Introduction:A chemistry student at the University of Washington has ended a centuries-long reign of terror by major religions that have been threatening believers with perpetual agony in eternal hellfire if they question â€œGodâ€™s wordâ€ â€“ as stipulated by ministers, priests, popes and scholars poring over passages not â€œwritten by Godâ€ (who did not even leave any notes) but penned by other men with similarly controlling agendas. Of course, the impossibility of a disembodied soul (or spirit) feeling corporeal sensations such as cold, rain, heat or fire has made the concept of â€œroasting in hellâ€ like a chicken basted on a rotisserie a nonstarter from the beginning.Despite this insurmountable contradiction, the notion of an eteral fiery pit filled with pitchfork-loads of freaked out souls was imposed by exasperated church leaders who finally resorted to saying â€œto hell with everyoneâ€ tempted toward the strong human propensity to enjoy sex and other pleasures of the flesh.Now, thanks to a studentâ€™s answer to a bonus question on a recent mid-term university exam, threatening anyone with hell is now just a laughing matter. HELL EXPLAINED BY CHEMISTRY STUDENT AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (2009) Bonus Question in a test: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs using Boyleâ€™s Law, which states that gas cools when it expands, and heats when it is compressed. One student, however, wrote the following:First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, letâ€™s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyleâ€™s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, â€œIt will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,â€ and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinctâ€¦â€¦leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting â€œOh my God.â€ THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+ LOL I laughed so much when I read this. Absolutely brilliant! Taken from this thread.