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Old 05-26-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Sand Springs, OK
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Jerz,

You have given me some very interesting points to consider and I'm Wiccan. So to me there is no hell or heaven, however you bring up a very interesting theory.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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Has anyone ever thought this? -- What if this life, here on earth, is actually hell, and that's why it's hard and there is suffering?
Oh my god, I was totally going to post the same question. My Catholic husband thinks the exact same thing you do. I never really thought of it that way until I met my husband and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me. I'm glad we're not the only ones who have pondered the same thing!
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Are you trying to tell me that this isn't hell??
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:19 AM
 
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Are you trying to tell me that this isn't hell??

Huh? What isn't hell? Earth or this board?
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Huh? What isn't hell? Earth or this board?
I was just joking...
the earth, the board, whatever fits...
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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I was just joking...
the earth, the board, whatever fits...
lol ... considering many of our disagreements, I wasn't sure what to think!!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth
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what if heaven or hell is just a place we create in our own minds.

Some people are able to see the positive side of things, while others only see the negative. Heaven for one would be hell for the other.

I see heaven and hell as a control mechanism of sorts; used by those who perceive themselves as having the moral authority to dictate their ideologies on everyone else. 'Do what we say and you go to heaven, do the opposite and you burn in hell forever.' Scare Tactics.

I believe there is only one afterlife, and heaven or hell could just be a 'status' or 'class' in that after life; but the same place.

There are untouchable things we will keep when we pass on into the next existacne. What you take with you will determine your level of personal satisfaction. Will you pass on with honorable traits and be in heaven, or will you be tormented by your actions in the previous life and create a state of hell in your own mind.
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: among the chaos
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[quote=JerZ;777039]Has anyone ever thought this? -- What if this life, here on earth, is actually hell, and that's why it's hard and there is suffering?

What if we did something really really bad previously, and we were sent here [quote]


OK, I haven't had time to read all the posts, but I just wanted to go on record as agreeing with this theory. I have told my husband many times that I think we are already in pergatory (being Catholic, and all). Oh, and I know that I lived in hell once, but then I got divorced.
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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The Bible does say that this world belongs to Satan. So, if that's true...this could be Hell.
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This can't be hell. I have a tall glass of ice water sitting right in front of me.
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