The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

The answer by one student was so “profound” that the professor shared
it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now
have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives
off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law
(gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we
need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate
at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once
a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are
leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the
different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their
religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these
religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we
can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as
they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase
exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell
because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and
pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand
proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls
enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in
Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman
year that, “It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,” and
take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then
number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and
has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since
Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more
souls and is therefore, extinct….. .leaving only Heaven, thereby
proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night,
Teresa kept shouting “Oh my God.”


is this really hell?

i know this was intended as a pun. as a joke. but seriously, have we ever thought of the possibility of a hell? or how someone can actually go there? what is it like? or are we too preoccupied of the things of this earth to even care about what lies in the afterlife. after all there’s nothing out there. we all live then die into oblivion.

is that it?

is that what your soul is saying? or do you get the nagging feeling that there is something out there..that there is life beyond death.we were made in such a way as to search for eternity. fountain of youth. anti-aging. we all have a deep sense in us to live forever. we crave eternity. admit it or not. this is how we were designed. to live forever. so it would be logical to assume that there is something out there. a hell. and a heaven.

but where would we go.

the student was right in concluding that all goes to hell. everyone. why? we’re all sinners. and the smallest sin is already a qualification for hell. and a disqualification for its counterpart heaven.what is hell like then, if we are to spend eternity there? unfortunately, it is not frozen over, as the student has stipulated. rather it is burning. exothermically or endothermically – i do not know. what i do know is that is is a fiery furnace, a lake of burning sulfur. some place where we will be confined alone for all eternity. forever burning. suffering alone. miserable. that’s our destination.

sad. morbid. depressing.

but no need to dwell in such feelings any longer. for there is hope. we can achieve eternal life. not in hell. but in heaven. how? if we are sinners and disqualified from heaven how can we go there? simple. the blood of Jesus.

Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. this is our ticket. the blood Jesus shed on the cross was for our sins. so we won’t endure hell. He, who was without sin became sin for us. He endured the wrath of God, the Father, so that we would enjoy God’s love. He went to hell for us. He overcome death for us. So we would never go to hell and we would overcome death. The ticket. To heaven. To escape hell.

What is heaven? it’s not clouds and all that. It’s a place of infinite beauty, love, peace and everything good we can imagine. It’s a place I want to spend eternity in.

How to get there? simple. Get a ticket there. Accept the ticket. We don’t even have to buy it. Yes. The ticket to heaven is priceless. It’s given freely to anyone who wishes to accept it. It’s not even for sale. Sometimes we try to buy it with good works but that isn’t needed for the purchase. It’s a free ticket to heaven.

The question is: will you accept it?

Will you accept Jesus sacrifice on the cross for you? Will you allow Him to be the Lord and Savior of you life? Will you allow him to reside in your heart? He doesn’t care if your perfect or not. What he cares about is your Yes or No to His offer.

In the end, my conclusion is: hell does exist, whether exothermically or endothermically, it is a very very hot place full of misery and suffering and everyone is headed for it. it’s counterpart, heaven is a much much better place, however, no one is qualified to enter it. but then, Someone gave away free tickets to heaven. the question is whether we will accept the ticket or not.

now, don’t i deserve an A++?

Author: elleica

Jesus Lover. Writer. Blogger. Biologist turned marketer. Child of Learning. Thrill Seeker. I long for my next adventure.


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