posted on Jan, 4 2006 @ 11:05 AM
Okay, I'm trying a little bend here. Some of this is probably stated elsewhere, along the 'We're living in Hell now' line of thinking.
From the moment you first realize right and wrong, you are accountable. Before that you are innocent through ignorance (won't save you in court of
law, but will save you in Judgement... go figure.) Okay, you now are enlightened, ignorance can not save you.
From that moment on your soul (the actual soul, not your physical body) is put into motion due to your actions. Good actions are rewarded, bad are
punished. You soul, in this trial time of life, is constantly (or not so constant, depending on the person) going from Heaven to Hell. Helped Old Lady
Across the Street (soul is in Heaven), stabbed best friend in back to sleep with his girlfriend (soul in Hell).
Now, I bring this up for a reason. Physically we can feel such things. Every do the right thing, even if it cost you money or power, and have the
best night's sleep ever? Ever make that deal that cashed in big time by screwing some one over, and couldn't get a winks sleep even though you knew
you just paid all the bills? These emotions and feelings occur. Many, I am sure, have felt torn. This, in my theory, would be due to the unstableness
of the situation. Your soul is yet to be firmly entrenched into one setting, and keeps getting ripped from one and whisked to another on your every
whim (must be very tiring and spiritual draining).
Now, this is not to say that the last action you take cements you to the place your soul was currently in, or that their is some Eternal Good Vs.
Bad Scoreboard keeping count. This is to say that, should you live the AVERAGE LIFE to know both Heaven and Hell during your stay here, that when you
are faced with Judgement you will know both places personally. You will understand that one is yours for the rest of Eternity. Perhaps then God stats
your pro's and con's, and perhaps you make a defense for why you should be in Heaven. Maybe even others that knew you can state for you (God seeing
those with clarity still loving you and being loyal after knowing all your actions could see that your goods far outweigh the bads). I don't know how
it all goes.
When accepted or rejected (Let's say accepted, and just switch it for the other side of the coin) your soul is cleansed of the Residue of Hell. It
is washed away and you are accepted into Heaven, clean and pure through 'forgiveness'. The memories and pains of that Hell your soul experianced in
life are gone. Same theory if you are rejected, except less warm and fuzzy feelings.
Take away forgiveness if not using a Judeo-Christian model here, or some religion that takes forgiveness into account.
So, I submit that we DO live in Hell... and Heaven, spiritually on a daily basis as we PHYSICALLY live on this Earth.