Hilter went to Heaven
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If you go to Heaven and see Hilter...what would you think?
I was raised 100 per cent Christian. I love Jesus Christ and his father the Lord. Now; with that said, I was also raised to understand tolerance, forgiveness and kindness. Christian faith is a wonderful thing until it is necessary. I would love to pray for my enemies if I have none. I love to 'turn the other cheek' when its convenient. If my Christian values serve me right, I am faced with an ambiguous delima-- what did Christ say to Hitler when he approached the Pearly gates?
Let me start by saying I am far from a Saint. I have cheated, lied and fornicated (to my leisure). I have deceived my friends and even circumvented my superiors. I have found opportunities and explioted them as if I were P.T. Barnum or Don King. I, by no account, claim to be better, more righteous, or pious than any man I mention in this article--including A. Hitler. I am a cynical man by nature, so I must adhere to the fact that some men are more grotesc in the nature of sin. But who adorns a crown of innocence to feel Hitler should be turned away from eternal paradise? Was there dissent? Did Hitler get in?
I have wrestled with this question in comedy to no avail, but I feel a philosophical view would at least allow some feedback. If you walked into Heaven and saw Hitler, what would you think? Would you think its really Hell? Would you think he did some 'last good deed'? Would you 'judge' him? Would you say Jesus must have forgiven him and if so, would you resent Hitler if you went to Hell and didn't see him there? Would you bask in the glory of knowing your evil deeds trumped that of a man held accountable for millions of Jewish deaths?
I know, I know. You're thinking this guy is crazy for even thinking Hitler would even be considered for Angelship, but I must beg the question; If you'd be willing to judge me for thinking openly and abstractly with the creative mind G-d has blessed me with, are you guilty as sin? Or are you judging me? Or are you hoping that a mass murderer doesn't get a lucky break and you go to hell for cheating on your wife? This essay is rhetorical and serves as a stimulant for response or critique. May God Bless us all. --Sparks