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Do you think heven and hell are real?i don't realy know but i geuss it's real

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kirt-b | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 26, 2010 at 3:59 AM via web

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Do you think heven and hell are real?i don't realy know but i geuss it's real

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 26, 2010 at 7:43 AM (Answer #2)

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I don't know about heaven but I don't believe in idea of hell as some place where you burn forever.  I don't believe that a just God would set things up so that people would suffer like that just because they don't believe the right things...

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted April 26, 2010 at 8:03 AM (Answer #3)

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I believe in heaven and hell but I agree that a loving God would not allow people to suffer for all eternity. I personally believe that it is all much more complicated than just going to one or the other. I also think that we will only know the answer when we die.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM (Answer #4)

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I don't believe in heaven or hell in the traditional sense, in the way in which the Bible or the religious describe it.  I tend to believe there is an afterlife, but probably not one we would recognize or even be aware of.  Our energy goes somewhere, to be certain, but I think it may well be a place or level of existence that humans cannot comprehend because it is so foreign to our existence here.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM (Answer #5)

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If you are a Christian, then you probably believe in the spiritual existence of a theoretical heaven and hell. There is no possibility of discovering the traditional burning caverns of hell or the celestial location of the perfect heaven, but the afterlife may well provide the spirit with locales that emphasize the evils and goodness of the two ideas.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM (Answer #6)

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According to Christiantiy, Heaven and Hell both exist. Those people who suffer for eternity do so because they knew the truth and had the opportunity to make the decision to choose the truth, but did not.  Just as in a court of law, a person is condemned when proven guilty of making the choice to break the law...God will judge those who had the information they needed and chose to walk in darkness.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted April 27, 2010 at 1:49 PM (Answer #7)

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The Bible makes it clear that there indeed is both a heaven and a hell. It also, fortunately provides you with direction on how to reach heaven and how to avoid hell.

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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted April 28, 2010 at 2:13 PM (Answer #8)

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I believe Heaven is a subjective place, that rewards humans based on their likes and dislikes.  What one person considers heavenly another may not.  I am not sure about hell.  If I followed the same though process, hell would be different for everyone also.  It would be your worse nightmare.  I personally think hell would be a place for continued growth of self and spirituality.

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linalarocca | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM (Answer #9)

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I believe in heaven because I can see a place in my mind that describes heaven. It is a place with a lot of light and love. Heaven is a place where animals live. They fly about, they crawl around, and some of them swim in a nearby body of water. The place is very serene. Although I see a heaven, I do not know a place I would call hell. Hell is not a place; it is a feeling of evil doings and hatred.

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nusratfarah | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 3, 2010 at 2:54 AM (Answer #10)

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Both depends on what you believe and feel. In fact, it is true that having belief in something invisible, beyond your imagination, is quite difficult oftentimes. But, this is also true that both heaven and hell prevail in our minds, though you don't want to look further.

When you do the right thing, get appreciated, and feel a sense of bliss inertly, you feel like heavenly. When you explore or watch something beautiful, you feel as if you were in paradise.When you go to the church and confess (if you're not an atheist), you feel a harmonious feeling. Don't these happen? Each is heaven on earth. When you commit a crime, and realize later, and burn in the fire of remorse, it is like purgatory. The evils around or inside are live examples of hell.

So, it's important what you believe and what you do. Really heaven and hell exist or not, doesn't matter at all.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM (Answer #11)

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There is a flawless universal judge who watches every single thing that every single human does; and knows every single thought we have. And after we die we'll receive an ETERNITY of reward or punishment based on our life's choices.

Does that sound even remotely likely when viewed rationally?

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nada123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 7, 2010 at 9:40 AM (Answer #12)

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of course i belive in heaven and hell .so why we are live ?

to obay our God . Why we obaying him, andfor what?

a lot of thingsin our world is happend by God order.

If you true human you'll think, feel and know what's i mean .

look this link , something you must to know it

http://www.quran-m.com/firas/arabic/

 

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revrod | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM (Answer #13)

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There is a flawless universal judge who watches every single thing that every single human does; and knows every single thought we have. And after we die we'll receive an ETERNITY of reward or punishment based on our life's choices.

Does that sound even remotely likely when viewed rationally?

