Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What heaven has in store..

Eternal rewards for Muslims might include dates, pomegranates, non sin-inducing wine, and everlasting peace. Norse pagans look forward to freshly slaughtered boar and daily warrior fights. Mahayana Buddhists anticipate the music of birds, and trees hung with precious jewels.

Greek polytheists may find eternal sunshine, music, drinks, singing, dancing, and wrestling. Christians envision eternal life and becoming Godlike. Egyptian polytheists, more down home in taste, hope for feasts, boating, and checkers.

From Lapham's Quarterly, Winter 2010

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