I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression “There must be a special kind of hell for ________.”
It’s a saying that we use when people are so mean, so evil that we think there’s no hope of redemption for them.
Did you know that hell is a part of our vernacular?
- I’d go to hell and back for him/her.
- Our world’s going to hell in a hand basket.
- They’ve been through hell.
- I’m trapped in a living hell.
- Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.
The list goes on and on….
Seriously, I googled “colloquial expressions about hell” and found over 50! (Link below)
But my favorite use of hell is when we spell it out–for the children’s sake, of course.
“I told Bob he could go to h-e-double l.”
Which leads me to wonder why the people of Hell, Michigan don’t use this phrase as a tourism tag line?
Go to Hell, Michigan today!
I find it ironic that a large majority of people claim to not believe in hell, and yet never question their vernacular.
This is a subject that needs to be discussed more.
As a Christian, I believe that hell is a real place.
I knew a boy years ago that joked around about partying in hell with the demons.
Trust me. There will be no party there. That’s one invitation you need to decline.
Why do we talk about hell so much?
I think it’s because, deep down, we all know sin is at the root of every evil committed.
Everyone’s looking for hope, for a reason to live beyond themselves.
Our early heritage of faith might be outlawed in courtrooms and classrooms, but it’s present in our vernacular.
It’s time to talk about the final destination.
For your investigation: