The two-hour documentary, Heaven. Where is it? How do we get there?, airing Tuesday, December 20 at 9 p.m. (8 pm Central) on ABC, examines the many interpretations of the afterlife.
Barbara Walters talks to religious scholars including Washington, D.C.'s Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Rabbi Neil Gilman of the New York Jewish Theological Seminary, Rev. Calvin Butts, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, and the Dalai Lama. She also talks to the president of American Atheists and a Muslim suicide-bomber.
Walters asks Cardinal McCarrick one of her trademark “delicate” questions: Is there sex in heaven?
“I’m not being cynical, but I try to ask the questions that I think people want to know,” she said. “What will we look like? Will we be meeting Moses and Einstein and Picasso and so forth? Will we have sex?”
I saw the preview and he answered this last question beautifully and with clarity. We have much to look forward to in Heaven…
I’m watching it. As a former Buddhist (nominal, on my parents’ side) and non-denominational, unbaptized Protestant until I was called to the Catholic Church, this should be interesting TV fare.
“I hope that it will inspire,” said Walters. “I hope that this will make people talk and think.”
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