Re: virus: Pascal's wager

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 20:05:23 -0500

At 04:55 PM 10/14/97 CST+6CDT, you wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 15:40:43 -0500
>> To:
>> From: Brett Lane Robertson <>
>> Subject: Re: virus: Pascal's wager
>> Reply-to:
>> What about his speaking to the thief on the cross: This day thou
>> shalt be with me in paradise. (oh, I'm speaking in parables to you
>> by the way oh boy, just to making your dying easier). I don't think
>> so. The rest of the scriptures just don't bear you out. Chardin
>> List,
>> What is this discussion about? If Chardin is trying to show that
>> Jesus believed in a heaven and therefore there can't be
>> reincarnation; then, providing for a heaven doesn't rule out
>> reincarnation. Am I missing something here?
>> Brett
>Bret, I believe that Tim had just made the point that Jesus was not at all
>in an after life--"didn't give a hoot". So was Tim trying to make the
>point for reincarnation by that statement? I don't think so. He
>says Jesus "didn't give a hoot" for an afterlife--I say that His statement
>to the thief on the cross shows that He did give a hoot, and gave
>more than that I might add. But the list can read the whole account
>and decide for themselves.


Based just on what you say above, I would agree with you that Jesus Did
"give a hoot" about an afterlife.


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