Life After Death

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  • Life After Death
    • Physical
      • What?
        • Resurrection
          • Dantes inferno realm of heaven and hell
            • In Physical bodies, could be somewhere else or this earth
            • Heaven = Reward + Good, Purgatory = Waiting,   Hell = Place of Punishment
      • Why?
        • Jesus was ressurected
          • Heavenly Fruits > Revelation
          • 'Lake of fiery sulfur'
            • Poor man and Lazarus > 'Cool my tounge'
          • Parable of sheep and Goats > Judgement
      • Strength
        • Weakness
          • Is physical everlasting?
            • Williams : Would be really boring
              • Hume: No sin deserving of eternal pain
        • Fitting with punishment and Justice
        • Bible > Physical activities
        • Personal identity
    • Spiritual
      • What?
        • Soul / Spirits
          • - Hell where God is not
            • Origen = 'Interior Anguish'
              • Purgatory > Place before final judgement, cleanse soul
                • Aquinas: Beatific vision > In Light of God > Timeless experience
      • Why?
        • Pope Gregory > Purgatory essential for forgiveness
          • God is omnipresent and heaven is not a physical place / address
      • Strength
        • Weakness
          • Physical?
          • Judgement immediately?
        • Aquinas > Beatific Vision
          • Irenaeus > some are fast tracked
    • Symbols / On Earth
      • What?
        • You punish yourself e.g guilt
        • OR means of confusing people / symbolic story
        • Heaven = Peace on earth
      • Why?
        • Hick > Hell is not real > Symbolic
          • Marx > 'Religion is the opium of the people' > Hell is used to control people
            • Sartre > No Exit > 'Hell is other people'
          • Freud > Link to guilt > Something we created
            • No Evidence of afterlife
      • Is Heaven the transformation of the world?
    • Election
      • Limited Election
        • Your Fate Is Already Chosen
          • Calvin: Predesignate,to life of death
          • Augustine: No Free Will
        • Strengths
          • Weakness
          • God is 100% omniscient
          • Whats the point of trying?
          • Unfair and mean
          • What about good people?
          • No freedom
          • Jesus death is pointless
          • Sheep and Goats not compatible
      • Unlimited Election
        • All GOOD people will be saved
          • Barth: Jesus has made it so all good people will be saved
        • Strengths
          • Weakness
            • What about the people before Jesus
              • Hick would disagree, not universal to all people
                • People are still punished not loving?
          • Jesus death has meaning
            • God is merciful
              • Raehner > Anonymous Christians
                • Sheep and Goats compatible
      • Universalism
        • All will be saved!
          • Hick: Everyone will be saved (Could include pergatory
        • Strengths
          • Weakness
            • Pope Benedict > Jesus death pointless
              • Not compatible with sheep and goats
                • Most Christians unhappy
          • Pluralism
            • God is benevolent
          • Jesus was kind and inclusive
            • Solves problem of evil

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