how there is no beer(or Polka Mass) in heaven.
My main point is how can someone drink without a mouth? When we die, our souls and bodies are separated. At that point we exist just as a soul, a pure spirit like the angels.
After several generations of bad catechesis I keep hearing from Catholics things like "Heaven is whatever you want it to me." Well excuse me while I grab my barf bag. If heaven is whatever I want it to be, then I don't what it to go. I want it to be whatever God wants it to be. My hope is that my experience of the Beatific Vision would be more than I could ever dream of(or corrupt).
Okay, back on point. I have heard a few good arguments FOR beer in heaven.
St. Brigid of Ireland apparently describing heaven, although I do not know the source of the quote(thanks berenike):
I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. I would like Jesus to be present. I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us. I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts. I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me. I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity.
Well, this is a pretty good defense. Also we have ... and now I cant find it. My uncle had quoted Isaiah who was describing heaven and said (I paraphrase) that good beer and wine were drank in heaven. ... I'll update this with the actual verse once I find it.
But am I wrong here, are these descriptions of beer in heaven to be taken as metaphors? Nazareth Priest? Credo? Smart peoples?
Now after the Last Judgment, and the just are given their glorified bodies, well then yes, we could once again drink beer if we chose to. Like Christ after the resurrection still ate fish, we too could chose to consume food and drink - although we would not need to. So that's what I'm banking on, a long perdition, maybe make it to heaven before The End, and then after all that heavy judgment stuff, finding some barley to ferment.
No body, no beer... although just because you have no body, that doesn't make you a nobody - Fr. Hardon quote on talking about Angels and Demons.