Christianity and other myths

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With legs neatly crossed 
and a glass in her hand,
cigarette held to her mouth
her head tilted back listening: 
she exhaled- paused, 
then in reply said: 
''You forget about the fall back 
position of Christianity; 
'Limbo', 
according to the Catholic church 
all 'souls' that had no faith 
but were without sin- ended up there.'' 
she pressed her cigarette firmly out 
in the saucer provided-
and continued; 
''I envisage billions of babies 
crawling around for eternity, 
crying for their mums!''

Tommy Carroll 2008

Limbo, in Roman Catholic theology, the border place between heaven and hell where dwell those souls who, though not condemned to punishment, are deprived of the joy of eternal existence with God in heaven. 
Abolished 2007

Words and foto Tommy Carroll

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raypool

Sat 24th Nov 2018 10:37

I must have missed this earlier Tommy. What warped mind must have created the limbo concept deserves it himself; So many have been blighted with such horrors. I applaud your expressing it, and in particular the framework of the poem. So, the Vatican finally abolished the precept. Bully for them.

Ray

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