Just in case you were wondering:
As a theologian, [Pope
John Paul IIBenedict XVI] has written about hell several times.
In the 1968 book, Introduction to Christianity, he described hell as a state of existential abandonment, "the loneliness into which love can no longer reach."
Well, actually, that's not hell -- it's Delisle, Saskatchewan. But I understand how you can get the two of those confused.
DEEP AFTERTHOUGHTS: At the risk of over-generalizing, have you ever noticed how many of those who are absolutely, positively convinced of the existence of Hell are the same people who still don't think there's enough evidence for climate change?
Just thinking out loud.