Sometimes fire and brimstone might not be the worst things greeting you in the Afterlife. Here's our list of fictional Purgatories and Heavens — that would actually be worse than being plunged into Hellfire for all eternity.
When it comes to predicting a country's crime rate, sociologists typically look at such factors as income inequality and GDP. But new research suggests that a better place to look might be inside the religious beliefs of the population — or more accurately, their belief in Hell and the prospect of eternal damnation.
Stephen Hawking says heaven is just a fairy tale for those scared of death. If that means there's no hell, I'd be sad. There's always BBQs and cold beer in hell—and everyone knows all the words to the songs.
As murder victim Susie Salmon watches her family from heaven, the afterlife takes the shape of her dreams and desires. In the first video teaser, Peter Jackson fills Susie's heaven, glimmering alpine scenes, and an enormous ship in a bottle.