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Old 03-06-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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This is the wrong forum for this question.

I'd prefer "Rest in Peace." Vs. "Hey! Worm food!"
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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because politics(government) is rules and regulations based on spiritusal (religous) dogma . without the fear (religion) you cant set rules (reasons for) and you have anarchy

religion is the basis of ALL rules of law
Ever hear of Roman law?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Ever hear of Roman law?
In a way, Roman law was religious law. The Roman religion was essentially worship of the State.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Those of us who are familiar with Christianity have been taught (or at least told) that when a person dies they will either spend eternity in heaven or hell.

If that is the case, why do people use the phrase "Rest In Peace" after a person dies?

If that living soul is in heaven or hell, how can the dead person rest in peace?
Some background on where "rest in peace" comes from:

Rest in peace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island, New York
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Ever hear of Roman law?
yes...where did it come from???...religion

do you really think survival of the fittest will say "killing is against the law" or "thou shall not kill"
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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There's more scientific and circumstancial evidence than not, to support the notion of life beyond the grave. Some religions have muddied the waters when it comes to teaching about what we can expect after this physical body dies. Thank goodness, those waters are now becoming much clearer for those with open minds who are willing to do more in-depth investigating on the subject rather than just accepting unfounded preconceived ideas.

As far as living forever is concerned, if the environment that I will be in is peaceful, loving, caring, giving, etc., I wouldn't mind living forever.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK.
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Well I belive that when this life is over we go to be with our Heanenly Father, if this life is all we got to hope for we are as some would say, most miserable of all men, and yes I belive there is a Hell, but Jesus has made provision for us thur his death on the cross, he is no longer dead, but he is risen seated at the right hand of God making intercession for each and everone who has accepted him as his or her savior. It is not going to church or being religious, it's just knowing Jesus as your savior, it's that easy. Pray; (talk) to him daily as you would you Father, Mother, Sis or brother, he just want you to talk to him as you would anyone. It's not what you say, but how you say it.

YES THERE IS A HEAVEN, AND YES THERE IS A GOD, AND YES WE HAVE A SAVIOR.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: around the way
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Those of us who are familiar with Christianity have been taught (or at least told) that when a person dies they will either spend eternity in heaven or hell.

If that is the case, why do people use the phrase "Rest In Peace" after a person dies?

If that living soul is in heaven or hell, how can the dead person rest in peace?
Heaven sounds pretty relaxing, so that's easy. Of course Hell would be anything but, but putting "Burn In Torment" on someone's gravestone just seems like kicking them when they're down. Most people, to be nice, give the deceased the benefit of the doubt and say they're resting in peace.

The end.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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The afterlife is nothing more than fiction... there are no such thing as ghost, Heaven, or Hell... some of us have trouble letting "life" go on without us... as if we are that important to the universe... our life, like energy is transformed into fertilizer for the earth... and that's it... some people can't accept death as your final stop so they invent the afterlife... make sure you are happy before you die cause you won't have another chance...

You present your evidence that there's no life beyond the physical and I'll gladly put mine up against yours with much confidence. I'll start with quantum physics.

There's too much evidence clearly and easily debunking what you stated. Even scientist are now finally coming around to the fact that there is more to the afterlife than they once believed.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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Heaven sounds pretty relaxing, so that's easy. Of course Hell would be anything but, but putting "Burn In Torment" on someone's gravestone just seems like kicking them when they're down. Most people, to be nice, give the deceased the benefit of the doubt and say they're resting in peace.

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Hi Stavemaster When you die you do not go to heaven or hell, you go to Sheol (the unseen). You are dead. It is only after you are resserectred that you face judgement and repentance. Dead people are dead, King David is still in his grave he has not been resserected yet but he will be. The dead know nothing there is knowledge in Sheol. So you are resting till the resserection.
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