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Marriage, Death and Heaven

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega Jul 17. 8 Replies

A scenario: You get married, your partner dies in some horrible god-planned way, and you later remarry. Obviously, you could get re-married several times given the mysterious way in which god…Continue

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Strega replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"On that note, I had a marvelous email from a German friend in response to My congratulations for their winning the soccer World Cup. He said, "I was in my local pub. Everyone went crazy. Biggest success for Germany since we were…"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"You'll all be so busy worshipping god and having a personal relationship with Jesus that you won't have time for anyone else. There will of course be coffee breaks, when you can gather on the heavenly gallery and look over the illuminated…"
Jul 17
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Geoff Boulton replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"I love Father Ted, one of the best comedies ever! I've been making sure my students know about it so it gets known and circulated here in Poland. Never mind philosophical arguments, I remember reading that the downfall of the major empires has…"
Jul 17
Geoff Boulton replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"I guess you'd also have to have your capability to get bored removed, given that heaven is supposed to be eternal. I remember a Star Trek episode when they dealt with just that issue. A place where nobody died and everyone just sat around…"
Jul 17
Geoff Boulton replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"I was thinking about it from the point of view of the absurdity of the whole idea of heaven rather than as a 'theological' question. If all the earthly structures, presumably including all the things which made you happy, are null and void…"
Jul 17
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"That would be an Ecumenical matter."
Jul 17
Unseen replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"Yeah, I started thinking about that when my mom died and my Christian father eventually got a girlfriend. But there are many other questions about heaven. If lions don't eat lambs, what DO hey eat? Do people get food and if they do, do they…"
Jul 17
Cesar Deicide replied to Geoff Boulton's discussion 'Marriage, Death and Heaven'
"Interesting question, but i think it will be better in a more religious forum than an atheist one. That said, in one of Bart Ehrman's videos he explained that part of Jesus' believes was that all former earthly structures will be disbanded…"
Jul 16
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Marriage, Death and Heaven

A scenario: You get married, your partner dies in some horrible god-planned way, and you later remarry. Obviously, you could get re-married several times given the mysterious way in which god works.What happens when you get to heaven and are re-united with all your loved ones? It's going to get a bit complicated isn't it? There you are in heaven with all your ex-partners. What about the sleeping arrangements? Can you legally, well you are married, have sex with all your partners?See More
Jul 16
Geoff Boulton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"You're not hardwired in that way. You were 'softwired' in that way during your Christian days. Is the fact that a Muslim cries out to Allah proof that his brain was hardwired for Allah? Or how about some jungle tribesman/tribeswoman…"
Jul 16
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I can just see the pastors, ministers, priests, etc. lining up to see who can induce the most MegaWows in their audiences. Of course, on the flip side, science would be able to quantifiably tell people how they are being fooled. I mean look at how…"
Jul 16
Geoff Boulton replied to Unseen's discussion 'What species will take over after humankind is gone?'
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Jul 15
Geoff Boulton replied to Unseen's discussion 'What species will take over after humankind is gone?'
"It really depends on the nature of the extinction and the environmental conditions left behind. Intelligence might be a factor in species survival, although, if conditions were bad enough,  it could just as easily be something as simple as a…"
Jul 15
Geoff Boulton replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"A few things caught my attention. 1. When I was a Christian.... That type of programming is difficult to break so it doesn't surprise me if your reaction was to call out to god. I was never a Christian and had a rather different reaction when I…"
Jul 15
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"A short exchange with one of my religious students: student: How can you look at the trees and not believe god exists? (yes, that old argument) me: What about malaria and the more than half a million people it kills every year? student: Oh,…"
Jul 15

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I was never religious and never bothered much about religion until I spent two years working in Northern Ireland trying to stop one group of Christians (Catholics) from killing another group of Christians (Protestants), and vice versa.
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