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Afterlife and Catholicism

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by Sixthsense, May 8, 2017.

  1. Sixthsense

    Sixthsense New Member

    Catholics believe that after death there is either heaven, hell or purgatory. Does this reconcile with the experiences of mediums and people studying the afterlife?
  2. mac

    mac Staff Member

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  3. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Heh - our beloved Mac is a man of few words!

    I would answer your question in a bit more detail:

    Nothing that Catholics believe about death or the afterlife has any evidence for it whatsoever.
  4. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Thank you adding to my simplest of answers, Roberta. ;) My approach now is that less is more. :D
  5. Widdershins3

    Widdershins3 Active Member

    I was raised Roman Catholic, but longed from early childhood for a place exactly like what the Spiritualists call "the Summerland." The priests and nuns taught about a heaven that was completely meaningless and unattractive to me, so I began taking long solitary walks at a very young age to the nearby woods and to the beautiful upscale neighborhoods in my hometown. It had the same feel there that my paradise had: really wonderful big old trees, deep grass starred with flowers and beds full of every kind of blooming shrub you can imagine. The peace there was palpable, unlike in the poor neighborhood where we lived. So I rejected the Church's teachings about heaven very early on.
  6. poeticblue

    poeticblue member

    Lol.. Well I'm not quite sure about that ...... but he is definitely loved. :p
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  7. Sixthsense

    Sixthsense New Member

    But there are visions in Catholicism in relation to Jesus and Mary. Maybe they come from a different place to Summerland?
  8. mac

    mac Staff Member

    And maybe they come from the minds of the adherents to Roman Catholicism? Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer chance.

    You can believe what you're expected to believe, in line with the expectations of whichever mainstream religion you subscribe to. Or you can be a free-thinker who makes her/his own mind up.
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  9. Sixthsense

    Sixthsense New Member

    And we can also say summerland etc is coming from the minds of mediums. I am a medium also, and am not sure where the message is coming from exactly, but some spirits seem to be in an awful place.
  10. mac

    mac Staff Member

    If you can't determine the source of your messages, if you don't understand who are sending them, you might want to question how reliable/authentic those messages are....

    And if some of your contacts are (quote) "in an awful place" what does it tell you?

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