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Men name buildings after themselves

or automobiles or inventions. They raise monuments in honor of a friend, dedicate books to a wife, and name streets for a child or parent. Man wants to be remembered. Or to see to it that so-n-so is remembered. (Might remind of “Ozymandias.”) One of the unstated punishments of hell may be, being forgotten. Hell’s inhabitants may be able to see all the splendors of heaven, see former relatives/friends in the height of holy enjoyments, and realize, not only are they (the damned) not there – but they are totally forgotten!

– eab, 9/27/16

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