I read an article online today titled "Pastor loses job after doubting hell's existence." This pastor had put a link on Facebook supporting a book written by Rob Bell called Love Wins. There's a youtube promotion of the book that is really controversial, where the author describes a Christian art show featuring a quote from Gandhi. Someone had attached a note to the piece saying: "Reality check: He's in hell."
The article goes on: "In the book, Bell criticizes the belief that a select number of Christians will spend eternity in the bliss of heaven while everyone else is tormented forever in hell.
"This is misguided and toxic and ultimately subverts the contagious spread of Jesus' message of love, peace, forgiveness and joy that our world desperately needs to hear," he writes in the book."
Obviously, the traditional Christian idea of hell isn't quite the same as mine as a Mormon, but I still think these are really interesting questions that Rob Bell is exploring. He's looking at everything he's been taught and openly questioning some things that don't seem to make sense, and trying to reason out what he believes to be true. I'm not putting this discussion on here as a way to justify my own beliefs, I just really admire this man for trying to find the truth even when it exposes him to so much criticism and scorn from his peers.
Here is the youtube video of the book promotion.