This may come as a shock to some working on the Hill but the idea of Hell as a place of eternal torment and punishment for evil acts committed by an individual during their life on Earth has been around as long as human beings have.
From Mesopotamia comes the Gilgamesh epic and from the ancient Greeks the underworld in which Tartarus is the lowest place. The idea has always been that people who do good in life are rewarded, while those who did evil are punished.
In other words, the definition of Hell is not working for a senator or representative who makes life a living nightmare for staffers, who as a result come and go in an endless procession of hope-turned-miserable.
In fact, the Hell of the Bible is not the same as the long-standing idea that has been around for thousands of years. As Dr. Frank Turek recently explained when asked if people in Hell can get out of it, people there don’t want to leave it because …. well, you just have to watch the video: