Friday, June 07, 2013

Theological conundrum of the day

Serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker" for his murderous rampage in southern California in 1984 and 1985, died this morning of liver failure.

Ramirez was an avowed Satanist, which raises the question: if there's an afterlife, is he in hell now? If he is, isn't that heaven to him? So shouldn't he go to heaven, his hell, instead? If that happened, though, wouldn't that make heaven hell for those in heaven, for whom heaven was previously heaven and is now hell?

At times like this, it's almost comforting to imagine that we're just for the worms.

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