Contemplating the afterlife

A few days ago, I read an article about how the Catholic church might do away with limbo. For those who don’t know, limbo is where (the Catholic church says) babies go if they die before being baptized. The idea is that your baby can’t be with God unless you have him or her baptized. But apparently the Pope is reconsidering this policy given that babies can’t choose whether they get baptized. I told Greg about the article.

“So what will happen to the babies that die?” Greg asked.

“Well, apparently they’re going to say that the babies will rely on God’s grace for their fate,” I said. “So basically, God can send the babies to Heaven if he wants.”

Greg considered this for a moment.

“You know, I bet baby Heaven is just a big pair of breasts,” I said.

Greg gave a satisfied smile as he pictured baby Heaven.

“I guess man Heaven is also just a big pair of breasts,” I said.

“Yup,” Greg said.