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"Heaven. Where Is It? How Do We Get There" (Barbara Walters will tell us how- on ABC)
Assist News ^ | 12-10-05 | Jeremy Reynalds

Posted on 12/13/2005 4:06:17 PM PST by emiller

An upcoming ABC TV special promises to take an in depth look at the subject of heaven.

Anchored by Barbara Walters, and titled “Heaven. Where Is It? How Do We Get There?” a news release from ABC says the program will explore the meaning of heaven with religious leaders of the major faiths, scientists, people who say they believe in heaven because they’ve been there, and celebrities who are vocal about their beliefs. Show producers even talk with terrorists.

According to the news release, Walters takes viewers on a journey around the world – to India, Israel and throughout the United States. She interviews people of different religious and scientific beliefs, each with strong opinions about the afterlife. They discuss their visions of heaven, what happens to the body, and why it is important to believe in heaven.

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KEYWORDS: abcnews; afterlife; babawawa; god; heaven; nde
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I feel safe now. Barbara will help us.
1 posted on 12/13/2005 4:06:19 PM PST by emiller
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To: emiller

As if Barbara knows.


2 posted on 12/13/2005 4:08:15 PM PST by madison10
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To: emiller

with Barbara Walters? Sounds more like hell.


3 posted on 12/13/2005 4:09:00 PM PST by Nihil Obstat
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To: emiller

Oh Bwwabwa, Pwease tell us.....she is an idiot...but heaven is real, no matter the Deoratic spin on it.


4 posted on 12/13/2005 4:09:31 PM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: Nihil Obstat

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything expensive... LOL.


5 posted on 12/13/2005 4:11:32 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: emiller

George Felos and Michael Schiavo will be her special guests.

6 posted on 12/13/2005 4:11:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: emiller

I heard this promo on TV today and laughed out loud. The commercial was so serious and truly sounded like, "ABC is going to reveal to you the deep, dark, hidden secret of how to get into heaven." Who can only imagine what this garbage will be about.


7 posted on 12/13/2005 4:11:47 PM PST by AUJenn
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To: emiller

Thank G!d for Baba Wawa( SNL *sic*)


8 posted on 12/13/2005 4:11:56 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: emiller
Show producers even talk with terrorists.

Seance?

9 posted on 12/13/2005 4:13:05 PM PST by silent_jonny
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To: emiller
Yes, 'heaven'. One woid Babwa will be able to pwonounce cowectly!
10 posted on 12/13/2005 4:14:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: All

11 posted on 12/13/2005 4:16:08 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: silent_jonny

Show producers even talk with terrorists.
Seance?

no the DNC


12 posted on 12/13/2005 4:17:15 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: emiller

Can ya get cinnamon toast and free republic in heaven?


13 posted on 12/13/2005 4:18:55 PM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: emiller

Her conclusion will be that all roads lead to heaven.


15 posted on 12/13/2005 4:19:52 PM PST by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: emiller

16 posted on 12/13/2005 4:20:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Nihil Obstat

Heaven: Not having to watch network TV or news. At least while I am here.


17 posted on 12/13/2005 4:20:13 PM PST by CT
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To: emiller

Does Barbara talk like Elmer Fudd or does Elmer Fudd talk like Barbara?


18 posted on 12/13/2005 4:21:21 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: emiller

Is it true that it was Wahwah who ordered a hit on Gilda Radner?!


19 posted on 12/13/2005 4:23:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: emiller

If you have to ask Barbara..... Well, you know the rest.


20 posted on 12/13/2005 4:24:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: emiller

NPR did a piece just like this last month IIRC...


21 posted on 12/13/2005 4:24:49 PM PST by mosquitobite (As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.)
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To: emiller

This is Babbah Wah Wah with an intewesting weport. Tonite, How do we get to Heaven.......


22 posted on 12/13/2005 4:24:52 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: RalphRalphenstein

IB4TZOT!


