Atheist Nomads Episode 21 – The Hereafter

Recorded on 02/17/13 for release on 02/21/13





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FEATURE – Life after death

Abrahamic Religions

  • Christianity – From most to least grotesque
    • Catholic
      • Dualist
      • Heaven if you’re really good
      • Purgatory if you’re mostly a good Christian
      • Hell for the wicked/unbaptized
    • Mainstream Protestant
      • Dualist
      • Predestination or free will
      • Heaven or hell at death or the second coming
    • Mormons
      • Dualist
      • Celestial Kingdom – The most heavenly, only for those who have lived upto the ordinances and covenants
        • Highest degree – only for those sealed in celestial marriage, get to become gods
        • Two lower degrees – likely become angels
      • Terrestrial Kingdom – For good people who don’t qualify for the celestial kingdom
      • Telestial Kingdom – Those who have not accepted Christ, 1000 years of spirit prision
    • Seventh-day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses
      • Monist
      • “Soul sleep” at death
      • Righteous go to heaven at the second coming
      • The wicked are raised, judged, and destroyed
  • Islam
    • Dualist – nafs
    • Predestinarian
    • Resurrection
    • The good, including Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Sabians go to heaven
    • The wicked get severe pain and shame
  • Judaism
    • Probably a bodily resurrection
    • People will get what’s coming to them

Eastern Religions, neoplatonism, Gnosticism, paganism, Kabbalah (Jewish), Cathars (Christian), Alawi Shias (Muslim), Druze, Rosicrucians

  • Dualistic
  • Reincarnation
  • Karma
  • Release

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    • Nina on February 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Awesome show, guys. Dustin, I think you would have made an awesome pastor, or whatever Adventist call it. But then I would have never heard of you. Made a few purchases from Amazon to support you guys… before I listened to your wonderful ode to pornography. *roll eyes*

    1. Thank you for the kind words. Yes, Adventists do call them pastors. I spent two summers working with churches in that kind of role and a year as the dorm chaplain in college. You’re probably right that I would have made a decent pastor, if not for that dang brain of mine. I just might have to share this comment on the next show.

    • Nina on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Just want to defend Iceland a bit. Iceland is an incredibly feminist, forward thinking country so not surprised they are concerned about pornography’s exploitation of women. But they are also a European country, so much of their porn features poorer women who are sex slaves from Eastern European countries. So when it comes to porn, look for the “Made in the USA” label!

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