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Featured Your idea of heaven?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by JJ50, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. JJ50

    JJ50 Well-Known Member

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    If a heaven actually exists what you is your idea of what it would be like?

    I wrote this a few years ago.

    Heaven


    St Peter was showing a bunch of new recruits the delights of heaven. There were things to suit all tastes, even a gay bar. Most popular were the wine tasting sessions, which Jesus had set up, he was particularly proud of his Chateau Heaven vintage, being of course an expert in viticulture.


    A carriage, pulled by eight white horses, stopped beside the group, and out got the most beautiful woman they had ever seen. St Peter bowed low and introduced her, "This is God"! The recruits gasped, "Don't worry, you will soon get used to the idea", she grinned!

    At the end of the tour the recruits were shown a tin shack from which emanated the sound of hoarse discordant singing. St Peter explained, " That is reserved for 'born again' Christians who think they are the only inhabitants of heaven, we don't like to disappoint them so they can sing God's praises for all eternity. One puzzled new arrival queried how they reacted to God being a woman. "Ah" said St Peter, "Now that is our very cunning plan. Not everyone can enter into the delights of heaven immediately if they have been very bad whilst on earth. They must serve a term playing God for the 'born agains’, the length of which depends on the wickedness of their crimes. As the actor is always hidden in a blaze of light, they are none the wiser when a change over takes place. However heinous the crime, the perpetrator is deemed to have served their sentence after a few Millennia of listening to that lot 'singing God's praises!"

    RJG
     
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  2. AT-AT

    AT-AT Well-Known Member

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    I picture it being kind of like RF but with more food and drink. And eternal.
     
  3. Nimos

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    Atheist view on heaven :D

    I think it would be a place were all my desires were met and whatever I did It would be morally right :D
     
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  4. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Compassion, understanding, and tolerance.
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    I'd like to know who was the first to walk through the gates. Must have been a bit lonely for a while. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Altfish

    Altfish Well-Known Member

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    Good company, good beer, family close by, friends close by. Cutting edge rock music when required, good books to read.
    No religion, no people requiring 'worship'

    I'm sure there is more but that would be a good start
     
  6. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Oblivion.
     
  7. TagliatelliMonster

    TagliatelliMonster Well-Known Member

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    A world free of pain and suffering where one has the freedom and opportunity to experience anything one wishes to experience.
     
  8. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I did ask a coworker.....decades ago
    and he seem to think the scheme of things would be just that

    singing praise...…

    I was like.....really?
     
  9. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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  10. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I heard.....
    the Carpenter was the first to enter
    with a Thief right behind Him
     
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  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Are you saying that you dont get invited to the staff parties???

    They are heaven
    there is no evidence they exist either
     
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  12. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Almost like real life...
     
  13. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    over the rainbow
    where the dreams that you dare to dream
    really do come true

    but you don't get to wake up
     
  14. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I can't take any credit for this vision - it comes from a great little book called "The Lost Art f Compassion" ...

    Dante's descriptions of paradise mirror those of many other cultures; he describes a place where voices as beautiful as lyres and lutes speak only true and kind words in an environment filled with jewels and jewel-like flowers. Glwing rivers emit angelic sparks, angels whose very substance is translucent and divine love sing eternally and dance in a divine festival of unimaginable joy, and everything is bathed with a living light whose very nature is pure & limitless love.

    All the best!

    :)
     
  15. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
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    No struggle, no drama, no pain, no existence.
     
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  16. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Oblivion, the cessation of opposites.
     
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    1213 Well-Known Member

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    Something like this:

    For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God's angels in heaven.
    Matt. 22:30

    for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 14:17
     
  18. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    I don’t know. But if I will find myself there I will disobey God, like Eve did, just to see what happens.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  19. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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  20. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    When one has dropped the physical body and does a past life review, heaven is the subjective experience of pleasure at a life well lived during the past life review.
     
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