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Heaven Hotter than Hell?

Ok - as a non literalist, I found this ironic, and funny.
As a non literalist I also think its based on a mis-presumption of the laws of physics applying to the spiritual world in the same way as the earthly one. Shaker will probably, kindly say, that's my cognitive dissonance coming in to play. Its' still funny.

The reference for this is "The Science Magpie"
It came from the Journal of Applied Optics in 1972

How hot is heaven? Isaiah30:26 states:
"Moreover, the light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold as the light of seven days"
So, heaven receives as much radiation from the moon as the Earth does from the Sun, and in addition, 7X7 (49) times as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or 50 times in all. With this data, we can compute the temperature of heaven: the radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation. Using the Stefan-Boltzmann fourth power law for radiation:
(H/E)4 = 50 Where E is the absolute temperature of the Earth. This gives H, the absolute temperature of Heaven as 798degrees K or 525C.

For hell, the reference is Revelations 21:8
"But the fearful and unbelieving"..."shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone"
A lake of molten brimstone (sulfur) means it temperature must be below 444.6C, otherwise it would turn to gas.

So heaven =525 degrees C
hell = <444.6 degrees C
Shaker

That's your cognitive dissonance coming into play An oldie but a goodie  
Lexilogio

Shaker wrote:
That's your cognitive dissonance coming into play An oldie but a goodie  



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