Assuming we cannot create negative energy? By Forum December 3, 2010 0 - Advertisement - then wouldn’t it be logical to state that from a Christian perspective Hell is the complete and total absence of God for an eternity? For example, cold is merely the absence of heat, dark is just the absence of light, etc. - Advertisement - Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 4 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments TICKED OFF BADGER 10 years ago Yeah but Christians will tell you God is everywhere, so Hell can’t be the absence of God. Atheist 0 Reply Hero 10 years ago If that is true then you are saying God is not omnipresent. Nice job. Now since you say he isn’t everywhere lets wipe out the all-knowing and all-powerful claims too. 0 Reply martinmm 10 years ago would never admit to that. worse yet would never allow another to say it believe it etc… 0 Reply Many Shades of Gray 10 years ago I always disliked Thomas Aquinas’ reasoning. When you’re talking about concepts rather than physical phenomena, it is not valid to say that the absence of something is the existence of something else. Why wouldn’t the inverse also be true? I.E. – If it is correct to say that evil is merely the absence of good, why wouldn’t it also be perfectly correct to say that good is just the absence of evil? And besides, not everything that has a contrasting opposite is just the absence of something else. I always thought the argument was founded on some shaky logic. A perfect example of this would be color. When you’re talking about light, white light is a combination of all colors. Darkness would be the absence of color. But when you’re talking about pigments, the opposite is true. Try mixing paint of all colors together. You get black. White in this sense is the absence of color. 0 Reply Related Does anyone know whether it is safe to have crystal healing therapy in late pregnancy.? Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats!? Yo! Can I have a psychic reading? If there are any psychics, clairvoyants and such in the house? I have a bit of a spiritual Crisis? I'm backslidden, while I'm striving hard to get back my intimacy with God in our relationship? Does anyone have any good suggestions for websites on tai chi?