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A “One’s relationship to and attitude toward the Earth is a function of one’s religion. If you believe that life is not a dress rehearsal, then you want heaven on earth. If you believe that life is a dress rehearsal, then you do not necessarily want heaven on earth. The Earth is only a rental. Sort of like a summer beach house that you rent for a week and you take more than pictures and leave more than foot prints.”
B “Take a few pillow cases and leave a few holes in the wall. I describe it as the Earth as a cosmic doormat. And if you have already made it on Earth and are of a stingy nature, you may not want to allow others to immanentize the Eschaton.”
A “The Pope gets it. He believes in an Eschaton and also wants to allow others to immanentize the Eschaton. Heaven on Earth and Earth on Heaven.”
B “What if you find that you get in the next life what you left in this life. Not only can you take it with you, you will take it with you. Mother Nature’s O. Henry twist to the story.”
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[See the e-commentary at Immanentize The Eschaton: Move To Sunny Somalia (December 20, 2010).]
Bumper sticker of the week:
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.