I asked earlier why literalists still have their hands and eyes (Matt 5:29). I got a lot of silly answers from non-literalists. I'll try wording the question a different way. If you believe in the literal account of Genesis (young Earth), but then think that Matt 5:29 is metaphor (cut off hands, gouge out eyes), then why do you believe in hell? Can't the accounts of hell, such as Luke 16:23, also be metaphor? Why is it that we have to believe in a literal hell but we don't have to cut off our hands (masturbation is a sin, ie, an "offense") and gouge out our eyes (lust is a sin)?
Best answer, posted by "Me thats it <3":
For Matt people back then did cut off hands and eyes.
its seems that you are really intrested in this stuff and i learned alot from school scene i got to Catholic school but maybe you should go to a bible study or something they can answer a lot more correctly about stuff than yahoo answers
I feel really badly for you, trapped in that terrible, dark place. I hope at least that your body and your mind are safe from weirdos.