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Old 11-22-2004, 07:00 PM   #16
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I think it was Jean Paul Sartre that sais "Hell is other people" that statement is even more interesting

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:14 PM   #17
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"Without Jesus Christ the world would not exist, for it should needs be either that it would be destroyed or be a hell."

--Blaise Paschal

Just one person's opinion from a few centuries ago, but I find a deep wisdom in it, despite the fact that its overt religiosity might turn some off. I hear in it both an honest take on the reality of suffering in this world and also a strong measure of hope.

I don't think it's up to us to make earth heaven or hell (unless by 'making' we just mean which colored glass we're looking through at a given time), but rather we are to reach out and lift the eyes of those around us to hope...hope for human dignity...hope for a future...if such a hope is, in fact, to be found. But, like the words in "Walk On," hope comes from a "place that has to be believed to be seen."

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Old 11-22-2004, 09:28 PM   #18
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There are more than a few hellish places on earth.

Can heaven exist while hell exists, or do they require eachother.

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