posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 01:31 AM
reply to post by AthlonSavage
Your post leeds into what I am talking about.
If you had never been taught about even the concept of Heaven or GOD or Christianity....and someone was to ask you...If you die and your spirit goes
to this place...what would that place look and be like and what and how would you exist like?
The vast majority of people not ever having been taught or even discussing Religion or Heaven would draw upon logic and experience in the way they
They would first conclude that as it pertains to the questions papameters that after they die they exist as a spirit or soul that it is obvious to
assume that since they are now dead and exist differently than they did when living that their needs or lack of needs would no longer be those when
they were alive.
They would also logically assume that since they no longer had a physical body that the needs and desires of the physical would no longer be needed.
Thus they would not think that any place that they would travel to...if they even thought that after death in a spiritul form that they would ever
stay any one place for any time...would be one where they would eat or drink or the rediculous idea that they would ever want to be confined to a
physical body again given the advantages as existing as Spiritual Energy.
Such a person would never think of such illogic that some Christians believe in that as a reward for their strong beliefs that they would be granted a
Giant Mansion and gardens and land in Heaven as again such things are desires of power and is exclusive to the desires of the body. I find this issue
particularily funny as I know people that believe this...as they don't even see that they are still desiring POWER AND WEALTH even after the moment
of Death! LOL!
The fact is that people believe as they do as far as what Heaven is...Because they were TAUGHT such things. It is obvious that such teachings came
from the minds of Ancient Man as if such Religions were written today...they would list rewards in a much more Metaphysical way...such as...Your
reward for you faith would be the ability to travel and create any reality you choose as well as go foward or back in time to see your relatives in
either directions as an observer.
Ancient Man did not have such advanced thoughts and his concepts of reward was very specific to going to Heaven and then being rewarded for his faith
with all the very Physically Real and Tangible Delights that are Good Food and Wine...a Palace like the royalty and Kings and Queens of the day
enjoyed and specifically ROMAN based pleasures...and the ability to have power in that once dead they were rewarded with everything that Men of Power
such as the Romans were to Christians...would have.
It is completely obvious that the New Testament has in it many promises given to the faithful for their beliefs which they sometimes were killed for
and a Christian that believed that if they did not renounce their faith and thus be crusified or killed in the arena...they would be greatly rewarded
for doing so. The Bible's words are specific to describing Heavens rewards to an ancient Christian readership that was tempting death just for
believing and tempting torture and worse just for faith. How reassuring and calm one could be as they were placed upon a cross about to be nailed to
it as they thought how in a short time they would be drinking wine in the Garden of their Massive Heavenly Estate...which would be the reward for
their soon violent death.