Poor judgment (and language) about Judgment Day

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 21 18:45:26 UTC 2011

Judgment Day is beyond time. That's how it works.

The dead, past and present, are /were/ will be judged right "now," if that
idea has any relevance to Eternity.

And theologians will tell you it doesn't.

When it comes to Eternity, even the laws of deduction could be wrong, if
that's how Eternity rolls.  Ask a theologian.


On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Robin Hamilton <
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

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> Poster:       Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Poor judgment (and language) about Judgment Day
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> So Judgment Day has happened and this is ....?
> Nooooooooooooooo!
> JL
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>            "For this is hell, nor are we out of it."
> Value Added Comment:  This line from Marlowe's _Doctor Faustus_ (later
> adopted by Milton) reflects the Cutting Edge Contemporary (Renaissance
> Style)  side of the play.  Marlowe frequently gives two versions of reality
> there, one Old Style taken from the English translation of the Speys
> Faustbook, the other New Cloth.  The advantage of this is that as well as
> getting a concrete as well as a subjective version of The Pact, and Hell
> (as
> above), we also get to see Helen of Troy *twice at the end.
> That Marlowe dude sure knew what the punters wanted.  Or maybe he was just
> hedging his bets.
> Go figure.
> Robin
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