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Posted by Mark on February 19, 2003 16:26:14 UTC

Say upon death, everything is made imediately and utterly apparent to you. All truth is revealed and you now know and see all...

That's sort of the picture that was painted for me about heaven - infinite knowledge and awareness, perfection, love, peace, rested souls, etc.

But even if hell were a mental state, I would still be uneasy of my knowledge that a loved one is suffering and there's nothing I can do to change their eternity...


Perhaps in my own mental state, my own version of reality, my loved one is perfectly fine and in heaven; whilst in their reality they are actualy in their own hell. But in that case I would be living a lie, and then I would not be aware of a truth that somebody is suffering. Would heaven have to then be a "lie" in order to satisfy my own selfish perception of what "perfect" ought to be?

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