originally posted by: FyreByrd
I have an interesting idea from Emmett Fox (early 20th Century Christian Minister):
That heaven (or the afterlife of any kind) is where what you are thinking automatically comes into being. Both the good thoughts or the bad.
Think on that one? You think of the zombie apocalypse and bingo - you have a zombie apocalypse. You think of yourself as #... You think of a world
without fear ...
This dovetails into another idea that I got from Pema Chodron - one that changed my whole outlook on 'reality', thought and presence.
Pema Chodron is a Western Buddhist Author. She took vows after her children who were raised Christian and remain so. At one point she took her
children to meet a famous Rinpoche and asked the Rinpoche to say something important to her children. After initial greetings the Rinpoche told her
children, "The only thing you take with you when you die, is your state of mind."
Here's what I think happens after you die. When you die you have two choices. Your first choice after you die is you can look directly into the
face of God and experience God's infinite beauty. Or, your second choice, for whatever reason you feel you are not worthy of staring into the face
of God, each of us being our own worse critics, and you turn away from looking into God's face.
So what happens with each choice. If you choose to look into the face of God and experience God's infinite beauty, what you experience is the very
best possible experience one could have. Experiencing God's infinite beauty is a million times more satisfying and fulfilling than just having a
brief moment of experiencing sex.
You become so enamored with God’s infinite beauty, all time ceases to exist, you stop having conscious thoughts, and you melt into the mind of God
experiencing eternal heavenly bliss. The God experience is greatest possible experience one can have by definition. No other experience is so
fulfilling and complete than the God experience, again, by definition. The God experience is like every cell in your entire body is having a
simultaneous orgasm. Even though this only happens for a few nanoseconds before physical death, with your brain operating at 100% heightened neural
capacity, it feels like eternity to the conscious self.
The second choice, for whatever reason, you decide to look away from the face of God. At that moment, God immediately gives you the power of
omnipotence. Your mind enters a free-form delusional state where anything you imagine spontaneously comes into existence and is experience. Again,
with every cell in your body heightened in excitation time slows down. For just a few nanoseconds you experience having the power of omnipotence for
what is essentially eternity.
An omnipotent God can certainly dole out the power of omnipotence and still retain all his powers.
Now at first this may sound like a really good thing. But after millions and millions of years, which is only nanoseconds real time, living out all
your petty profane desires and imaginations you will become extremely bored. Your mind will have exhausted every possible new thing to imagine. Every
possible conceivable scenario of experience will have been played out millions of times over. After having sex with two chicks 10,000 times is
probably enough. Eventually you will decide there's not point in turning away from God any longer and you will turn back and look into the face of
However, this time you don't look away. All the reasons you would have to look away have been resolved during your stint with omnipotent powers. And
just after you look into the face of God you have a brief thought what the heck was I thinking when I turned away the first time? Time will then
cease to exist and you experience everlasting heavenly bliss.
Now some of you may be thinking, gee, you die, you turn away from God and you get rewarded with the power of having omnipotence. This may sound unfair
if you are immature in your thinking and you take pleasure at the thought of sinners suffering. Or maybe your heart is full of hate and you are
seeking revenge against people who have sinned against you.
But from our omnipotent all-loving God's perspective, what better way to win over someone’s love so absolutely and completely than by perfectly
giving them everything their heart desires? The real sad thing is why anyone would ever waste any time at all with their own petty and profane
desires when they can be looking into the face of God basking in the glow of heavenly eternal bliss. Nothing we can imagine or invent could ever come
close to experiencing God's infinite beauty.
This is not something you read in the Bible. You read this and you just know it in your heart it is true. If not, then you will have omnipotent
powers and you will have to work out whatever it is that you feel so strongly about.