reply to post by Hammer of God
Has any of you ever thought about why the notion of heaven and hell was implemented in the myths and religions?
Let me explicit:
1. Man somehow acted in disregard of the "laws" that upheld the perception or realization of heaven - by biting the "apple". The "bite" that
somehow made man more aware or maybee able in another way than he was permitted.
If the "apple" was some sort of divine knowledge, or maybe some dangerous knowledge, it compromised the safety for "some" and gave man a more
powerfull standing in "evolution" so to say.
2. Man was cast down on earth to roam the "hell", but not stripped of the knowledge that in heaven there was more to gain than there was on earth.
So to say human kind was in many ways rebooted in there so to say heavenly standings or knowledge. Therefore man allways knew that if they wanted to
"succeed" as a race, as sons of god or what you would like to call it, they had to invest all over again to regain their positions among the stars.
(im just on a roll now so dont take me too serious).
3. Heaven being the ablility to make claim to the empty space and spread out, and Hell being the confined space - Earth. Hell on that account is allso
the whole situation of not knowing how to "escape" into space and spread so to say - knowledge lost to man (allso being some sort of hell). Every
civilisations ultimate goal, wether it is for personal gain or a nation with the mindset of expanding, has allways been to see whats on the other side
of any "sea" at large.
4. I find the religious notion of heaven being an individual so to say "goal" a bit introvert. In my opinion (and im not in any way pointing to any
ancient scripst or readings) heaven could be a term of civilisational heaven! The freedom lies within the heaven of mankind and not for any individual
person. It think the church made that up to control people - which has confused us ever since - believing in a "wrong" direction or in an all too
small perspective. If we are to "regain" acces to heaven we have to strive, as a planetary civilisation, from our "reboot" civilisation, and in
time regain the power that lies in being able to leave planet and colonize new worlds. Whomever that cast us down to earth, must have thought us to
bee either too dangerous or too enfantile in our ways of using the power that followed the responsiblities of "spacetravel".
5. Some in here indicates that we might not even be the originators of the earth - like we have been "kicked" into the frame of something
evolutionary allready going on, on earth. The climate was perfect, we would not die here, but we were pretty much alone and had to reconfigure pretty
much anything from scratch. Some findings and cavecarvings has in many ways spoken of things not being quite similar to the eras of "Human
evolution" on earth.
6. My point has maybe allready been told, but if you think about it we might just as well see the infinite space of possibilities as a sort of heaven,
and the confinement on earth as being Hell. It sort of makes sense - in evolutionary terms.
7. Just to confuse everything i'd like to quote the space scientist Holger Bech that states as one of his theories, that:
The reason for intelligent life might be some sort of universial mechanism, where "we" amongst other lifeforms out there functions as the ultimate
reboot system of our universe. Knowing that our universe expands, there might come a time where it reverses its expansion and goes "back" (in the
other direction again) - "we" or other lifeforms will reach a state of evolution where we make a "big bang" (maybe "accidently") again so the
universe can keep its current form where life can develop. Scary and allso very scientific.
I made all these marks (1, 2, 3...etc) just to make it easier for me to work with.