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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby jochanaan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Ez, P&R is fine, but I think I'll audition for the orchestra. :D
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby Bare_Truth » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:07 pm

Hey, EZ, how much for a paid up lifetime lease on about 5 acres with about 200-300 feet of beach front within a mile of the throne? :wink:
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby Petros » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:24 am

When I am not rambling in those said parks, I will be hanging out in the research library or the senior common room, or interviewing speakers of extinct languages.


And chatting withpeople I lost touch with or barely noticed - really getting to know my youngest uncle the classical station record jockey - jochanaan, yiou are welcoime to sit in.
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby New_Adventurer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:48 pm

To quote a prior pastor, "If you do not believe in God, this is the best Heaven you will ever know. If you do believe in in God, this is the worst Hell you will ever know."
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby Petros » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:46 am

Which raises the interesting question, given free will, given that, by at least one view, one is damned because one chose it, do they perceive it as hell? As Milton has Satan say,

..............Here at least
we shall be free; the Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
to reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby natman » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:40 am

Petros wrote:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.


Unfortunately, I think the majority of people believe that to be true.
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby New_Adventurer » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:28 pm

As tempting as reigning may be, I have no desire to be in Hell to do so.
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Re: The Afterlife of The Saved

Postby prairieboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:06 pm

Moses could not look at God directly or he would not have survived it.
After Moses had spent time with God his face shone so much that he had to cover his face when addressing the people.
These instance infer to me that whatever heaven is like, the intensity of our experiences there will be so much greater that they can not be compared to anything we know here.
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