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What does one Do, in Heaven?


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#1    JMPD1

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:46 PM

I'd like to see what the folk here believe heaven is like, and what "life" there would be like, according to the various belief systems we have.  And although I am using the generic term 'heaven', please feel free to substitute whatever term you feel comfortable with (Valhalla, paradise, etc. )  engage!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:13 PM

Try and find the doorway back ?

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:21 PM

Sin.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:22 PM

I'm not a big fan of Heaven, but if it exists I think our spirit or soul only would exist there, not our personalities. Our spirit or soul would become one with God, and that would be nice. In this sense, our spirit or soul would not 'do' anything, it would be enraptured within God's presence.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:04 AM

Because I believe in astrology in that the planets are conditions that effect us, I believe the same as StarMountainKid, that personality goes away while spirit/soul or both stay after death. I'm leaning more towards reincarnation, but if there's something beyond it, astral realm or something beyond that... hard to say. Perhaps some residue of our personality might rub on to us, to the parts of us that stay after death, who knows... I think they might. But what we do in the ultimate place we arrive if there's one?

I believe we'd choose what we do. Much like what all angels chose to do in the bible, but not so simplified reasons and outcomes. Just have to wonder where's the end of it all, when will you really hit the roof. Our awareness may reach new vistas, as well as what we can do, but do the basic things still change? Perhaps we can choose to end our existence and become part of something bigger than us, dissolve ourselves totally to it, or keep on living however we do, a choise.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:23 AM

I recommend a book named simply "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. It's one of the books that have altered my view of this world, and the next.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

I believe in the biblical heaven, but I cannot tell you what we will "do" there. The Bible gives us several visions and parables, but at the end of the day no human analogy is sufficient. What it boils down to is that I don't know what heaven well be like but I know my God well be there, and that's enough for me eagerly anticipate it.

I'm comfortable with that :)

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Well there's whist, and cribbage and cricket.
Ohh and golf. Lots of golf.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:09 AM

I've got a few questions to ask Himself, if I ever get there,which I doubt, as I haven't enough Brownie points.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

The thing that worries me about the Christian idea of Heaven is that it is forever, but all that time one must stay absolutely perfect, no stray evil thoughts even, or pop it's off to Hell, since one has already cashed in the Jesus chip.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:19 AM

Why do all religeons state that if you arn't a member of their cause, you will go to Hell. :nw:

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 02 October 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Why do all religeons state that if you arn't a member of their cause, you will go to Hell. :nw:
Religions have a natural selection sort of competition, and if they don't say that they are at a disadvantage to those who do in holding people,


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:45 AM

I've always wondered this. If it is for eternity wouldn't one get bored? Or are we free from any emotions and thought processes like that? What exactly is heaven's it a big bright place full of clouds? Do we have a body or are we just some floating energy/soul thing. Do we see or do we even have eyes? Is heaven the gateway to all knowledge?  Are we free to roam the galaxy or universe?

So many questions and hopefully one day we will get to find out.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

Heavenly stuff


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

View Postburt_ie, on 02 October 2013 - 09:45 AM, said:

I've always wondered this. If it is for eternity wouldn't one get bored? Or are we free from any emotions and thought processes like that? What exactly is heaven's it a big bright place full of clouds? Do we have a body or are we just some floating energy/soul thing. Do we see or do we even have eyes? Is heaven the gateway to all knowledge?  Are we free to roam the galaxy or universe?

So many questions and hopefully one day we will get to find out.
Being bored is less than being perfect: off to Hell.





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