Okay, okay, the real quote.
Pope Benedict XVI: "[Hell] really exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more."
Wait a minute...
Pope John Paul II: "Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy."
I thought both of these guys were infallible- i.e., never wrong. One "infallible" dude said Hell's not really a place, the other "infallible" dude says it really is a place. What gives? How is a rational human being supposed to reconcile direct contradictions like this?
Ohh, I see. JP2 just never made it to Michigan.
Here's a better answer. You want rational thinking and reasoning? Get the hell away from religion.