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Posted inComedy

Pac-Man = Purgatory? Yes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes What happens to arcade game characters when they die?  It’s not the stupidest question ever asked (that honor goes to “But what about her emails?”) and it’s well within the normal parameters of people who get paid to sit around pondering how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. Given that theology […]

Posted inMeaning & Purpose

There is a secular afterlife

Reading Time: 4 minutes My family church here in Indonesia offers an online Bible study. One day, at my parents’ request, I helped them navigate to the page. The theme of the day was “Being brave facing death.” In support, a common proverb was offered: urip mung mampir ngombe—”Life is just stopping by to drink.” The proverb invites us […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Understanding eternity (Hint: It’s a very long time)

Reading Time: 2 minutes OnlySky · Understanding eternity (Hint: It’s a very long time) Whether you are a heaven-and-hell-believing evangelical or a Christian universalist (where everyone gets saved), you’ll have some kind of belief in a transcendent soul living in some situation for eternity. But eternity is a very long time. Problematically so. People often seem to defend billionaires […]

Posted inUncategorized

Is Bugs Bunny in Heaven?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here is another guest piece from Dana Horton, who is interested in secular spirituality. There are some questions that could be raised from this, as I add below. Over to Dana: Is Bugs Bunny in Heaven? (Reading time 3 minutes) Last week we had a great time talking about evil and suffering, and whether these […]

Posted inUncategorized

Christianity and the Afterlife – Post Jesus and Paul

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following his previous two-piece on the afterlife, looking at the claims of Jesus and Paul, Dana Horton guest posts the continuation of that theme in this next one. Thanks, as ever, to Dana: Christianity and the Afterlife — Post Jesus and Paul Many of us were raised in the western Christian culture with the belief […]

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