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Re: What would heaven be like

  • Subject: Re: What would heaven be like
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 05:50:12 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.philosophy.atheism
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Christopher A. Lee wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:31:55 +0100, "Icarus" <icarus_uk@email.com>
> wrote:
>>postman wrote:
>>> I am sitting here at my computer musing about if there is really a
>>> god and a heaven what would it be like. The only thing we really know
>>> is that if there is a heaven it is for eternity. So what are we going
>>> to do for an eternity.
>>> Will we sit and watch old television sitcoms. There will be no sex or
>>> alcohol and even if there was they would get pretty boring before we
>>> were too far into eternity. Maybe we could spend our time talking.
>>> What would we talk about for an eternity and who would we talk to. I
>>> mean most of the people up there would be the plain dumb stupid
>>> people who never did anything interesting in their life. Anybody
>>> interesting would have millions of people trying to have a chance to
>>> talk to them. How long is an eternity. How many billions of years
>>> after the Earth was blown away by an exploding Sun would we have to
>>> sit and contemplate our navels.
>>> I am not sure if I can face that future but what can I do. If I blow
>>> myself away I just get there quicker. I think I can only pray that
>>> there is no God or Heaven...
>>According to religious folks, the main entertainment in Heaven is looking
>>down on all the suffering souls who went to the Other Place.  Certainly
>>wouldn't keep me amused for all eternity (or any length of time for that
>>matter) but maybe the religious have an infinitely high boredom threshold.
>>I suppose they'd have to really...
> I've been told that this loving deity of theirs would take away any
> feeling they had for their former loved ones who were being tortured
> for eternity.

Not to mention the fact that when you take pleasure in seeing people suffer
in hell, you are not even worthy of being in heaven. Isn't going to heaven
all about elevating yourself over others in that case? And is that not


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