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Old 01-02-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Sitting beside Walden Pond
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Iwish, I still don't understand what a virtuous soul is supposed to do while it is waiting for the resurrection.

I think other religions believe the soul can pass the time in Heaven or Nirvana or Valhalla. What do Jews believe?

 
Old 01-02-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Iwish, I still don't understand what a virtuous soul is supposed to do while it is waiting for the resurrection.
Meanwhile, the soul is sitting in Gan Eden reveling in the presence of G-d, enjoying the rewards for all the good deeds it has accomplished while attached to its body.

BTW, this is another fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity. Christianity preaches that only belief in their dead mangod will reap eternal benefits, regardless of how virtuously the person lived his/her life. Jews believe that every person will account for his/her actions on this world, regardless of their beliefs. Jews will account for the Torah's commandments; gentiles for the 7 noachide laws.

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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BTW, I know there is a really long thread in the main religion forum from last year where the fundamentalist Chrstians defend a young earth. That thread is hilarious, if you can find it, because the only half reliable sources on the subject would be Jewish sources, but they have no access to those sources, so to say the least, their ideas are quite outlandish.
Is this the one you were talking about?

Evolution farce
 
Old 01-06-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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