Report Hell and how to preach it in Faith Matters Posted October 22, 2010 I'm gonna try to argue that, at least for me, it doesn't make sense that one is a "self" in hell via separation from God. God is the very grounding of the self in order to make any sense of the self. Thus, there is no negation of the self because self-reference can only occur in relation to the other ie. God. To be separated from God would be to essentially annihilate oneself. In other words, there is no "contentless eternal existence" for any human being who experiences "hell." A person cannot truly be "self-centered" without being "God-centered" because God is the ABSOLUTE CENTER AND GROUND OF THE SELF. Wow. That was weird putting it that way. LOL. Just a little busy right now so I try and get on this later. Opps...but then again...Psalms 139. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.