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Hinduism[edit]

I am surprised to see there is no entry on the Hindu concept of Hell. Naraka and Yama, the lord of Naraka, are Hindu concepts and have been adopted by Buddhism.

Purgatory[edit]

Purgatory qualifies as a hell. It's an afterlife where you're punished in flames for your sins. It's not "the Hell," but it's "a hell" like Gehenna is. Can we add it to the template? Jonathan Tweet 05:13, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Here's a Catholic catechism on purgatory and limbo as "hells" (infernos). "Hell here means those far-removed places in which are detained those souls that have not been awarded the happiness of heaven. . . These places are not of the same nature. There is that most abominable and most dark prison where the souls of the damned, together with the unclean spirits, are punished in eternal and unquenchable fire. This is gehenna or the 'abyss,' and is Hell, strictly so-called. There also is the fire of Purgatory, in which the suffering souls of the just are purified for a definite time in order that they be permitted to enter into the everlasting Fatherland, where nothing unclean is admitted. . . The third and last place is that in which the souls of the just before the coming of the Lord were received; there without any pain, sustained by the blessed hope of the redemption, they enjoyed a quiet repose. It was to these souls who waited in the bosom of Abraham that Christ the Lord descended, and whom He delivered" ("Roman Catechism," Fifth Article, Chapter VI, 2-3). So let's add purgatory and limbo to this hell box. They're not in any other box, are they? Jonathan Tweet 15:40, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

The List[edit]

The list needs a careful review by someone who is *not* a person having grown up in and around an ambient monotheistic worldview and/or has not imbibed entire kegs of 19th century scholarship on comparative theology. Annwn is the old Welsh 'hell'? Come on... and that is not even the worst one. Even the very nature of the title of the list caters to the European / Western biases in such matters. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 192.251.125.85 (talk) 10:06, 10 March 2007 (UTC).

Underworld and "Hell" tag[edit]

Why is the Underworlds tag "Template:"Hell"" instead of "Template:"Underworlds""? Hell is a specific underworld, and is not synonomous with underworld. There is way too much Abrahamic theological influence here on Wikipedia on non-Abrahamic theological articles. JanderVK (talk) 13:00, 23 June 2012 (UTC)