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Soc250 Feb 911 Notes on the social genesis of hell and heaven The Appeals of Heaven Pie in the Sky, when you die? Feuerbach: Heaven is the key to the deepest mysteries of religion As an ideological stabilization mechanism? All is made right in the afterlife, thus tolerating what is wrong in this life? Cf. Marxist critiques: promise of heaven in the sky sanctions hell (exploitation, oppression) on the earth To offer consolation for suffering, with the promise of amends pr justice in the life to come Afterlife beliefs are regulative for worldly existence: endure poverty, oppression, injustice, inequality, presecution, ascetic renunciation. Earth is a different place, when I lies between a heaven and a hell Is heaven a place? Or a state of mind or heart? Chinese proverb: Heaven and hell within the heart Jesus:the kingdom of god is within you Major differences between popular views -> theological or philosophical Axial Age (c. 800 BCE 200 BCE) Karl Jaspers concept (Achsenzeit) for
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