In a message dated 3/10/01 4:30:17 AM Central Standard Time,
> The notions that in "heaven" one
> would only sing hymns and nothing else would every happen and no
> challenges would arise was a silly (and pretty horrible) parody.
No better parody of this idea exists than Mark Twain's "Extract From Captain
Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" in "Letters to the Earth," Twain's
posthumously-published humanist masterpiece. Also a hilarious send-up of
traditional Christian myths is "The Diary of Adam and Eve" in the same book.
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