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To: Uncle Ralph

Nice thoughts, but what makes you think that?

43 posted on 06/23/2008 7:22:40 AM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: TheBattman; BuckeyeForever; Antique Gal; PLD; One_who_hopes_to_know; Reaganesque; All
I wrote, in 8:

"Thanks, Mr. George Carlin, for all the laughs. Somehow I know you’ll keep ‘em angels gigglin’ where you’re going."

To which 13 replied:

"... I doubt he ever thought he would go to an imaginary heaven or see imaginary angels."

To which I replied in 15:

"I knows it was angels I heard tonight cuz worms got no sense of humor at-all."

Later, 33 said:

"An atheist does not go to Heaven!!"

And 43 asked me:

"Nice thoughts, but what makes you think that?"

To which I reply:

In particular because of the quality of laughter that his vinyl recording brought me during a trying time in 1973 -- in particular, the bit about why it's handy that snot should be camouflage green and not florescent pink. I have it on good authority that there are angels who made note of the moment.

As for the other, I don't believe in atheists. An atheist can no more be than a soap bubble can without air. And even if I thought I had prophetic powers, and understood all mysteries and all knowledge, and had all faith, so as to remove mountains, I would not presume to concern myself with the quality of someone else's afterlife or personal relationship with the LORD. That's not my bailiwick. I've my own to tend to -- and that's an effort that calls for all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. And as if that wasn't enough, I am reminded that in my free time I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself! Goll-lee. Yet it seems there are some who hold that God hasn't got a sense of humor. Oh well. Not my bailiwick.

Numbers 6:24-26

51 posted on 06/23/2008 9:55:03 AM PDT by Uncle Ralph ("Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better." -- Robert Frost)
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