Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] College Question: Hell?
- Mike H wrote:
>One student wrote the following:Rudolf Steiner once pointed out that the notion of the soul going to
>First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So
>we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the
>rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume
>that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no
>souls are leaving.
Heaven or Hell to spend all eternity there, depending upon one's
conduct in this one and only physical life, originated with
Aristotle, at least what Western theology is concerned. Aristotle
also stipulated that each individual soul, or entelechy or
life-kernal, is created for the first time at each conception, thus
excluding any notion of pre-existence.
If we take into account the possibility that Aristotle and Rudolf
Steiner were the same individuality and that the Doctor was cognizant
of this, it's interesting to observe his critique of his own ancient ideas.
>As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the differentThat's one central appeal in all monotheistic religions. It's called
>religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions
>state if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.
HFTO - Hell For The Others. Statistics show that religious programs
with a strong element of HFTO recruit much more effectively than
systems with low HFTO. People just love it when their theological and
political opponents and other non-members suffer eternal perdition
with no hope.
>Since there is more than one of these religions and since people doThat's where all the swingers are. No fun in Heaven. Heaven is for
>not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls
>go to Hell.
bores, for square fundies, eternal ice tea, prayer meetings and Bible
classes. Sunday every day, sunshine all the time, people always
smiling 24/7 gotta drive you nuts. Heaven is Hell, and the place they
call Hell is fun. The heat is something you adjust to, and shovelling
coal gives you muscles and makes you gorgeous. Of course Hell is hot,
that's how it's supposed to be.
>With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number ofThey're gonna have to build a wall to keep people out of hell; it's
>souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
getting too popular.
>Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell becauseJust start a war against Heaven then, to steal some of their territory.
>Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in
>Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand
>proportionately as souls are added.
>This gives two possibilities:The increased heat will pressure the residents into an expansive war
>1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which
>souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will
>increase until all Hell breaks loose.
for more lebensraum. Sounds like fun. No doubt George W Bush will be there.
>2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of soulsIn the latter case, all that is needed is a promotional campaign for
>in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
>So which is it?
Hell, so more people will sign up for entry.
>If we accept the postulate given to me by Theresa during my FreshmanIt depends upon who is ruling at the moment - Lucifer is hot and
>year that "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,"
>and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night,
>then number 2 must be true...and thus I am sure Hell is exothermic
>and has already frozen over.
Ahriman is cold. Perhaps they're working shifts. Just like global
warming may have something to do with an increased influence by Lucy
while Ahri is too busy preparing his incarnation.
>The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, itHmmmm.... Seems to me that Theresa is in danger of being punished for
>follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore,
>extinct...leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a
>divine being which explains why, last night, Theresa kept shouting,
>"Oh my God."
her sexual escapades by having to spend eternity in that boring place
Heaven. Poor Theresa!