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Old 09-30-2008, 02:16 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lucifer_sam View Post
While I agree to an extent, I think that the main visualization of an afterlife is to dim the banality of death. Even for a Christian, death is still death, and the comfort of afterlife will certainly help allay any fears people have about the unknown.

Also, to note: nowhere in the Bible are pearly gates mentioned. In fact, the Bible doesn't seem to quantify afterlife by any worldy means. It just refers to the afterlife as unity with God, which can be interpreted in many, many ways. The point is, even Christians aren't offered a utopia.

i can honestly say that i am not afraid of death
it is a part of life and i was down with that before becoming a Christian

now however i know where i'm going
and just like any traveller along any road
having the directions is making the trip so much easier and more enjoyable

and for Christians

unity with God IS utopia
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