Death, the grave and the hereafter

Charles Cowling

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gloria mundi
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Yup, brilliant graphics, uncompromising beliefs, which have their own psychological attraction. Agreeable? Absolutely not, to me. It’s a relentlessly polarising view of human life and actions, into the saved and the damned, and the vision of the future for the damned is sadistic and detailed. I find nothing agreeable in the effort to frighten people into accepting a belief. It interests me the way liberal and open-minded non-believers can sometimes seem to miss the social consequences of a belief system that might seem appealing if one is tired of living in doubt, but looked at another way, (and certainly, expressed… Read more »

james
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Well, Charles, there is a yearning in me, as in most of us I imagine, for some relationship with the infinite, with the ( to me unknowable) mystery of life and its meaning. Faith sometimes beckons, but the only leap I can personally ever honestly (and only when driven) make is into the void, the abyss which cares not one whit about me. Except that I came from there …. and so I have some kind of relationship with its existence. For others to find truth about its exact nature in such fine detail is a complete mystery to me.… Read more »

james
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Amazing graphics.
But, I wonder, how do they know all this? Pretty far out knowledge and detailed beliefs.
But a cracking good marketing tool – the threat of Hell being one which the Christian Church gave up after the first World War. And look what happened to their numbers.
So, who knows? I’ll never look at greenfinches the same way again.

Jon Underwood
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Thanks Charles, enjoyed that very much!