In my new book titled "The Sword and the Spear" you will find truths that are undeniable for you to grab a hold of with complete confidence.

http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheSwordAndTheSpear.html

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 12, 2010 at 3:28 PM (Answer #14)

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In my new book titled "The Sword and the Spear" you will find truths that are undeniable for you to grab a hold of with complete confidence. REVROD

I'm sure I would. Undeniable truths such as, "Religious books which urge 'swinging God's mighty sword against Satan's influence', make me tremble with genuine fear."

As for 'undeniable truths' about God or Heaven and Hell. Name one. Because I know you have none. There is no proof of God.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFO6ZhUW38w

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xlaurenbx | Student | Honors

Posted May 14, 2010 at 12:50 AM (Answer #15)

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I like to to think that they are real but its hard to believe that they are.

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ourlittlesecret | Student | eNoter

Posted May 27, 2010 at 1:25 AM (Answer #16)

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I think it al depends on what views you look at it from ..

such as when you die where do you go..

but then you look at it from another view..

as to can such things exist ?

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eslamgewshy | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM (Answer #17)

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i think it is a real fact.sometimes i sit with myself and begin to ask,how the evil men and good men are equal in the end.it is rational matter that if you do a good deed ,you will be awarded.and if you do an evil did,you should be punished.so i think that it is a fact that there is a heaven for good doers and also there is a hell for the devils(humans and jinis).

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picturesque | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 4, 2010 at 11:24 PM (Answer #18)

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who runs the business of the universe if there is no God? put ur arguments with reasonable and rational evidences?

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picturesque | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 4, 2010 at 11:32 PM (Answer #19)

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There is a flawless universal judge who watches every single thing that every single human does; and knows every single thought we have. And after we die we'll receive an ETERNITY of reward or punishment based on our life's choices.

Does that sound even remotely likely when viewed rationally?

you have quoted God as a 'judge' but He is not a jugde because if He is a judge then hardly anyone of us would enter paradise. He is the most Gracious and ever Merciful. And He is the creater of the universe. Owns all qualities.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 7, 2010 at 2:15 AM (Answer #20)

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who runs the business of the universe if there is no God? put ur arguments with reasonable and rational evidences? - Picturesque

What is 'the business of the universe'? I have no idea. Are you refering to inter-galactic capitalism?

He [God] is not a jugde because if He is a judge then hardly anyone of us would enter paradise. - Picturesque

God is, of course, a judge, he decides who deserves to go to heaven or hell. Well, he would, if he existed.

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angiewill | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted June 7, 2010 at 7:36 PM (Answer #21)

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It's a matter of faith.  I have faith that the words taught in the Bible are indeed the ultimate truth and that I will spend eternity in Heaven with God, Jesus, and all my loved ones who passed before me. 

It is difficult to understand why God, who is loving would create Hell, I believe that is for evil.  And through experience, evil is very real.  Those are the people that I believe God will punish, not those who live lives as moral as they possibly can.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:21 AM (Answer #22)

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God made the heavens and the Earth and is the prime mover in all things...

so where did evil come from?

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM (Answer #23)

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It is hard for me to place them. Where would they be? Above and Below? If so, where? If we get there as souls how would we know the difference?

I think of hell and heaven not as depicted in those Baroque paintings, but as a state of emotion that is persistent. For this reason it is nearly impossible for me to think of 2 people these days that would deserve the "eternal joy" of heaven with the exception of those who have lived an unfair, sad, life, or those who have sacrificed for others. Since those come around very little, heaven will be quite empty by the time it is decided who goes what. I know for a fact I am certainly not worthy of it.

Neither are many churchgoers I know.

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angiewill | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM (Answer #24)

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You are correct.  According to the teachings in the Bible, God did create all things, which means evil as well.  We are all sinners, so does that mean God is as well?  That I don't know.  Again it's all about Faith.  I know what I have been taught, which is not necessarily what I believe because I chose to educate myself to try to answer some of life's many great questions.  Unfortunatley, no one has the answer. 

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teeya1777 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:08 PM (Answer #25)

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there is another world after this. God will decide who enters that of which is heaven or hell.

