Recognizing the inherent difficulties in applying the designation of “place” to Purgatory, a designation formerly only applies with respect to empirical measurements of distance;
Accepting and affirming the existence of Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell;
Acknowledging that different souls will go to Heaven, Purgatory, or Hell;
Wishes to decide whether Purgatory is a “state” or a “place”.
For those of you who were never Model United Nations debaters, I feel that too much time is wasted on this topic, and so I’d like to waste some more.
For me, it comes down to this: I understand that saying the afterlife is a “place”, but we know that our spirit-souls exist, and they must exist “somewhere”, and thus go “somewhere” after death. Otherwise, we might end up saying that all souls are lumped together, but each with their own “vision”, so to speak, that either grants them euphoria, or torment.
Your comments/ideas/critiques? Please?