Thursday 25 March 2010

Living in Limbo?

Ever wondered if we are actaully dead, and that the world we are living in is something like limbo?

Imagine if, Earth as we know it, is the middle world, and that the real world is something like Hell, and the afterlife is something like Heaven.

It just occured to me that people on Earth live with so many regrets that they keep trying to make up for. So wouldn't it be logical, for Hell to be the place where we make all the mistakes, Earth to be the place where we learn from our mistakes, and Heaven to be the place where we no longer make mistakes? Makes sense to me.

So I guess, if this were true, we'd have three lives. Gives a whole new perspective on the phrase "third time lucky" doesn't it? It also makes that phrases make more rational sense, don't you think?

Hmm, I reluctantly write this, because I know there are a lot of people who are very religious, but I just thought it would make an interesting topic of conversation. Despite me not believing in any religion in particular, I'm very spiritual. I believe there is SOMETHING out there, but not sure what.

So what do you think? Have you ever thought about alternative scenarios like this?


  1. I think that is a great story idea. I also think it truly is a spiritual thought. For me anyway, it fits in very nicely with christian beliefs.

  2. I think that's what makes us writers. We allow ourselves to "go there."

  3. Yeah, could be third time's the charm...or three strikes and you're out. Yin or yang?

  4. Shannon: Yes, I had thought about that (it being a good story idea), but wouldn't really work with women's fiction I don't think :) Really it fits in with Christian beliefs? Wow, sorry I'm a little naive about religion ...

    Elana: So true!

    Mary: Let's go for three strikes and your out! :)

  5. You might be onto something regarding the Christian perspective. Ties in with the trinity concept. :-) and also fits with the Wiccan Rede - law of 3. Universally there's something going on with 3's.

  6. Rebecca: That's interesting. Hmmm .. might have to go and do a little research. You've inspired me! :)

  7. Love the post. I'm not religious either but do believe in god and am spiritual. Gets me in trouble living in the Bible belt of the south but oh well, I'm comfortable with it.

  8. AlliAllo ~
    Hmmm... Well, that's not too far removed from my beliefs.

    I do not believe in Heaven and hell as places, but as states of consciousness. And Earth is - as you said - "the place where we learn from our mistakes." I think of Earth as a big school where many students in a variety of grades or classes have come together to learn together (that is when we're not raping, robbing, and murdering each other - but then even THAT is a learning experience).

    It's true that some people choose to make a "hell" of their earthly schoolyard, but ultimately, I think the Heavenly and hellish states reflect personal consciousness of reality and universal law.

    We don't seem to be too far off in our thinking on this.

    ~ McMe
    "As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11

  9. Carter: Oh that must be an interesting environment. :)

    Stephen: Love your take on this. Very interesting. Btw - if you would like to call me by my name, it's Jessica. But by all means, keep calling me AlliAllo- I quite like it! :)

  10. It is that. I get lots of sermons and pitying glances as people tell me I'm going to hell because I don't believe what they do. I have to admit I am a little evil and have been known to throw out, 'You know the Bible IS just a book written by a bunch of me?" That one always causes a stir, although the ones it upsets haven't even read it, can't debate it and don't follow it's teachings. They are what I like to call "Christians for Show". But that being said, they aren't like that, I have many great Christian friends(some even ministers) who truly believe in their religion, yet don't judge others for believing diferently.

  11. I understand you completely, Carter. I too believe that the true believers of a religion will accept everybody for who they are. Nicely said.

  12. i was raised "religeously" and am still trying to shake off that dead monkey on my back. consider myself a bit spiritual and believe i'm already signed in to heaven. just haven't got there yet:) i smoke and drink and to many religeous people i'm still a sinner. bottom line is, that's what grace is all about.

    it doesn't matter to me what you think of me or what others think of me. all that matters is who He says i am. HIS

  13. Nicely said Bud! And too right!


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