23 posted on 12/13/2005 4:25:44 PM PST by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: WyCoKsRepublican

Always love it when libs seek the "ultimate truth." I was always waiting for Clinton's Bible to flame up as he carried it to church


24 posted on 12/13/2005 4:26:30 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: emiller

Traffic - "Heaven Is In Your Mind"

You ride on the swing in and out of the bars
Capturing moments of life in a jar
Playing with children, acting as stars
Guiding your visions to heaven
And heaven is in your mind
Take extra care not to lose what you feel
The apple you're eating is simple and real
So water the flowers that grow at you heel
Guiding your visions to heaven
And heaven is in your mind



25 posted on 12/13/2005 4:26:49 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: emiller

Liberals cannot really distinguish Christian faith with other beliefs. They think that since this is 'holiday season', it's appropriate to put anything related to religious beliefs. After all, they're all 'spiritual'. That their coverage may actually offend Christians who are celebrating Christmas is beyond their understanding.


26 posted on 12/13/2005 4:28:23 PM PST by paudio (Is it OK to say Merry Christmas to you...?)
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To: emiller


Now why do I think that the name Jesus will not come up.


27 posted on 12/13/2005 4:29:16 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: emiller

Uh, huh. Babs, you're going to need both hands and a flashlight, dear. Look in the last place you were and work backwards.


28 posted on 12/13/2005 4:29:23 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: paudio
Liberals cannot really distinguish Christian faith with other beliefs. They think that since this is 'holiday season', it's appropriate to put anything related to religious beliefs. After all, they're all 'spiritual'. That their coverage may actually offend Christians who are celebrating Christmas is beyond their understanding.

Let's be fair here... Christmas is when it is so that it could eclipse the pagan holidays that surrounded the winter solstice.

29 posted on 12/13/2005 4:32:07 PM PST by bikepacker67
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To: emiller

30 posted on 12/13/2005 4:35:29 PM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: bikepacker67

Yes. And Christians need to be reminded again and again during Christmas time...


31 posted on 12/13/2005 4:36:29 PM PST by paudio (Is it OK to say Merry Christmas to you...?)
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To: SouthernFreebird
...and when he was on the Cross "Tonight you will be with me in paradise".

We know the way, and all we have to do is accept him as our Lord and Savior.

32 posted on 12/13/2005 4:36:35 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: emiller

I would like to solicit Freeper comment on a question I have about Heaven.

As Christians, we often talk about a dead relative who is now in a "better place", up in Heaven watching over us.

But doesn't the Bible say that we wait until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ before we are brought to our final judgement, and then to either Heaven or Hell?

Is Grandma up there now, or is she still waiting?


33 posted on 12/13/2005 4:39:11 PM PST by RobFromGa (Polls are for people who can't think for themselves.)
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To: SouthernFreebird

No, I think you're wrong there. I think she's going to have the dahlai lama on, and she's going to read John 14:6 to him-- “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

And then she's going to tell him to go back to the heathens and repent. "Turn or burn"- she'll yell as he skulks out. No really... I saw a clip...


34 posted on 12/13/2005 4:39:50 PM PST by emiller
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To: paudio
And Christians need to be reminded again and again during Christmas time...

Let's put it this way...

This time of year has naturally enticed the human heart (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) in that it promises a new beginning (days finally not getting shorter)

I'm all for the binding nature of that hope realized.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Joyous Festivus!
We're all humans, and we all love the return of the Sun (Son)

35 posted on 12/13/2005 4:41:35 PM PST by bikepacker67
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To: mombonn
Her conclusion will be that all roads lead to heaven.

No doubt about that mombonn!

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Who ya gonna believe America, Jesus or Barbara Wah-wah???

36 posted on 12/13/2005 4:43:13 PM PST by Walkin Man
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To: RobFromGa

All believers arrive in Heaven at the same time. The thief next to Jesus who dies with Him was promised he'd be there "this day". So if you dies as a believer today, you'd arrive in heaven on the day you died, and say it was 2005. Someone arriving from 1713 would swear it was 1713.

As for nonbelievers, they don't have it so good. Jesus told about the rich man and Lazarus-- Lazurus a beggar waited in paradise, while the evil rich nonbeliever wasted away in torment.

If your Granma was a believer-- good for her. She's "sleeping" as Jesus would put it. She'll awake and be resurrected when jesus comes at the rapture, before the Tribulation. If she wasn't a believer in Jesus.... it's hard to put a good spin on it. I hope she was.


37 posted on 12/13/2005 4:44:07 PM PST by emiller
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To: emiller

"So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald...striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one--big hitter, the Lama--long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? 'Gunga galunga...gunga, gunga-galunga.' So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."

--Carl Spackler, "Caddyshack"


38 posted on 12/13/2005 4:44:26 PM PST by RichInOC ("...bark like a dog for me...bark like a dog...I will show you the meaning of the word 'respect'.")
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To: emiller

"I feel safe now. Barbara will help us."

Do not mock the Barbara. She has deadly and profound journalist powers and will smite you with one flick of her elitist pen as she rides into town on a fearsome beast they call Starr Jones.


39 posted on 12/13/2005 4:45:15 PM PST by Mordacious
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To: emiller

Wow, pardon the "dies" typos. I type way too fast.... I mean "died" times 2. ha ha I type with 2 fingers-- much to fast...


40 posted on 12/13/2005 4:45:43 PM PST by emiller
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To: emiller
I'm waiting for Baba to sit down and let Katie Couric interview her. It's about time she told us all about herself.

Meow.

41 posted on 12/13/2005 4:46:59 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: emiller

So, according to the Bible, I am right that when people say things like "Grandma is looking down on us now from a better place" (assuming she was born again), they are stating something that is incorrect? Saem with Tookie being in Hell as we speak?

The reward and punishment are deferred. (Of course, time has no meaning for the dead so they can't tell)


42 posted on 12/13/2005 4:49:19 PM PST by RobFromGa (Polls are for people who can't think for themselves.)
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To: RichInOC

buhhahahaha! Bill Murry is a comedic genius!


43 posted on 12/13/2005 4:49:33 PM PST by Walkin Man
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To: RichInOC

"Oh Mrs. Crane, you're a little monkey woman. Yeah, you're lean, mean, and I bet you're not too far in between are ya. How'd you like to wrap your spikes around my..."

Great tagline :)


44 posted on 12/13/2005 4:51:24 PM PST by Mordacious
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To: emiller

Well, depends upon whom she asks. According to muslims the more non-muslims you kill, you'll not only get comp'd into heaven, but you'll be handed six dozen virgins to boot.

Now, if those virgins are comparable to some of the choices Clinton's made in "selecting" women, then some might construe that to be hell. So perspective may be a factor here.


45 posted on 12/13/2005 4:51:33 PM PST by Fruitbat
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To: emiller; martin_fierro; Lazamataz

I don't know where it is; I just know that I'm supposed to meet five people there...


46 posted on 12/13/2005 4:51:34 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: RobFromGa

I think the phrase "looking down on us" is just for us-- the living. To make us feel better. From your Grandma's perspective, the time from her death (when she closed her eyes) to the time she "comes to" in her new body (if she is a Christian), will be an instant. A twinkling of an eye. And she'll have no memories of how she dies, or of any pain she experienced. The Bible teaches Jesus "wipes every tear away" aka- he wipes our painful memories. The Bible says that the old will not be brought to mind or remembered. That's great, because I'm carrying around stuff from the third grade- ha ha


47 posted on 12/13/2005 4:54:08 PM PST by emiller
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To: emiller

Thanks, that's what I thought.


48 posted on 12/13/2005 4:55:29 PM PST by RobFromGa (Polls are for people who can't think for themselves.)
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To: AUJenn

Kinda like how Peter Jennings proved Jesus was nothing more than just a man. Wonder where he's wandering now?


49 posted on 12/13/2005 5:00:22 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: emiller
All you awesome Freepers..thank you so much..I can always count on all of you to make me spray my computer screen with red wine! Keys and all! hahahahaaha
50 posted on 12/13/2005 5:01:38 PM PST by ladiesview61
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