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Dear Moses Mendelssohn: Help! I’m Doubting That Eternal Damnation Is Even A Thing

The final entry in my series of Confused 18th Century Christians Ask Famous Jewish Philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn, To Help With Problems, following I want to have sex before marriage and I’ve lost the magic of Christmas.

In 1780 a Benedictine monk, Peter Winkopp, wrote to Moses Mendelssohn troubled by doubts about the doctrine of eternal punishment and got the following reply. GOOD NEWS, HELL ISN’T REAL.

“I admit that the consequences of sins are eternal; for the consequences of all causes persist eternally. This is true, however, only of natural consequences…and even natural consequences are not eternal misery, since they can be outweighed by the good. And this is my hope. The consequences of my sins will remain eternally and leave traces by which they can be recognized, but they will not render me eternally miserable. The sentiment of the good will yet prevail in my soul, and I, like you and all men, our brethren, will be eternally happy”


Harry Potter Characters-Marauders Era:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson- James Potter
Emma Stone- Lily Evans
Liam Aiken- Severus Snape
Ben Barnes- Sirius Black
Sam Claflin- Remus Lupin
Dane Dehaan- Peter Pettigrew
William Mosely- Lucius Malfoy
Ian Somerhalder- Regulus Black
Nicholas Hoult- Frank Longbottom
Anna Popplewell- Alice Fortescue
Eddie Redmayne- Arthur Weasley
Brittany Snow- Molly Prewett
Jennifer Lawrence- Narcissa Black
Michelle Ryan- Bellatrix Lestrange
Emily Browning- Andromeda Black
Jeremy Irvine- Ted Tonks