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lfawley | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:13 PM (Answer #26)

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This is an interseting question. I think there is some merit to the idea based on the fact that so many different religions have come up with similar concepts. However, I am not sure that I believe of them so much as physical spaces. I think, perhaps, that we create our own heaven and hell based on what we believe. If we are pure energy when we vacate our bodies, then that energy, if it has awareness, might well create a state that mimics heaven or hell, almost like a virtual reality. On the other hand, it might move on to another body being born. Or it might continue to inhabit the world as a "ghost" or a "spirit" if that is what it desires. I do believe that our consciousness goes on after our body dies. But I think that what we believe is in large part the direction that the spirit will cling to after death.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:55 AM (Answer #27)

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I do believe that our consciousness goes on after our body dies. Ifawley

Why? Apart from wishful thinking and a fear of death, what possible explanation is there for a magical part of ourselves that continues after death? The 'soul' is purely mythological fantasy, there is no evidence for it. Do fish have souls? Do gorillas? Do severally mentally handicapped people? Do identical twins have half a soul each?

The 'soul' is one of the most pervasive and tenacious mythological ideas in man's history and it is time we grew up and strongly questioned its existence. 

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM (Answer #28)

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I do believe in both heaven and hell, and I believe they're for eternity.  That's why it's important to live life intentionally, in a way that matters--because this is not all there is.  The Bible is clear about how to avoid one and reach the other, and it's neither hard to find (even without being a Bible scholar) nor hard to live.  It's a commitment, and we make them all the time--it's just that this one is for all eternity.

What I always find interesting when discussing this issue is those who are perfectly willing, even eager, to believe in heaven but refuse to acknowledge the existence of hell.  I find that dichotomy fascinating.  So then I wonder if, indeed, we are simply eternal optimists or more like ostriches, burying our heads in the sand in avoidance and hoping ignorance is bliss.  As a country, we're perfectly willing to make judgments and decisions that aren't all Pollyanna-ish, so I wonder what keeps us from recognizing hell as a reality.  It's just interesting to me.  Thanks for asking!

 

 

Lori Steinbach

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aparajitasaraf | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted June 21, 2010 at 2:14 AM (Answer #29)

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I don't really think that there is a heaven or hell. It is only the state of our mind which creates heaven or hell. Suppose if you are enjoying your day you are in heaven but if everything goes wrong you are in hell.

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lovehim123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM (Answer #30)

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I believe Heaven and Hell are real. God doesnt want to put "His Childern" in a place where they have to burn in hell for eternity, but he gave them the Bible and they can choose to follow it or not. and he gives them a way to live with him and be able to not burn in hell. God loves everyone and is willing to do anything (like give up his only son to die on the cross for everyones sins) to let us live with him for eternity. You have to just believe in faith. And follow your heart.

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zumri | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 22, 2010 at 4:24 AM (Answer #31)

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you know the concept of hell and heaven are logical because the concept of DEATH is practical

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sea-treasure | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:53 AM (Answer #32)

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Do you think heven and hell are real?i don't realy know but i geuss it's real

 

The sun rises and sets. Night ends up with day light and vice versa. All start and ends, and so the human are created from nothing and ends up to nothing. They live and their life ends with death. So, every thing has an end. The good should be rewarded and the bad should be punished, and this is fair enough. So, there must be heaven and hell.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM (Answer #33)

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The sun rises and sets. Night ends up with day light and vice versa. All start and ends, and so the human are created from nothing and ends up to nothing. They live and their life ends with death. So, every thing has an end. The good should be rewarded and the bad should be punished, and this is fair enough. So, there must be heaven and hell. Auther

Logic is a wonderful thing.

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doowopsvoice | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM (Answer #34)

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There are many references to Heaven, in the Bible, and they are not all talking about the same thing.

I am assuming that you are talking about Heaven as a place to got to for being good. The Bible does not profess or support that thinking. This is what Jesus says at John 3: 12 - 13

  12 If I have told YOU earthly things and yet YOU do not believe, how will YOU believe if I tell YOU heavenly things? 13 Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but he that descended from heaven, (me) the Son of man.

Bear in mind that there had been 4,000 years of man's existence prior to his making that statement.

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On Hell

Most of what man believes is based on lies & the Bible says that Satan is the father of the lie. For example the Bible debunks the misconception of Hell, the place that most people say you go to if you are bad. At Rev. 20: 14 Hell (Hades in Greek) is thrown into what most people think it is. 

That "Lake of Fire" , actually, represents a place where something is thrown to be totally consumed, anything thrown into it will never exist again; so Hell will come to an end. That being so, how could someone be sent there to be tormented forever if Hell will cease to exist.

