posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 03:51 PM
It is my opinion that Heaven is not a separate place. Heaven is a night on the beach, a good song on the radio, getting to sleep in, a could-less sky,
perfect weather for the day, overcoming an obstacle, or a good book. Good things don't come in large amounts, that is why they are so good. If every
day was perfect would you really want that for an eternity? I know I wouldn't.
In all of nature there is no good or evil, wouldn't it then stand to reason that there would be no great good or evil? You must reach for the unknown
on the footstool of facts, leaping will only get you hurt. In other words attempt to explain the unknown with the known. No being on earth knows
anything about good and evil except man, do we really think we are that special? To be the center point of some omnipotent struggle for good and evil?
Why are we so important, it is practically fact that other races exist so why would we out rank them in the eyes of "God" and "The Devil"? This is
a perfect reflection of the self centered nature of human beings and as such I believe it to have been created by human hands.
Also in many hymns (don't know if it is in the Bible or not) it states that we will spend an eternity praising the name of God, I kneel for no man
beast or being. You can be a servant if you want bout I would prefer the alternative. You know the quote...It is better to rule in hell then to serve
in heaven--Dante's Inferno
Let us say for a minute that there is a heaven, God, hell, and devil. Is it really worth your whole life of surface to get in and then after getting
in to serve for eternity? If this is the case then I say immortality comes at to high a price. I am with Achilles on this one, I would prefer a short
spectacular life to a long and uneventful one. When you look up at the sky which stars catch your eye first? The brightest ones, the dim ones may be
their for a long time but no one will remember then when they are gone.
Perhaps man created heaven as a goal. Maybe the simple idea of Heaven was made up to instill basic morals in humans. Though I blame a lot of the
worlds past and present problems on organized religion some good has come out of it. Perhaps the intent of the Bible was not to command but to
inspire, heck it wouldn't have been the first time we got things wrong. Yet another quote for yall: Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for? --Robert Browning
Just a thought--ID