posted on 12/11/2009 9:32:54 AM PST
To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...
And for the benefit of those who may have missed the previous thread, here is a link to the testimony of a medical dentist who has experienced and returned.
Gloria Polo died after being terribly burned by a lightning bolt on May 5, 1995 in Bogotá, Colombia; she was judged, and then came back to life. This is her testimony.
The Testimony of Gloria Polo
posted on 12/11/2009 9:35:41 AM PST
("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
Hell is not the kind of thing that we would make up in order to alleviate the hardships of this life. Why? Because hell is worse than sickness and hell is even worse than death. So hell doesnt fit very nicely into Freuds wish-fulfillment scheme.,
Sure it does. Our sense of justice would be unfulfilled if great evil-doers got to enjoy heaven just like people who were good. And while Christianity teaches that forgiveness is possible for even great evil-doers, it requires true repentance and acknowledgement of the evil, and accepting that Somebody Else volunteered to pay the price.
If Hitler and Stalin and casual tormenters and murderers could just waltz into heaven, it would rankle us horribly on earth.
posted on 12/11/2009 9:45:13 AM PST
posted on 12/11/2009 10:09:52 AM PST
Several years ago when I used to be a Hospital Chaplain, I got into a discussion with one of the nurses who believed in reincarnation. She told me that whether I knew it or not or believed it or not, I was going to be reincarnated. I told her that I believe the Bible and Jesus said that only through Him could we acquire eternal life. I asked her if she knew what logic was and she said yes. So I said, If you are right, I have no risk by my belief as I will be reincarnated whether I like it or not BUT what if I am right and only through Christ are we saved? Logically , I’m sitting a little better off, don’t you think? She didn’t want to talk about it any more.
posted on 12/11/2009 10:11:30 AM PST
by fish hawk
(It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
Thanks, a fine and illuminating read.
posted on 12/11/2009 10:14:32 AM PST
posted on 12/11/2009 10:37:03 AM PST
To: NYer; All
posted on 12/11/2009 12:21:37 PM PST
(All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
Illumination comes from the frequent
use of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. You no longer require "proof," as Christ's Body in the Holy Sacramental Eucharist
is proof enough indeed. (If an athlete wants to take part in a marathon, he needs to run frequently and train properly to win that race. --Same thing applies to Christians or those seeking.)
Rosary recitation is also beneficial to everyone,
even those who are not Catholic, as an aid to help understand her Son's "plan" for all of us.
The Rosary Online
posted on 12/11/2009 12:47:35 PM PST
("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
D’Souza is a treasure. Love, love, love him.
posted on 12/11/2009 1:59:43 PM PST
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