Like most atheists, I could call BS on religion all day. My newest thought was inspired by my mom. My mom is pretty great in terms of not preaching to me. I was actually wondering why she doesn’t care more (since she won’t be able to enjoy eternity with me, as I will be in hell because I don’t believe in god). I can’t really wrap my head around the concept of an eternity without a loved one and how this could possibly constitute as heaven. I know any significant amount of time without my daughter is agony. So if heaven is this magical, peaceful, perfect place what will they do without us? How will they be at peace? Maybe I am missing something. Thoughts???

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Comment by Gaytor on July 1, 2011 at 1:32am
I've had similar thoughts. How could you be watching over your family and have eternal bliss while watching them experience that pain that comes with life? It's nonsensical. But I'm with you. If I can't bring my dog, let alone a child, I'm not going.
Comment by Albert Bakker on July 1, 2011 at 4:21am

I don't think they, if not psychopathologically challenged anyway, actually look forward to the prospect of watching or at least knowing their loved ones being tortured in an enriched sulfurous environment from the comfort - slightly diminished by repetitive harpsichord induced headaches - of their cushy clouds (well, maybe other people) but rather that they do not allow the thought at all.

Pondering the logical difficulties, like an unappealing solution of the form that you completely forget all your Earthly human bondings, or if not then rather inconsistencies, are a form of doubt and doubt is a sin, it's a thought crime, due to punishable haughtiness on your part.

I mean what if you get it wrong? Then you might hurt His feelings or something..

Comment by Okinawa R. on July 1, 2011 at 7:19am

thats is 1 of the reasons i ended up as an atheist, IF heaven is real..it doesnt matter if i'm in hell..but seeing my love ones in hell too for believing in the wrong god ? well...lets just say hell will get louder~ 

 

if they are in heaven, well singing praises to god itself is kinda like hell...so i rather be in hell..i think..lol 

Comment by Alexander Jason Cherry on July 1, 2011 at 1:08pm
from what I recall, your painful memories (including those of who you lost) are wiped clean from you when you go to heaven. At least, that's what I was taught. It made heaven much more distasteful than hell, to my young mind.
Comment by Lindsey on July 1, 2011 at 2:42pm
So basically, when you go to heaven you get lobotamized. Sounds like paradise to me.
Comment by Meghan McWilliams on July 3, 2011 at 12:08am

@lindsey hahaha!

Comment by Dustin on July 3, 2011 at 12:28am

It is our choice , so the religious need to respect that and realize God knows what is best , so if God sends a loved one to Hell ... you need to realize it's because God loves them and respects our Free Will in denying Gods Love.  

 

I feel so gross typing that , but I have heard this apologetic given many times .... 

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