To answer your question, let's go back even further. In the beginning, there was nothing. Just empty space. But you need something to make something, so where did everything come from if there was nothing to begin with?
A chicken can lay an egg, but an egg can hatch a chicken.
Picking up on the empty space reply. It was once thought the earth was the centre of the universe, then our sun, then our galaxy. Yet since the universe has no central point and the HST (Hubble Space Telescope) has confirmed the universe is expanding.....what is it expanding into?
My first response is that it is exothermic because it is hot to the touch, therefore giving off energy/heat, rather than be cold to the touch (hell freezing over). Other re-inforcing scenarios include: hell hath no fury like a women scorned - and you can really feel the heat radiating from them from my experience!
But rather than a chemical reaction, this may be a biological event, thus suggesting that it is exergonic rather than exothermic (just for confusion's sake).
This question actually appeared on a midterm chemistry exam at Texas A&M University. The foolowing response received the only A for the exam:
"First we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions. Some state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell. Wtih birth and death rates as they are we can expect the number of souls to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change in the volume in Hell, because Boyles law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities: (1)If Hell is expanding at a slower rate at which souls enter, then temperature and pressure will increase until all Hell breaks loose. (2) Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase in souls, then temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Sheryl Atkinson during my freshman year, that "It will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you," and take in to account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having REDACTED relations with her, then (2) cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic."