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New Testament
Heaven and Hell

What religions do believe in a hell?


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September 13, 2011 12:27PM

Christians believe in hell as a place of conscious and eternal torment. This they get from the Bible, in numerous places.


Of the three great monotheistic religions both Christianity and Islam have a heaven and hell, and judaism has only a heaven. Many other religions promise a reward or punishment for belief/non-belief, and of the 2,500 or so gods that have ever been believed in, around 300 of them have some risk/reward scenario similar to hell, though few I would imagine are so "hellish".