posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 06:21 PM
Thanks for suggesting this thread, and for soliciting OPINIONS. However, I would DISAGREE with your opening comment and the premise for your
"Let's say there is a Heaven"
I do not accept this argument, especially within the context of your definition/description of it, and the consequences of attaining it. Heaven, as
you describe it, is a place where one would "go," after a lifetime, for "eternity." I disagree on this too. I would say that the first
and more appropriate line of questioning is: "What would be the next stage of evolution of a human consciousness following death?" It is a question
which must come before addressing the issue of how "boring" it would or would not be in that post-life experience.
"Are people supposed to exist there forever in the same state of bliss?"
Certainly "eternal bliss" would eventually become suffocating. As I see it, the immediate after-death experience (that is if you don't have to
make a stop off in Purgatory first), what you call "Heaven," is but a mere "way station" between rounds of incarnations. But that really begs the
question: "But when you FINALLY do get to the end of the line of lives, when you have met and solved the great mysteries of life and of your TRUE
identity, what happens then?"
To state it briefly, at that point, one has become, through trial, error and lessons learned, an absolute replica of CREATION ITSELF.
As such, your "job" then is simply to continue on, throughout eternity, creating, for if is true that, as "god" says in Genesis, man is
made "...in our image, after our likeness," then we too are whole and complete Creators. Now I don't know about you, but I think that being
eternally creative sounds pretty cool, and a far cry from boring..
You also ask, "...how much of our personality would we retain on entrance to heaven?"
"Personality" is associated with an individual life. As such it would, by necessity, change from lifetime to lifetime. If it were not mutable,
your SOUL would be stuck making the same mistakes, liking and disliking the same things from life to life or, indeed, in "Heaven," and be
lacking any motivation to grow or do things differently. Now THAT is my definition of "boring." So no, you would shuck that old personality in
favor of a more whole, less needy one.
Finally, as someone has already pointed out on this thread, that "final state'" does not exist in time. Rather it exists in the ever present
moment of NOW, and that alone should give the lie to even wondering about becoming bored for eternity.
Once again, thanks for putting up this thread.