sfh822 asked this question on 4/13/2000:
I would like to know if anyone of you are worried that this particular interest is detrimental to whether or not you will go to heaven or hell,most people would say you are seeking spirit -ualism. Please respond a.s.a.p very interesting topic.
Moonie gave this response on 4/14/2000:
Sfh- Heaven and Hell are distinct to Christianity. Other religions do have something comparable, but it is to Christianity that Heaven and Hell belong. Most Wiccans believe in some form of "Otherworld". This would either be the Summerland, Avalon, a resting place of sorts between incarnations. Heaven and Hell were established by the early church in order to keep the flock under some level of control- If you live your life according to the Laws of the Church- you will be rewarded (Heaven) if you stray from their rules- you will be punished to eternal flames. This does have basis (as do most things in Christianity) in other religions. Very nearly every religion has a version of an Underworld- but in those religions the underworld is a place of ancestors and regeneration before coming back to this plane. Hope this helped- oh- and by the way- I have tried to live my life in the best way I can- I have no worries as to what will happen to me at my time of death...:) Namaste- Moonie
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