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Catholic Word of the Day: BODILY IMMORTALITY, 05-18-09 ^ | 05-18-09 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 05/18/2009 3:16:33 PM PDT by Salvation

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The immunity from disease and bodily death that was enjoyed by Adam and Eve before the Fall. It was a special privilege that was to have been passed on to their descendants. Since man is naturally mortal in body, this privilege was preternatural. It conferred the capacity not to die. Its purpose was to enable mankind to better use the gift of sanctifying grace in serving God.

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Use your imagination here. What would our life be like without having bodily MORTALITY?? (Smile)
1 posted on 05/18/2009 3:16:34 PM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 05/18/2009 3:19:27 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Immortality with immorality would be a horrid world.

3 posted on 05/18/2009 3:33:58 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: Salvation
1) We would need to find a way to travel to other planets and live there, or else stop having children. Even the most pro-natal person can't expect the earth to support 1 trillion people ... or can they?
2) Everyone could afford to make many more mistakes and try many more career paths.
3) Instead of getting more adventurous, people might actually become more cautious: even if you are 80 years old, if you can live forever, most of your life is still ahead of you.
4) There would be more impetous to cure diseases as you could suffer even longer if you can live forever.
5) Torture could become even more unspeakable. If a person can live forever and be tortured all the while, then that is a pretty good simulation of what hell is supposed to be like.
6) More people would keep diaries. Unless a person's brain continued to grow throughout their lives it would be unlikely that they could remember what happened to them 1000 years ago.
7) People might be more reluctant to get married or form any kind of long-term relationship if there was no defined end data.
8) Mortgages could be extended to 100 ... 1000 ... ??? years.
4 posted on 05/18/2009 3:40:35 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

You thought about all the negative things.

Now what about the positive things?

More people to praise God each and every day.

That’s just a start.

5 posted on 05/18/2009 3:51:02 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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