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> From: Jonathan Scott [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: March 19, 2004 3:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] My Five Favorite Fantasies
> >What will the future bring?  

I believe that my future will be glorious and wonderful. Much like my
past has been. But I can't really explain it as well as C.S. Lewis, so
I'll just quote him here:

"'Son,' he said, 'ye cannot in your present state understand eternity:
when Anodos looked through the door of the Timeless he brought no
message back. But ye can get some likeness of it if ye say that both
good and evil, when they are full grown, become retrospective. Not only
this valley but all their earthly past will have been Heaven to those
who are saved. Not only the twilight in that town, but all their life on
Earth too, will then be seen by the damned to have been Hell. That is
what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, "No
future bliss can make up for it," not knowing that Heaven, once
attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory. And
of some sinful pleasure they say "Let me have but this and I'll take the
consequences": little dreaming how damnation will spread back and back
into their past and contaminate the pleasure of the sin. Both processes
begin even before death. The good man's past begins to change so that
his forgiven sins and remembered sorrows take on the quality of Heaven:
the bad man's past already conforms to his badness and is filled only
with dreariness. And that is why, at the end of all things, when the sun
rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed
will say "We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven," and the Lost,
"We were always in Hell." And both will speak truly.'"

 --C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, p. 69.

I choose to always live in heaven.


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