine to name a few. Here are a few quote from the group that certainly got them a reservation in the Christian's Hell. As to Jesus of Nazareth.... I think the system of Morals and his religion, as he left them to us, the best the world has saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of the dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity. -- Ben Franklin The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity. -- John Adams The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma. -- Abraham Lincoln There are many more. What a fitting end to the proponents of democracy, huh? The most intelligent man in this century must be roasting hotdogs over one heckuva campfire right now. Albert Einstein was a pantheist. He believed God was Nature, and believed the Bible was of human origin. For his religious view take a a look a his obituary in The New York Times, April 19, 1955. I am sure that got the temperature upped in his eternal resting place for that quote. So, if there is truth to what the Christian's claim, you can an least take comfort in the fact that Hell has some very famous people in it. It might even be possible to get Mark Twain's autograph!

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