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Between Heaven and Hell-LWIL: November 22 – 28

Between Heaven and Hell-LWIL: November 22 – 28 November 29, 2021

Last Week In Life:

November 22 , 2021-November  28, 2021

Last Week’s SPECTACULAR STORY OF WEEK

Aldous Huxley  (July 26, 1894)  was an English writer and philosopher best known for his classic dystopian novel ‘Brave New World’.

C.S. Lewis (November 29, 1898) was a British writer and lay theologian. In the Christian world he is known for his great apologetics work Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. To the rest of the world he is best known as the creator of fictional land of Narnia. He also happen to be great friends with the creator of middle earth, J.R.R. Tolkien.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917), often referred as to just JFK, was  the 35th president of the United States in 1961.

What do all these men have in common?

They all died on November 22, 1963.

Peter Kreeft captures this event (fictionally) in the first of his many dialog books, “Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death” in 1982.  The souls of John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, & Aldous Huxley all meet in Purgatory on the day that they all die. They engage in a philosophical discussion on faith, life and death. It’s a fascinating bit of trivia turned into a fascinating book about a possible fascinating meeting beyond earthly life.

Wilhelm Beiglböck, an Austrian-German physician (b. 1905) also died on this day, but doesn’t factor into this story at all.

Here is a taste…

Lewis: Why, it’s Huxley! Aldous Huxley. Aldous, welcome. How did you get here?

Huxley: Same way you did, I’m sure. I just died. Oh, I say! Kennedy and Lewis! What good company to die in—or live in, whatever we’re doing. Where is this place, anyway?

Kennedy: That’s what we’re trying to figure out. Lewis thinks it may be some sort of limbo or purgatory. I’m just hoping it’s not hell.

Huxley: Well, you’re both wrong. It’s heaven. It must be heaven. Kennedy: Why? Huxley: Because everywhere is heaven, if only you have enlightened eyes. Lewis: Even hell?

Huxley: Oh, this is going to be fun! Lewis, you’ve lost none of your cantankerous penchant for Socratic questioning, have you? I remember you made Oxford a regular hornets’ nest when you debated back on earth, and now you’ve shipped your hornets to heaven. This is a nice challenge.

Lewis: Then reply to it. If everywhere is heaven, then either hell does not exist, or hell is part of heaven. Which way will you have it, Aldous?

Kennedy: Wait, please! Before you two take off, could you give me some assurances about this sort of debate? I was a debater too, but we politicians confined ourselves to the concrete and tangible. I’m not at all convinced you can do anything more than talk through your hat about things you’ve never seen.

Lewis: So you want an assurance that there is some method of really finding the truth about things we can’t see.

Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley: Kreeft, Peter: 9780877843894: Amazon.com: Books

The following day after all 3 men had died, the beginning of one of the most iconic and mysterious science fiction shows premiered on British TV.

Dr. Who

The show’s launch was overshadowed by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy the previous day, resulting in a repeat of the first episode the following week.

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Tuesday November 23, 2021

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Wednesday November 24, 2021

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Thursday November 25,  2021

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Friday  November 26,  2021

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Saturday November 27, 2021

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Sunday November 28, 2021

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POPE FRANCIS’S FAMOUS LAST WEEK’S WORDS 

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