Pardon my stream of consciousness rant for a moment here, there is a slight chance I may delve into cussing more than I intend to.
I am fucking sick of people saying that while they were skeptical that the world would end last Saturday that deep down they were hoping for it since heaven will be so much better than earth.
This rage has been boiling up for the past few weeks ever since I told my best friend that I am an atheist. He (a new earther Christian type-yeah I don't know either) insists that I am not, that I am in fact angry with God.
I try hard to be a tactful person and generally I try and remain respectful of others' faiths even when they aren't particularly respectful of my lack there of. He went on to tell me that he would pray for me because when he goes to heaven he wants his best friend to be there.
Now, to be honest I haven't always had the courage to abandon illogical faith, but even while I clung onto the idea of a deity I never liked the idea of heaven. It just seems boring. This gets me into a lot of arguments with the faithful, this more than any other tenant of faith versus non-faith I come across:
Of course while presenting this list I am told I am acting ignorant. I ask them what the hell they think heaven will be like. I mean I have to single out the Christians for this one but, sin is fun. God hates sin. It isn't like heaven is some Amsterdam of sin where it is suddenly legal to have all the gay sex you would be condemned for on Earth.
I think people must not give it much thought, of course if they were prone to in depth thinking then they wouldn't be concerned with heaven.
I've had a lot of ignorant conversations with my best friend in regards to atheism. I think I may have to write them down.
What are your thoughts on heaven, does it seem like a punishment for virtuous behavior?