Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Afterlife


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if "heaven" and "hell" were both in the same location?

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  1. But they can't be...because we know that there's a stairway to Heaven and a highway to Hell.

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    1. I'm sure if we worked smart enough, we could make those reach the same destination ;)

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  2. It could be..if you construe it as how you view your own life no matter what happens to you.

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    1. I think you're getting what I was aiming for.

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  3. I think of that silly guy who lead the rosary for Mama's friend and how he might react to that question. I was furious when he told the audience that she'll get to heaven but we need to pray hard for her so that she can get a good seat next to Jesus.

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  4. Certainly be exciting to figure it all out!!

    Betty

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  5. Building on J E ONeil's comment -yes, what if they were both on Earth already? And we keep reincarnating over and over. That isn't necessarily my belief but it's an interesting thought.

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    1. It's one interpretation (and probably closer to what I believe).

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  6. It reminds me a lot of "The Good Place." They weren't in the same place, exactly, but they interacted a lot. It was crazy and brilliant all at once.

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    1. I hadn't thought of it like that, but yeah, that scenario works.

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  7. Liz,

    If heaven and hell are in the same place then it would be like high school all over. The good guys happily doing what he/she is expected to do in 'heaven' and then the bad guys willfully doing everything he/she can secretly...maybe even openly to live up to his/her stature as the 'damned'. Heaven wouldn't be paradise if this was the scenario.

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  8. Simple, chaos will reign Supreme!

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