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Where is Heaven/Hell

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    crmhaskeposted 6 years ago

    During my Personality & Religion course one of the topics we studied was the development in faith from infancy to old age in humans.  One of the theories we looked at was Fowler's Theory of Faith Development, which is essentially comprised of 6 stages, the last 2 of which are not obtained by many (people like Gandhi, and Mother Theresa are in the 6th stage).  In any case one of the characteristics of stage 2 got me thinking.

    Stage 2 is the mythic-literal stage of faith development.  Children at this stage interpret religious beliefs anthropomorphically, and literally - God and Angels are people, and Heaven and Hell are physical places.

    That got me to wondering how the religious interpret heaven, and hell, and where/how they see them residing?

    That's my question smile

    Merci bien !

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Heaven - with god

      Hell- this planet.

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        crmhaskeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Where do believe God resides?

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          alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In our own ego.

          Under attack by science that seeks out all the formerly 'unknown' places he has retreated to being 'everywhere' or 'everything' for those stuck at infant grade religion.

        2. mohitmisra profile image60
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In a dimension permeating everything.This is reached on death.

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            crmhaskeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you smile

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        cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        i think this planet is beautiful. there is so much beauty. plus isn't God everywhere?

        1. mohitmisra profile image60
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes god is everywhere but we are gods emanations,the physical part while god is spirit.

          Our basic fabric is god. smile

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            cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            hmm

            i have heard some people say that we live in our own Hell here on Earth. is that what you meant?

            anyway no need to explain. it's all too complicated for me anyway. me, I think Heaven is just sort of like a depot that we go to on our way to the next life. the 'depot' is really just our souls traveling through unbelievable places like star nurseries and places no human will ever be able to go and when we see it we are filled with wonder and unimaginable beauty and love. i don't think there is a Hell although i wish there was because some people like dog kickers and child abusers belong there.

            1. mohitmisra profile image60
              mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              We are in a  painful dimension.

              "When we finally come to our senses we never return to this material world,this painful playground we mistakenly call home." Krishna

              Heaven is your source ,from where you have come and will go back to.the Light or god a state of absolute bliss.

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                cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                wow. that would be nice to feel absolute bliss. i shall look forward to it smile

                too bad we can't text people on Earth so they would know once and for all what lies beyond.

                1. mohitmisra profile image60
                  mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes but some like me come back and share this knowledge. smile

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      Rainbow Prideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Both are in my bedroom, it just depends who you are lol

  2. alternate poet profile image77
    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    Stage 2 is where most people with strong religious convictions remain and then rattle on about the real places in their minds trying to convince us of their existence.

  3. TheGlassSpider profile image83
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    Heaven - not sure; leaning toward "among you {us}" (which is translated in the KJV as "within you").

    Hell = sheol (in Hebrew), which means "grave" or "pit" or "hole in the ground." Being in hell means being dead and buried.

  4. Rishy Rich profile image80
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    As I always said: "its not the place which will make you feel like heaven, its the people who will live in it..."

                                                                                          Rishy Rich roll


    But I don't think our people are civilized & liberal enough to make it feel like heaven yet. Therefore until we evolve into a better species, we are bound to be in hell smile

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    Innocent12345posted 6 years ago

    Heaven is a comfortable place that everybody dreaming of living in.
    http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2458309

 
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