Sunday, December 25, 2005

314 The Barbara Walters Special on Heaven

So far, I haven't come across anyone who watched her special on December 20, nor did I see any comments in the paper last week. Did it bomb? I mean, if someone wanted to know about heaven, would she ask Barbara?

"“Although Barbara Walters’s intent should be commended, her content should not. She confused rather than clarified the issue by giving equal weight to popular authors, near-death experiences, movie stars, religious teachers and pastors. She merely surveyed various opinions in a show that should have been titled, ‘Heaven: Have It Your Way.’" BP News

Last March I took one of those Internet "A quiz of cat lovers" and learned I was going to cat lady heaven. So I wrote this.

"I'm going to "cat lady heaven" because I treat a small mammal with fur and whiskers and a crooked tail well. It's a cute quiz, and fortunately I already know I'm going to heaven, but not because of my cat, and not because of anything I've done right.

Actually, I'm not sure of the preposition to use, whether heaven is up, over, in, around or through. Scripture is rather vague about that. In an odd turn of events, the earth, the country, the towns that we know so well are what is transitory, and the Christian's real citizenship is in heaven. (Keep that in mind flag-wavers.) Space and time is something we only need on earth, so I suppose the preposition really doesn't matter--heaven is where God dwells and "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." (Rev. 21:3,4) In order for heaven to have no tears and sorrow, maybe you'll need to have your cat or dog--I'm sure it can be arranged."

3 comments:

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I didn't get to watch this program but a few people I know did, but didn't have too much to say positive about it.

I tried to post a comment on your blog the other day and for some reason it refused to let me!!!

Jane_of_art said...

I wondered about that show...never watched it. I am glad to know you know where you are going; being Lutheran fits you in more way than one. Don't worry when you find out that Catholics are correct...you'll be up there b/c of our teaching about invincible ignorance...forgive me. I am just having fun. Big holiday hug for Norma...she called me a Saint...she's already turning Catholic! I'll meet you in the Cat Lady section, they'll know us by our fur covered sweaters.*sung to tune of Christian soldiers)

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