Where does Hell come from?

Did God create Hell? Some people on these boards say that God sends no-one to Hell, but people send themselves depending on how they live their lives. But If God created Hell then he must have intended for some people to spend eternity there?

Dear Will,

Hell is to not love God. To completely turn one’s back on God, the ultimate good, for all eternity means that one does not choose heaven. The alternative is the state of not having God for all eternity. It is evil and we call it hell.

Evil, remember is the absence of good. For more than you will probably ever want to know about hell, see this Catholic Encyclopedia article:
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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