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    Christianity And Afterlife

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    Afterlife is a concept seen differently by many religions and cultures, ranging from believing in Buddhism, where after death you come back into another body to believing in Christianity, where you come across judgement to see whether you get sent to Heaven or Hell. Nobody can confirm what happens in Afterlife, the only people who know are the ones who have died and they do not have a way to tell us. There have been many different cases of when people have allegedly experienced ‘the other side’…

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    The Puritans were a group of very religious people. The term Puritan were applied to two groups of people who believed they should separate themselves from the corrupt Church of England. They also believed that God has selected a certain few for salvation, but unlike other christians they thought faith was just not enough. Jonathan Edwards and Anne Bradstreet about some of the puritans ways and beliefs. Bradstreet wrote a poem named “Upon The Burning of Our House.” Edwards wrote a sermon…

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    Lay theologian, C.S. Lewis, projects his own conception of Heaven and Hell most prominently in his work, The Great Divorce. Here, he depicts Hell as being a place that is not necessarily eternal, but a place where one chooses to be and has the option to leave. Lewis states, “They lead you to expect red fire and devils and all sorts of interesting people sizzling on grids… but when you get there it’s just like any other town” (53). Hell is not this fiery furnace that society often depicts, thus…

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    Like hell, purgatory also has a structure in which each level focuses on a different sin. Unlike hell, sinners in purgatory work their way up through the seven terraces of purgatory in order to finally reach heaven. To advance to a new terrace, sinners must first work off the sins from the previous terraces. In each terrace, sinners face a unique punishment that they must endure until God is satisfied. Of this process, Dante writes, "God demands we pay the debt…

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    sent into Heaven or Hell. The Quran, “God causes you to live, then causes you to die; then He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt,” (Quran, 45:24-26). Muslims, like Christians believe that once a person dies, his soul tends to live on and is resurrected on the Day of Judgment. Muslims believe that Heaven will be magical, something no one can even imagine and thus they follow God’s commandments to be rewarded for their good deeds by being put into heaven.…

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    In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne showcases the Puritan community and their way of life: living by the Bible. Of course, some Puritans do not follow the teachings of the Bible, and thus they are referred to as sinners. These sinners are punished not only by the Puritans, but also by nature. However, Hawthorne shows that nature punishes leniently while the Puritans punish harshly. Hawthorne 's word choice of the sunshine in the forest shows nature 's lenient punishments. When Pearl and…

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    In the lecture, “Why I Am Not a Christian” Bertrand Russell delivers his thoughts on Christianity and the belief in God. Russell makes several claims and reasons on why he is not a Christian throughout this speech. He presents many theories and arguments about how God couldn’t possibly exist. Many of these reasons he gives have even been “proven” by a multitude of scholars and scientists. Although Bertrand Russell makes some compelling arguments he makes many illogical fallacies within his…

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    Death Traditions Essay

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    for Allah to release them to Heaven or Hell. When Allah returns to release all the souls they will face evaluation on their choices throughout life. “The Muslim ideas of Heaven and Hell are purely metaphorical.” The idea of Heaven and Hell are merely just figurative not a physical location one can travel. The determination of the soul’s final destination is dependent on the deeds done on earth. Those that do constant good deeds will be repaid with Paradise (heaven). On the other hand, those…

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    with God, so I assume that they would jump at the chance to ask forgiveness and pardon from a divine figure such as a heavenly ambassador. In many ways the damned souls would greet a divine person because they have many emotions, that start with Heaven, to feel…

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    to life ultimate question and that is what happens after death. Wright states that there is a bodily resurrection and that is the meaning of resurrection. Jesus was resurrected in the flesh and so resurrection is not just your soul that is taken to heaven but when the time come to our body will also resurrect with us. I really like this view it was interesting to read his book. It brought a new perspective on a topic that is not normally talked about in the Christian community with clarity. Even…

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