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Posted Apr 8, '08 at 2:45am

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Right, in the religiously-themed threads, I saw a mention of afterlives, whether there were any etc.

So...describe hell. Or, for something more pleasant, describe heaven! Or, if you don't believe either exist...well, I guess there wouldn't be that much of a point doing that :P

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 3:32am

Brigadier

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Since I'm an atheist I don't believe in afterlife. It just doesn't seem realistic to me. Thats just me though. Not saying I'm right, not saying anyone else is wrong. Thats just how I am.

I personally believe that I should live my life to the fullest because when I die my mind's just going to shut down and I shall be lost forever.

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 6:30am

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Guh, that's another topic I wanted to write about! See new thread c.c

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 6:35am

Spartan

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ya sometimes it doesnt seem realistic to me,but if thiers isnt aftrlife were would you go,its just like before you were born no where,Ya only if we could toalk to people from the dead

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 6:38am

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There are various testimonials from people who have "died", and been revived. I wonder if this would shed any light on the matter.

Of course, part of the trickery is in what sense those people "died", which I've asked in another thread.

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 7:00am

Navnlose

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I think these people who have seen stuff like a "white light", could be telling the truth, yet its not what they think, i think its a phycological thing that the brain dose to put itself at rest, at peace, so i dont belive in heaven/hell and such, but i do hope there is something nice after death...

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 4:14pm

Sting

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"...Thats just me though. Not saying I'm right, not saying anyone else is wrong. Thats just how I am."

This is one of the most intellectual comments on the whole subject of how the world began, nice post Brigadier ;)

Anyways, unlike some Christians I do not believe hell would be a 'burning pit of fire', personally I would suggest maybe your worst fears would come true there (the Bible really only says it is 'as far away from God as you can be').  And on the subject of heaven, the Bible does not describe exactly what it will be like, nor does it go into detail of what day-to-day life would be like.

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 9:24pm

steevo15

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Well, i have heard both heaven and hell described in a very simple way.

I will describe hell first

In hell, there is a very large table with many people sitting around it. In the middle of the table is an extremely large pot of soup. The people sitting around the table have a very long spoon/ladle chained to their wrists. All the people are very miserable because every time they try to get a spoonfull of soup, they cannot reach the end of the spoon with the soup to their mouths because the spoon is too long, and they cannot re situate the spoon because it is chained to their wrists. So everyone is starving to death, but they cannot die because they are in hell...

Heaven can be described the same way with the people sitting around the table and the very long spoon chained to their their wrists and the large pot of soup, but they are all rejoicing and very happy because they are full and not hungry because they have learned to feed each other instead of trying to feed themselves.

So the point is that Hell is a very selfish, miserable place, and Heaven is a very selfless place with much rejoicing, or at least that is the way i heard it once

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 9:26pm

TheBigCheese

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HEAVEN: "Welcome!" Says the Angel at the front gate. You notice she's not wearing her wings, because it's casual Friday. See, let's go back a little further. You were born in Ohio, blah blah first kiss blah blah new car blah blah anyway, you end up six feet under at 82 on a Friday (unfortunately, the wait's not long at heaven's gates!). Fastforward. Once you enter the mystical 43'7" solid gold gates, you see everything person and place you've ever loved, in front of you. Every food you could indulge in! Your here! you can do whatever you want, because you have lived our life for God, and now you can do something for yourself! It's truely perfect! And don't let age size or beauty  to get you down, because now (after) lifes good!

HELL:"GET IN!" Says the Demon at the front pit. You notice he's wearing his collar, because it's a Saturday (Devil doesn't like Saturday (or anyother day)). See, let's go back a little further. You were born in Pittsburgh, blah blah turned emo blah blah tried to commit suicide blah blah anyway, you end up six feet under at 27 on a Monday (unfortunately, the wait's long at hell's pit!). Fastforward. Once you enter the deadly 943'7" fire gates, you see everything person and place you've ever hated, in front of you. Every moment that made you cry! Your here! you can't do anything you want, because you have lived our life in spite of your savior, God, and now you're screwed for eternity! It's truely hell! And don't let age size or beauty to get you down, because now (after) you'll look as ugly as evil, and will be in chains for the rest of eternity!

 

Posted Apr 8, '08 at 9:31pm

steevo15

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Wow, that is a very, VERY good interpretation of it, I have never heard it that way from the perspective of the person that way