The Hub Series HEAVEN KNOWS

"Calling all Hubbers!"  You are invited to add to this series, so we can all have some fun speculating on what existence in Heaven might be like while taking a light and humorous look at some of its potential surprises.  Come on; join in!
"Calling all Hubbers!" You are invited to add to this series, so we can all have some fun speculating on what existence in Heaven might be like while taking a light and humorous look at some of its potential surprises. Come on; join in! | Source

Here's your chance to try out your Funny Bone, but be careful about being irreverent!

So far the HEAVEN KNOWS Series of short stories here on Hub Pages has included five Hubs meant to be thought provoking, sometimes humorous, obviously fictional accounts of what existence in Heaven could be like, and the imagined surprises new arrivals might encounter.

You are invited to add similar Hubs to this series.

So far the five Hubs "Fast Food & Less", "Heaven's Library", "Heavenly Hair Styles", "Partners & Sleep Schedules", "Retraining & Adjustments", have had 453 readers, 41 specific Comments, and an average current Hub score of 61 (although it appears that some Hub scores seem to decline as the Hubs age following their initial online publication).

Of the Hub ratings for these five Hubs, the responses were: 4 Useful, 10 Funny, 5 Awesome, 2 Beautiful, and 12 Interesting; so it would appear that the topic itself has broad interest.

You are invited, if you are already a contributor to Hub Pages, to ponder what questions are floating around in your own mind about Heaven and the "life hereafter" and create your own Hub to add to this series. If you are not as yet a Hub Pages published writer, please consider joining Hub Pages and adding to this series.

In adding to this series, just so we can all find your input, use the same titling format of "HEAVEN KNOWS A Short Story ( )" adding the topic you are addressing by placing it within the parenthesis.

Come on, join in the fun and exploration of a topic we are all interested in, even if the only Heaven some can imagine is the mess we have right here on Earth.

© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

NOTE: You can find all of the original five "HEAVEN KNOWS" Hubs right here on Hub Pages, as well as any being added to the list.


How will Heaven seem after the flowers and other scenes we consider spectacular here on Earth?
How will Heaven seem after the flowers and other scenes we consider spectacular here on Earth? | Source

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cynthtggt 2 years ago from New York, NY

Hi, Peresp. Okay, might take you up on it. A brief Heaven Knows preface from me might begin with those beautiful flowers you have here on this hub, with time to smell the roses, the lion at rest next to the calf, waterfalls that sparkle, peace within and out, and, above all, an understanding what this thing called life was all about. Above all too an understanding of what we thought wasn't love when it was, an understanding of why we had to suffer to see it, a reconciliation with our deepest denials, and a joy above it all since the life left behind will have become like an old but familiar and loved doll we had as a child. There will be an awareness given it is heaven, the psychic conflicts will no longer exist, for our understanding will be so expanded, evil cannot penetrate. Above all, the deep loneliness we felt - the deep thing that even our spouses could not fully fathom - would reveal itself of the depth of love we held - even when we thought it was not there. It is still a very dark glass here, you know, and the flowers you show I cannot touch, but such is life as it will be when we leave, like a photograph of memory.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I counted about 10 Hub subjects you could write on based on your comment above! All those scriptural questions (even inconsistencies) we have pondered could result in a lot of 101 classes and beyond, such as "Did __________ really happen as it is described in the Old Testament/New Testament, etc.?" "Were we meant to have so many different churches, sets of bliefs, doctrinal squabbles, etc.?" Perhaps one could be written on how we "make up for" what we needed to "make up for" from our squandered moments in mortality? Then there will be all those fellow citizens (if any of us make it to Heaven) to whom we owe apologies for our sins of commission and of omission. Plus ancestors who made it and felt we had let them down, after all they did for us?


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Lori P. 2 years ago from Southern California USA

Heaven...is different for everyone.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Lori P. - I believe that Heaven is real, and every mortal is different. I believe everyone is a child of God our Heavenly Father, with free agency to choose good or evil and to be righteously judged for those choices we indidually make.

Concepts of Heaven are likely to vary considerably from one person to another, from one religion to another (e. g. "seven virgins", "sheep and goats", "nirvana", "paradise", and "celestial, telestial, and terrestrial"). Let's explore those differences in short stories we create to better visualize such concepts with humor, irony, intellectual digging, or whatever suits us as individual Hubbers.

We will produce quite a variety of views and interpretations, all of which will likely be interesting, while some will be useful, funny. awesome, even beautiful.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

An interesting topic. I notice that no one has tried your quiz, is that, perhaps because those who might try this already have the answers deep within their hearts? I have not yet read any entries - must find time to do so.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Had I categorized this Hub as something for Hubbers instead of "Books and Writing" it would have been better placed for responses. For that reason it has been hardly nboticed. Glad you stopped by after finding it.


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savvydating 2 years ago

I imagine heaven to be a place where we do work that fills us with joy... a place where we do not have to worry about mortgages or getting sick and paying hospital bills. We can travel, at will, to various galaxies or back to earth. Heaven is a place that is, well, highly interesting and highly productive.

Thanks for calling. ;) Up & interesting.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dear Savvydating,

Good perspectives, but "travel at will" to my imagining will depend on what we are asked to do in Heaven. Another perspective is now out in "HEAVEN KNOWS - A Short Story (Exercise)". I may have mentioned my friend who plans "to learn to call everyone by their first name." I look forward to reading what I hope will be your own contribution to this series.

All the best, P.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Truly interesting. I'm not sure about the funny part but I might try to cook something up. I have my thoughts and there was a Latvian author who wrote a book about what goes on up there. That in Latvian was surely amusing and I wondered what in the world was in his mind when he wrote all of that. So I will put on my thinking cap and get back to you.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I am so glad you are considering the challenge and the offer. Use that great imagination you have and who knows what can come to mind. Heaven knows what it will be!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This certainly sounds promising.

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