vampirenerd wrote:Well...obviously the way to get to heaven is to be saved (however your religion believes this is accomplished), if you don't get saved you go to hell...some religions believe that even if you repent and are saved if you do not live your life perfectly then you need to "pay for your sins" before you can go on to heaven. Purgatory is where you go to pay for those sins
If you live as you are meant to live and do so joyfully, gratefully, willingly -- i.e. you live as a saint -- at death, you go directly to God. If you are less than a saint -- if you see and believe and act with a mix of truth and delusion -- you have to spend a certain amount of time in Purgatory. You are not the person God intended you to be -- not in your behavior and not in your thinking and speaking. Yet, in Purgatory you can begin to see more clearly and vividly the harm you have caused in full or partial consciousness. So you are ready and willing and eager to atone for what you did -- for however long it takes until it is "enough." [satis-facere] This is Purgatory on the literal level.
hope that helps
porschejacker XD wrote:Cocoa wrote:What religion or belief system do each of the Cullens believe in? What religion were they in mortality and how did that effect their beliefs in immortality?
I think Carlisle was a catholic, and Edward was Christian too.
Emmett, I reckon followed Emmettism, and Rosalie didnt care much.
I dunno why, but I always imagined Alice as like a zen religion kind of girl.
Carlisle believes in an afterlife, and Edward does subconsciously too.
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