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[2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:24 pm
by Tony
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/life-philosophy

Just to underscore the punchline, no less a figure than Saint Thomas Aquinas asserted this claim about seeing Hell from Heaven in his Summa Theologica:
In order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned...

Wow.

Re: [2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:15 am
by J Arthur
A periscope is used to look around. If you want to look from above you need an episcope.

Re: [2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:26 pm
by Tony
Episcope is used to refer to the ecclesiastical polity of churches which are governed locally by bishops. From the Latin episcopus ("bishop") by way of the Greek episkopos ("overseer"). Boy, that wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be.

Re: [2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:42 pm
by Destructicus
J Arthur wrote:A periscope is used to look around. If you want to look from above you need an episcope.

Do Episcopalians believe they each get access to an episcope in heaven for precisely this purpose?

Re: [2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:22 pm
by Tony
Destructicus wrote:
J Arthur wrote:A periscope is used to look around. If you want to look from above you need an episcope.

Do Episcopalians believe they each get access to an episcope in heaven for precisely this purpose?

I think they generally believe that Heaven will have a whole tier of adult-access TV channels devoted to 24-7 coverage of the tortures of the damned.

Re: [2017-11-16] Life Philosophy

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:16 am
by xyz
"Chauvinistic presentism" was basically George Orwell's personal outlook, going by The Road to Wigan Pier.