Nathan asked me today on a drive to curracloe if there was such a place as Hell. He makes his communion in a few weeks so I know where this question comes from and is obviously playing on his mind. It annoys me that the whole heaven and hell thing is still being used as the template for right and wrong.our generation and many before had the be jaysus frightened out of us to not do wrong for fear of going to hell which was completely wrong to do to people , but our teachers knew no different either.
My reply to Nate , right or wrong was " No , I don't believe there is a hell I think it is used as a place to frighten kids into not being bold , but you are fine you are a good lad!"
I paused there and refrained from bursting his illusions of heaven and angels that watch over us too , but everyone to their own!