Heaven

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by MissileMan, May 10, 2005.

  1. MissileMan
    Offline

    MissileMan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,939
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +226
    Call it atheistic curiousity, but I'm wondering how the religious members here believe they are going to spend eternity. How are you going to occupy your time? What kind of activities will you be doing? etc.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Nienna
    Offline

    Nienna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Thanks Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +338
    This is a great question! I'm actually teaching my Sunday school class about this very subject this weekend. What a coincidence! ;)

    I think we will spend a lot of time worshipping the Lord, being with Him, having our questions answered, and especially basking in His love. (If you think orgasm is great, you should feel the "thrill of the Spirit"!) But I think we will also have specific jobs, perfectly suited to our personalities. According to the Bible, we will have new, perfect, and physical bodies, so there will probably be a physical world to explore and manage. These are just my ideas. The Bible only hints; it is not explicit.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  3. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +543
    Much of it will be in worship. But there will be a society of people there, so I'm sure there will be societal roles that we will fill as well. Not sure what else there will be, but hopefully there will be a football league for those of us who want to play! :D
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    54,936
    Thanks Received:
    3,481
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +11,432
    Not a lot of answers in 05 let's try again. Do theists really believe they are gods in the next lifetime? Paradise for all eternity? Really people?
     
  5. ding
    Offline

    ding Confront reality Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    10,626
    Thanks Received:
    510
    Trophy Points:
    145
    Ratings:
    +2,609
    I have no idea. Catholic thought teaches that the difference between heaven and hell is separation from God.
     
  6. ding
    Offline

    ding Confront reality Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    10,626
    Thanks Received:
    510
    Trophy Points:
    145
    Ratings:
    +2,609
    No. I have no idea what it will be. Do you know?
     
  7. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    54,936
    Thanks Received:
    3,481
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +11,432
    Yes I do know. You aren't a God that lives forever.

    That's a pretty amazing claim that you are a God who will never die for all of eternity.
     
  8. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    34,137
    Thanks Received:
    4,797
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,694
    ZOMBIE THREAD

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Bonzi
    Offline

    Bonzi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    38,105
    Thanks Received:
    14,388
    Trophy Points:
    1,590
    Ratings:
    +26,571
    Those who answered pretty much cover what Christianity teaches.

    If they are wrong, who cares? No harm, no foul.

    If they are right, well.....
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Moonglow
    Offline

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    88,775
    Thanks Received:
    8,651
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +33,805
    Dancing with the stars...
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page