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  •  I'd much rather be in Hell with (6+ / 0-)

    Galileo and Maimonides.  

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:16:57 AM PST

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      probably every really interesting writer of the last several centuries, plus painters, actors, dancers, you name 'em.

      My idea of hell would be spending eternity having to listen to self-satisfied and pompous blowhards like Shields and Brooks and Matthews bloviating on the sancitity of the doctrine of the Roman church.

      Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? -- Mary Oliver

      by Mnemosyne on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:21:28 AM PST

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      •  You know, there's a branch (4+ / 0-)

        of Catholic theology that describes Hell as the absence of belief in a loving God.  Mind-boggling that they'd be that open-minded.  

        Once I discovered that I started thinking about the whole Heaven Hell thing, and decided it makes sense.  I personally need to believe that there's something behind all this, and it makes most sense to me that it's a loving force, a creative force that leans toward creating the best of everything for everyone.

        I think about the people who live for greed, who have no compassion, who hate for reasons they can't even really understand, and I think "You're in Hell.  You spend every minute of your life in pain, in fear, in anger, in resentment.  I couldn't punish you in any way that would be more painful."

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:34:01 AM PST

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