Social Genesis of Hell and Heaven

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7 Feb 2012
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Hell a divinely or cosmically sanctioned place of torment either temporary or eternal for wrong-doers, the unrighteous, non- believers, etc . The meaning problem of death: a terminus (the epicureans when death is, you no longer are. We are an animal that contemplates our own pending demise . Death anxiety is a deep current in the history of our species our strong sense of selfhood renders our personal fates of urgent concern death invariably raises speculative interests . All known societies and cultures establish complex social arrangement for dealing with death and for removing its potentially destabilizing consequences. Netherworld or underworld the deceased pass below to a dark, dusty place, and participate in some form of ghostly quasi-existence of half-life as shades, phantoms. Not to be confused with hell this is before. Life on earth is vastly superior, the true or real life death is therefore lamented.

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