Catching hell over hellish beliefs
August 31, 1999
Web posted at: 11:16 p.m. EDT (0316 GMT)
(CNN) -- Dante laid out the floor plan of hell, Woody Allen
used hell as a location in a movie, and many people would
like to buy their enemies a ticket straight to Hades.
But does this place with the epic reputation really exist?
Pope John Paul II stirred up controversy recently when he
suggested that hell is a state of mind -- rather than an
He also spoke of two other locales -- heaven and purgatory --
but it was his words on hell that got him in hot water.
Watch this report as CNN's own devil's advocate tries to
navigate the narrow path between opposing opinions.
For more US news, myCNN will bring you news from the areas and subjects you select.
See related sites about US
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.