Episode #9

Topics: Heaven and Hell, Bible school party games, Rapture Ready, Jack Wellman, Jessica Ahlquist

Download Episode 9 here


Recorded 07/04/2011    

Stat Ó the Week

Most Americans believe in Heaven, and think they’re going there… Less believe in Hell




Jessica Ahlquist needs to be afraid. She’s going to hell because of her atheist beliefs. God will ask her one day why she spoke out against the Father. And she won’t have any answers — she’ll just cower before her God.

 Read more: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90043496?ACLU%20sues%20Rhode%20Island%20school%20over%20prayer%20banner#ixzz1IrOhEWCq



The Three Surprises We’ll Find In Heaven

Dec 21st, 2009 by Jack Wellman

We have three big surprises that we’ll find in heaven once we get there. What are these three? They will, no doubt, surprise you.

Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/217729_the-three-surprises-well-find-in-heaven#ixzz1IrMQVFec





Heaven: In most religions, Heaven is a realm, either physical or transcendental in which people who have died continue to exist in an afterlife.

Heaven is often described as the holiest place, accessible by people according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith or other virtues.

Hell: In many religious traditions, Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict Hell as endless.

Religions with a cyclic history often depict Hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions located Hell under the Earth‘s external surface and often included entrances to Hell from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations included Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, Naraka, and Limbo.

 Crazy Talk



I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places  Mark Twain quotes


About woodelfman

Trainer, Speaker, Blogger, Consultant

8 responses to “Episode #9”

  1. kelltrill says :

    When the King Saved God. This is an article Christopher Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair.

    “An unbeliever argues that our language and culture are incomplete without a 400-year-old book—the King James translation of the Bible. Spurned by the Establishment, it really represents a triumph for rebellion and dissent.”

  2. kelltrill says :

    Could you post a link to that article you read about Bible Study games? It had me in stitches but I can’t find it.
    Also, I was under the impression that the Templeton Prize was awarded to scientists who say that religion and science are compatible rather than scientists who expressly ally themselves with a religion or lack thereof.

    • Basil says :

      Hi Kelly.

      ‘The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the Prize aims, in his words, to identify “entrepreneurs of the spirit”—outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine.’


      You could interpret it as the marriage of science and religion, which to me is the same a smixing oil and water.

    • Basil says :

      Straight from the Templeton site…

      One line reads: ‘The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.’

      I read it as ‘I believe there is a pink unicorn, hence I will find a scientist who also believes it and is willing to prove it with (dubious) fact.’

  3. murraybiscuit says :

    brian’s comment about measuring things in cubits being very important in heaven was classic.

    i suddenly had this picture of an israelite from x bc being magically transported to the current day new york.
    i can just imagine his response: “wow, heaven is far more impressive than i imagined”…

  4. murraybiscuit says :

    Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, and Mardi Gras) is a term used in English-speaking countries, especially the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia,[1] New Zealand, Philippines, and parts of the United States[2] for the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of fasting and prayer called Lent.

  5. Southern Skeptic says :

    Hi guys

    A nice lively episode, I liked it. As per usual, some comments follow per theme

    Bibles in the hotel room:
    The Atheist Experience guys play “Hide the Bible” with the bibles in the hotel rooms, which I think is classic. You find a good hiding place in the hotel room and stash the bible there. One of them said that he has recently been finding other bibles in good hiding spots.

    I’m looking forward to the next time I travel because I want to play too 🙂

    Gallup Poll:
    The people that believe in god but not in heaven are probably mostly Jewish.

    Templeton Prize:
    PZ Meyers regularly torpedoes the Templeton Prize on Pharyngula, he thinks they suck big time 🙂

    Telling kids about hell:
    Forget christians that tell their kids about hell. What about Christians that tell MY kids about hell? My children go to a school with a “Christian ethos” – (BTW – they LIE!), and I live in dread of the fight that we are going to have the first time that one of those teachers tells my child they are going to hell.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: