Where did you get that idea? I hear allot of Muslim say that "too much good will make you forget about God" haha. It is you who forgets about God not the good things in your life! You choose to be distracted by it, it does not choose to distract you! When you choose to forget about God that is when the Hell appears and your task is to remember Him. The more often you forget, the more opportunities to practice remembrance, even under the most distracting conditions. So that you may be guided by His Will under all conditions. Planet earth is in that sense a very distracting reality to live in, thus the rewards for remembering God will be Great in the after life where everything is less distracting and less limiting.
I know what you're saying, but I'm not sure how accurate it is... obviously if you punch someone in the face it's going to hurt, because that's something physical ...but what about the non-physical? If God had only created good, then would we as humans appreciate that? If God did not allow evil, then would we still turn to Him and seek a relationship with Him, or would we just go on living not caring about anything. It's human nature, isn't it? When things are going good we forget about God, but when things are bad we become devout believers. I don't know, it's questions like this which interest me, but I guess there is no definitive answer.
I do understand that a temporary Hell may be needed to purify your soul after this life. To let go of pain and remember God again. I don't see how that will take a long time, thus I believe that eternal time in Hell simply means that there is allot of distraction and it will seem to trap you in the moment of timelessness, yet you are freed from the illusion that your suffering in Hell is eternal whenever you remember that God is the only eternity and unchanging there is.
This is how I view it. The eternal time in Hell is not implying its length, since eternal time has no length to it, but implying its intensity. The acceleration of suffering and the acceleration of the acceleration even.
Or what I have personally always believed:
I feel like Hell or Heaven reflects our own soul in the moment of death. Some people will just become afraid of God and continue to seek distraction by voluntarily going to Hell, because they fear the ultimate truth. I don't think God will force anyone to live in Hell forever. I think that it is your soul who accepts God as being the most scary idea and seek distraction in Hell from the truth. "Rather an eternity in Hell then one moment of facing the ultimate truth."
Edited by Luckee, 04 January 2012 - 01:37 AM.