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takshsdhody | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted June 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM (Answer #35)

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yes heaven and hell both are real, god created heaven and earth to express his mirth and euphoria, and filled them with intoxicating pleasures when ratio of the evil and good in earth became uneven god created hell to express his displeasure

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dstnflame | Elementary School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM (Answer #36)

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I believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.  I also believe there is a real heaven and hell.  I believe in the Bible & people will argue the validity of God's Word, but believing ultimately comes down to faith.

God created each person with freewill and it's a person choice to believe.  God's Word says, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Me." ~Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of a virgin, fully God/fully Human, and gave His life in place of ours so we would not have to die, and rose again after 3 days.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.  Heaven and hell are a matter of personal faith and I would urge you to do your own research by reading the book of John located in the Bible and judge for yourself.

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dhpraiser | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted July 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM (Answer #37)

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Yep!Yep! Yep! Believe it; know it to be true, not really something I need to or want to debate. I am willing to discuss it but not argue. I am a Christian who has as personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If Jesus christ said He is preparing a place for me, then I believe Him. Also, after my studies in the Word of God, there is too much evidence in support of ALL people living in the "after life" Those who choose Christ, into eternity w/ Him. Those who reject Jesus Christ, eternity without God.

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alleycat97 | Student | eNoter

Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM (Answer #38)

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Being a Unitarian universalist, I believe that there is perhaps an afterlife as an animal or other human. I think that heaven and hell are not existent in real life, but in our imaginations we all see it a different way.

And as nusratfarah said, whether those places exist or not, it doesn't matter. We need to think about today, not tomorrow because if we don't, we won't recognize the good parts of the present.

Live life to the fullest, or in Kris Allen's words, "We gotta live like we're dying."

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dstnflame | Elementary School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM (Answer #39)

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Being a Unitarian universalist, I believe that there is perhaps an afterlife as an animal or other human. I think that heaven and hell are not existent in real life, but in our imaginations we all see it a different way.

And as nusratfarah said, whether those places exist or not, it doesn't matter. We need to think about today, not tomorrow because if we don't, we won't recognize the good parts of the present.

Live life to the fullest, or in Kris Allen's words, "We gotta live like we're dying."

I was looking at the Unitarian Universalist church site and it said their roots are in Christianity.  And please, correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like it was started out because ppl believed that Jesus did come to earth, fully God and fully human, was born of a virgin, lived, was crucified, and rose 3 days later to be seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for humanity.

As a Christian, I believe salvation through Jesus is a personal choice, but from what I can see on the church site, unitarian universalism branched off because ppl believed that salvation through Jesus is for all mankind regardless of whether or not they make a personal decision to accept Him as savior.

Has the unitarian universalist position changed from this and evolved into something else?  I don't mean to sound ignorant, I have just always grown up as a Christian and don't really know other religions in depth.  Plus, I'm in a rural farmland area of Ohio, so we don't see other religions besides those in Christianity.

Thank you for your information. :)

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helpertouch | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM (Answer #40)

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Here is an irrefutable reality about heaven and hell:

Anyone who REALLY knows is not here on earth. The rest of us, those who don't know, are alive and haven't been there.

This for me is a splendid motivation to live as well as I can, moment by moment. No one knows what's beyond that, but we can live good lives right now.

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vonn | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 29, 2010 at 1:42 AM (Answer #41)

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Religion says it is and it is also portrays on the book  of William Wordsworth "Marriage of Heaven and Hell" in which it also introduce here, purgatory.

Try reading it, you will have an idea of the two concepts.

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted August 3, 2010 at 10:36 AM (Answer #42)

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I do not think that heaven and hell are real -- I believe they are. Belief requires faith, and faith requires using a more earnest portion of the self; one that is beyond the grey matter within our skulls.

Asserting the rationality of mental logic and reason does not exclude the potential for human spirituality. In answering questions of eternal magnitude, using one's brain in the place of one's heart is much like trying to hammer a nail with a crescent wrench -- you may initially think it's getting the job done, but isn't there a better answer? 

All this to say that yes, heaven and hell (as described biblically) are very real to me personally. To each their own, as the old saying goes. 

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nabila25 | Middle School Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:23 AM (Answer #43)

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  1. at the first heaven and hell both  exist
  2. you should read the religious books and you know the answer
  3. believe me I read el kouran of el eslam religion  and I found lot of
  4. things about god  hell  heaven , you must work by faith that god , hell and heaven exist  you are in the heaven if god want.

 

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