1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    30 May '08 13:51
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
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    30 May '08 14:47
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    I imagine it rather depends upon which heaven we're talking about....
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    30 May '08 15:07
    Originally posted by scottishinnz
    I imagine it rather depends upon which heaven we're talking about....
    The one where God lives.
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    30 May '08 15:29
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    The most good person I know is Dalai Lama of Tibet. Would he be of rank 6? Don't think so.

    Was Hitler a Catholic? Then he has a better chance of getting upwards than Dalai Lama. Don't think so.

    But since heaven is made up by people who think they are better than everyone else, then this list is a very hypothetical one. So why bother?
    If there is a heaven, then you'll notice this after you've died. Or not.
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    30 May '08 16:04
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    The one where God lives.
    Ah, well, in that case, I imagine it'll be pretty empty.
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    30 May '08 16:06
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    This appears to be the christian list. Mine would be:

    1.

    (infinity). Everybody.
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    30 May '08 18:00
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    There are a numerous subsets of Hinduism but most believe that there is some type of God-like figure at the top of the spiritual food chain. I presume that would bump them ahead of Buddhists in your ranking system.
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    30 May '08 18:15
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    Surely each of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 used to think that being a member of any other belief set ensured instant 'bad karma' (to quote a rather ill advised 'star'😉, so bad that the reward was eternal damnation, and possibly a little local damnation ably assisted by stalwarts of the said 'only true' faith...

    or am I being overly cynical?
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    30 May '08 18:20
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    Surely each of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 used to think that being a member of any other belief set ensured instant 'bad karma' (to quote a rather ill advised 'star'😉, so bad that the reward was eternal damnation, and possibly a little local damnation ably assisted by stalwarts of the said 'only true' faith...

    or am I being overly cynical?
    I'd say you were misinformed rather than cynical.
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    30 May '08 18:561 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I'd say you were misinformed rather than cynical.
    Perhaps I misunderstood my history.... but wasn't there something very recent about the excommunication of people from the Catholic Church, which is akin to 'repent of your misalignment with the church, or suffer eternal damnation'?

    and isn't there some animosity between the Jews and Muslims stemming from belief, or perhaps I misunderstand the situation....
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    30 May '08 21:221 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    There are a numerous subsets of Hinduism but most believe that there is some type of God-like figure at the top of the spiritual food chain. I presume that would bump them ahead of Buddhists in your ranking system.
    As it turns out, you're right. I just conducted a computer simulation, the complexity of which is far too great to elaborate upon here, to arrive at estimates of the expected proportion of each group that goes to heaven, included in the revised list below:

    1. Catholics: 96%
    2. Protestants: 92%
    3. Mormons: 41%
    4. Jews: 23%
    5. Muslims: 7.7%
    6. Hindus: 7.1%
    7. Buddhists: 6.8%
    8. Agnostics: 6.1%
    9. Atheists: 6.0%
    10. Satanists: 5.1%
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    30 May '08 21:47
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    Perhaps I misunderstood my history.... but wasn't there something very recent about the excommunication of people from the Catholic Church, which is akin to 'repent of your misalignment with the church, or suffer eternal damnation'?

    and isn't there some animosity between the Jews and Muslims stemming from belief, or perhaps I misunderstand the situation....
    Perhaps I misunderstood my history.... but wasn't there something very recent about the excommunication of people from the Catholic Church, which is akin to 'repent of your misalignment with the church, or suffer eternal damnation'?

    Excommunication does not have the force of eternal damnation. It only excludes people from the sacraments and ecclesiastical offices.
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    30 May '08 21:47
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    What about the Orthodox and Oriental Christians?
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    30 May '08 21:56
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I have listed the following groups in descending order of likelihood of going to heaven. Please suggest any revisions to help me get this straight if I am mistaken.

    1. Catholics
    2. Protestants
    3. Mormons
    4. Jews
    5. Muslims
    6. Buddhists
    7. Hindus
    8. Agnostics
    9. Atheists
    10. Satanists
    None of them will be going to heaven.

    Only those who have trusted in Christ will go to heaven.

    I hope this isn't too complicated!
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    30 May '08 21:571 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    None of them will be going to heaven.

    Only those who have trusted in Christ will go to heaven.

    I hope this isn't too complicated!
    And, of course, no member of these religions trusts in Christ.
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