[ Home | Contents | Search ]
Time: 6:45:00 PM
You must be talking about my friend Frank Horenkamp. I wish I knew more about you. Have we met somewhere? You signed off like someone I know but what you said doesn’t sound like him.
Frank and I talked a great deal about religion. I know that he went to a Presbyterian Church at one time. But in the year preceding his death he was an active Unitarian. He told me what a Unitarian was. He tried to get me to join his congregation and introduced me to some of the members.
Frank believed in the Bible. He believed that it was a gift to humanity from God. The only Bible I own (The Companion Bible – King James Version) was a gift from Frank.
I can’t recall everything Frank pointed out to me in The Companion Bible to prove his point about there not being an afterlife. He showed me something about the proper translation for a Greek word commonly translated as, “hell,” which was the same word for a refuse-burning pit used by the ancient Hebrews. He showed me something else about another translation for heaven. Taken together with other interpretations of the ancient Greek and Hebrew texts he concluded that the Bible didn’t speak of an afterlife. That’s what he said.
This doesn’t mean that I disagree with you about his “heart of heart” belief. Perhaps I should not have said that he didn’t “believe” in an afterlife. That’s not what he said. He said that he didn’t believe the Bible speaks of it in the way most Jews, Christians and Moslems think it does. This was just his intellectual interpretation of what he read. In his heart of heart I think he believed what you said he did. –Jasper