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Post by mtmynd » March 22nd, 2010, 12:44 pm

On their way to get married, a young couple are involved in a fatal car accident.

The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven?

When St. Peter showed up, they asked him.

St. Peter said, 'I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,' and he leaves.

The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and the couple are still waiting. As they waited, they discussed that if they were allowed to get married in Heaven, what was the eternal aspect of it all. 'What if it doesn't work?' they wondered, 'Are we stuck together forever?'

After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled.

'Yes,' he informs the couple, 'you can get married in Heaven.'

'Great!' said the couple, 'But we were just wondering, what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?'

St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard onto the ground.

What's wrong?' asked the frightened couple.

'OH, COME ON!', St. Peter shouted, 'It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it'll take me to find a Lawyer?!'
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Hoo Hah! :lol:

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Post by Barry » April 20th, 2010, 10:03 pm
Valentinus (d. ca. 160), a teacher in Rome, received his gnosis in a vision. Valentinianism, as evolved, posed a Platonic parallelism between the realms of both ideas and phenomena. It conceived of an eternal primal Being whose silent contemplation became his spouse, for God is love and love must have an object. Then an elaborate process of emanations devolved, until there were twenty-eight eons, in sexual pairs, symbolizing various attributes of divinity. All together, they constituted the fullness of reality - pleroma. A dividing line - horos - separated reality from unreality - kenoma. All was well until Sophia, the twenty-eighth eon, felt lonely and attempted to leap into the heart of the All-Father, primal Being. In doing so, Sophia kicked a hole in the horos, and reality began to drain away. In the process Demiurge, the god of the Old Testament, was born. He took the particles of reality and created the visible world. The All-Father then projected the last pair of eons - Christ and the Holy Spirit - to rescue the reality. When all reality is reclaimed, a great wedding celebration will take place in heaven and all matter will sink back into nothing. The Soter, Christ, united with the man Jesus at the time of his baptism to reveal true gnosis to the pneumatics (the Valentinians) who alone will enter into pleroma. The psychics (Christians who live by faith and good works) will make it only to some kind of middle realm. And the hylics (those submerged in matter) will suffer eternal perdition.
A History of Christianity in the World: from Persecution to Uncertainty; Clyde L. Manschreck; Prentice Hall; 1974; ppg. 38-39

So there will, in fact, according to Valentinus, be a wedding in heaven, at least one of them.


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