posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by WarJohn
I will treat your questions as a hypothetical and make the assumption that you are being sincere. People answering you that "God loves you" or "God
is as real as the tooth fairy" are non-responsive to your question and I will give neither; but, I will assume for purposes of the question that God
and Jesus exist and that your question is when do we get paradise. By the way, I am a Christian so I don't have a problem with making these
Wouldn't it had been better if God never made earth to begin with? We are being teased about some next coming of Christ??? Or are we not? The quicker
the next coming, the better it is because one will realize they end up in paradise which I suspect is the kingdom of God.
The purpose of life is to define ourselves. Pretty simple, the purpose is to define for ourselves who we are. If you are never tested, you never
really know yourself. You may think that you believe one thing; but, when confronted with a challenge you might find out you were better or worse than
you thought you were. You have to mature if you are going to have mature relationships. Spoiled children never learn and never mature emotionally.
That is why we do not live the Club Med experience, in my opinion and in response to your question.
Life is short, it is but a vapor. The idea of never finding out what we are capable individually and as a group is disturbing to me. I would not want
to be born in paradise, I would like to be able to appreciate it. Having said all of that, I think that the image most people have of paradise is
wrong anyways. I do not imagine paradise as sitting around, having everything you want and never facing challenges again, that would be eternal
Ask yourself what the solution is to the question of eternity. What would eternity have to be like in order for boredom to never overwhelm and
overtake you? I would argue that it is one of continual growth for the individual, or there always being more questions and more answers and that each
of us comes to them on our own rather than simply knowing everything to begin with. For this reason I think life on earth is exactly as it must be,
afterwords I believe it only gets easier. Peace and I hope you find this answer responsive.