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Originally posted by Kwintz
My question to you all is this: What kind of person can get into heaven?
As an agnostic, i believe that, to get into "heaven", all you have to do is treat others (no matter their religious beliefs) with the utmost dignity and respect. But SOME Christians in my class believe that ONLY CHRISTIANS can get into heaven. I think this is ridiculous, because I'm sure that there is a room full of Muslims somewhere saying ONLY MUSLIMS get into heaven. If God is our father and he created us, why would he send any of us to hell?
And (to Christians), how is it fair that a man who murdered 20 people can get into heaven, as long as he truly accepts christ as his savior, but a non-Christian who helps others and leads a great life is damned to hell?
I'd appreciate all input from everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs/backgrounds.
Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
To be honest, I don't really know who will get into heaven. For that matter, I don't even know if there is a heaven per Se. However, I would tend to think that those who live a life without incurring Karmic debt through a life of decency and genuine love for ones fellow beings will have the best chance of experiencing whatever it is that awaits us.
However, I don't really believe that there is a heaven or a hell. If there is anything, I think that it would be the continued existence of our human essence (Heaven) and the eternal disintegration of that essence would be Hell.