I believe our "purpose" here on Earth doesn't exactly stop once we die. If you look at it logically, the atoms, elements, etc. that make up our bodies
stays on this planet physically. So the things that once made us up, might boost the life of other things to come in the future. What I mean by this
is, the left over parts of your body may serve as nutrients for plants. And maybe animals will feed upon the plants, and the process goes on and on.
At least until our planet will be destroyed. Most likely because of our sun going super nova. Or maybe some other celestial inference similar. But
even then, the things that made up our planet will still be around for seemingly forever. Just because our planet may be destroyed, doesn't mean that
everything that was once on Earth will disappear. Since science tells us that matter cannot by created or destroyed. Matter simply takes a different
form. (Gas, solid, liquid, plasma.)
Probably one of the most ridiculous ideas about religion if you ask me, if the idea of heaven and hell. I have a very hard time believing that a god
who loves you, and cares for you will force you to suffer for eternity all because you didn't follow the right theology on your short time on Earth.
If god were so concerned about sinners, and the wicked, why not let it be known that he exists, and actually provide guidance for people? Why would
you want your life's work just to crash and burn like that?
There are many flaws to the heaven and hell idea. And I suppose I will list a few to have you understand why I think it is very sloppy and flawed.
The first thing I'll bring up is the battle between god and satan. First of all, why are people so sure that god would win? And if god indeed does
lose eventually, it looks like you are going to be big time screwed when the time comes.I'm sure the "good" people will be hated quite highly by
satan. And maybe they would even regret their decisions on Earth.
Secondly, if people on both sides (good and evil) go to war, how exactly would these people die? The whole point of combat is to kill the opposing
side, but these people are already living a life of eternity. If a wicked person was in hell, then die, where do they go from there? Would there be
some sort of third party realm that they'll go to? basically just a eternal limbo type situation?
On to number three, why exactly would satan want to act like god's prison master? Why would satan want to take all of the "bad" people and have to
deal with them forever? Wouldn't it be more logical that satan would rather get a hold of the people who actually believed in god and make them
suffer? And wouldn't god would try to take the non-believers and tell them that he does exist and forgive them, taking away an extra solider that
satan would have? Because there are far more nonbelievers than their are believers. So god is going to be vastly outnumbered.
And when you think about it, when the "apocalypse" comes, and god and satan square off once again, wouldn't you bet that satan would win? I'm not
saying that I would want an evil entity to win, but when you think about it, it would be logical to assume that he would indeed win. Think about it,
the master of torture, suffering, and death, fighting against the master of love, peace, and caring.
I think a brutal person such as satan would have an edge, because he lives and breathes violence. Not to mention all of his human minions would be
hardened by all of the suffering they have endured. There wouldn't be many things god could do to them that satan already hasn't done. They would grow
immunity to pain after so long. You really think that a bunch of people in heaven drinking a margarita, and taking harp lessons on a cloud would
really stand a chance against a vastly larger army of extremely violent, battle hardened people? It would make for a cute story line in a movie, but
it's not realistic.
And after so long being in heaven or hell, you'd think that the thrill, and pain would wear off eventually. Or at least you will grow accustomed to
it. Think about it, what exactly are you going to do for an eternity? I'm sure you'll end up running out of things to do eventually. And it would seem
like living forever would be more of a curse than a blessing. There wouldn't be anything to do about it either. Your just going to be alive forever
with no escape. Sure it may be great at first, but as I said earlier, the thrill will wear off eventually, and nothing will be new and exciting
anymore. It's kind of like watching a great movie for the first time. Your amazed at first and love it, but if you sit there and watch over and over,
you won't find it as good as the first time you saw it.
All heaven and hell is, is just a sense of hollow comfort. People want to assume that their good deeds won't go unnoticed, or that the "evil" people
won't be able to escape punishment after death. And heaven and hell just scares people into submission. It just promotes violence and fear. I see
Christians in particular babbling about the "end times" constantly. And all the Christian faith is oriented to is basically just that final show down
between god and satan, or the "end times" if you will. Apparently every major current event is a part of a prophecy, and is evidence of the
anti-christ is coming. Just fear, pilled on fear, pilled on fear. And these people just assume it's all out of their control. After all, it's apart of
an age old prophecy right? It's a complete and total cop out. People want "Jesus" to come and save them, rather than take responsibility for
themselves, just like how people turn to the government to fix everything when things fall apart.
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