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Old 08-09-2006, 02:38 AM   #2
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I don't believe in the ideas of Heaven and Hell as they are commonly viewed today. They're too human, and too morally restrictive. If indeed god created all of us, “he” would have accommodated for our diversity. From my perspective, holy providence is all about forgiveness. In my mind's eye, the "hell" concept was more a place of reformation, where instead of being punished for their "sins", the sinners would come to understand why their actions were wrong and be sorry for them. In parallel, my concept of heaven is somewhat simply the lack of ignorance, on levels we could not attain in a mortal state. Ignorance basically causes all our problems, on a personal and social basis. So paradise would logically lack ignorance completely.

But really, the general “afterlife” theory is one that I’d prefer not to dwell on, since anything like that would be far beyond our comprehension if it were actually in existence.
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