Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
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Hell?

According to The Guardian, 71% of Americans still believe in Hell! I thought it would be lower, but USA is always surprising in it's religiosity when compared to Europe.

In comparison 32% of British people believe in Hell, and that is itself quite high for a European country.

The Guardian article noted that whilst that many Americans believed in hell, only 0.5% believed that they would actually go there.

Universalism is the belief in heaven/paradise/nirvana but not in hell (it is therefore the belief that all people will be saved, or that all people will eventually find enlightenment). Interesting Christianity started out (for it's first 100 years) as universalist:
http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/universalism.html
Tags: hell, religion, the guardian, universalism, usa
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