What Is Damnation Definition
In many religious traditions, if someone is damned, it means that he is doomed to suffer terribly in hell forever. Damnation is therefore the act of sending someone to hell. However, this word can refer to other forms of sentencing. Being sentenced to prison is a kind of damnation. To have fallen out of favor in public is a kind of damnation. Anything that condemns you to failure is a kind of damnation. Often damnation comes from our own actions. These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “damnation.” The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. In most forms of Western Christian faith, damnation in hell is what humanity deserves for its sins. Catholics and many Protestant denominations argue that human sin is the product of the fall of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis. In some Christian denominations, only the sins described in the Ten Commandments cause damnation, but others use stricter terms.
The reasons for damnation have varied considerably over the centuries, with little agreement between the different forms of Christianity (Catholic or Protestant). It is said that “sins,” ranging from murder to dancing, lead to damnation. Christian denominations have different views on soteriology, but one dominant view is that believers can only escape damnation through the redemption of Jesus Christ. One idea is suffering and denial of entry into heaven, which are often described in the book of Revelation as burning in a lake of fire. Another idea derived from the Scriptures on Gehenna is simply that people are thrown away (burned) because they are not worthy of God`s preservation. The word came into Middle English usage from Old French in the early 14th century. The secular meaning survives in English “to condenn” (in a court) or “devastating criticism”. The name damnation itself is mainly reserved for the religious sense in modern English, while condemnation remains common in secular usage. What is verifiable is that after Arne allegedly saved David from damnation by demanding that a demon enter his body, he stabbed Alan Bono to death during a night of alcoholic parties. In Hinduism, one of the three main acharyas, Acharya Madhva or Madhvacharya, differed considerably from traditional Hindu beliefs because of its concept of eternal damnation. For example, he divides souls into three classes. One class of souls, the mukti-yogyas, qualify for liberation, another, the nitya-samsarins, who are subject to eternal rebirth or eternal transmigration, and a third class, the tamo-yogyas, who are condemned to eternal hell (Andhatamas), since their guilt cannot be extinguished after him.
No other Hindu philosopher or school of Hinduism has such a belief.  In contrast, most Hindus believe in universal salvation, that all souls will eventually attain moksha, albeit after millions of rebirths. However, some see sin in a less legalistic sense, but rather as a spiritual disease that must be healed and purified.  It is seen as a state of resistance to God`s love, a state in which all men are born, but against which Jesus Christ is the mediator and redeemer. Eastern traditions have established their views on paradise and Gehenna by theologians such as Isaac of Nineveh and Basil of Caesarea and the Church Fathers. According to orthodoxy, heaven and hell are relationships or experiences of God`s righteous and loving presence, with analogies often used being the way the sun melts wax and hardens clay, with different responses to sunlight not depending on the sun, but on the matter that responds to it. Likewise, the saints enjoy God`s loving presence while the damned are angry about it.    In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, theologians can describe God with negative descriptions of what God is not, and describe Gehenna in a similar way. Abrahamic religions such as Christianity have similar notions of believers who are judged on the last day to determine whether they will spend eternity in Gehenna or heaven for their sin [Mark 3:29]. It is said that a damned person “in damnation” is either in hell or living in a state where he is divorced from heaven and/or in a state of shame of God`s favor. “Shit” is a slightly banal word for some people in English these days, although “God damn” may be considered blasphemous by devout clerics who consider it a violation of the commandment to accept God`s name for free.
“Dang” (mainly US) or “damned” are common euphemisms, especially pirated oaths, for “damned”. The obscenity of “damned” and its derivatives (e.g., “damned,” “damnation”) is effectively limited to cases where the word is not used in its literal sense, such as “The cursed dog won`t stop barking!” (but Arthur Miller`s character`s phrase, John Proctor, to his servant, “God damns all liars,” uses the word in its literal sense and was not considered offensive.) The use of the word or its derivatives in their pictorial forms can affect the evaluation of films and television programs. Hell and damnation are strange entertaining words on stage! Eternal punishment in hell. (See Mortal Sin/Venial Sin.) Do not let them be abandoned by God to these courts that rush them to a damnation that does not sleep. She enthusiastically accepted the doctrine of eternal damnation and was a gentler creature than she had ever experienced. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, opinions differ on this issue. Question 383 of the Filaret Drozdov Catechism asks: “What will be the fate of unbelievers and transgressors? Answer: They will be given to eternal death, that is, to eternal fire, to eternal torment with demons. The proof: Those not found written in the Book of Life were thrown into the lake of fire. XX. 15. And this is the second death. XX.14.
Depart from me, accursed, in eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Weak. xxv. 41. And these will go into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. Weak. XXV 46. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes cast into the fire of hell: where their worm does not die and the fire is not extinguished. Mark ix. 47, 48.”  During the 18th century and until about 1930, the use of damn as an expletive was considered a severe obscenity and was largely avoided in the press. The expression “not damn worth it” was recorded in 1802.  The use of damn as an adjective, short for damned, was recorded in 1775.
Damn Yankee (a South American term for “northerner”) dates back to 1812. Zoroastrianism developed an eschatological concept of a final judgment called Frashokereti, in which the dead are resurrected and the righteous wade in a stream of milk while the wicked are burned in a river of molten metal. The classical Latin damnum means “damage, cost, cost; penalty, fine”, ultimately a root PIE *dap-. The verb damnare received a legal meaning of “to judge” in Roman law. In Egypt`s ancient religious tradition, citizens recited Ma`at`s 42 negative confessions while their hearts were weighed against the pen of truth. If the citizen`s heart were heavier than a feather, it would be devoured by Ammit. The Damnation of Faust alone has been given in its entirety one hundred and fifty times in thirty years. Captain Damnation was forced to retreat and away from Mansoul. In Indian English, there is a false etymology linking “I don`t give a damn” to Dam Square, a 16th century copper coin. Salman Rushdie concluded in 1985 in an essay on the Hobson-Jobson dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms with this: Damnation is the act of damnation, which is very similar to condemnation.