Eternal life must be appealing to a large segment of the world’s population. It’s certainly the carrot on a stick that enables religious people, especially Christians, to swallow the huge swaths of idiocracy they have to in their quest to become true believers.
Eternal life, as I’ve mentioned before, is also the biggest con job a professional religious leader can run, knowing that their mark will always die before the con will be discovered.
But have you ever really stopped to think what eternal life would look like? Can you imagine if we gathered up all of the people who lived 6,000 years ago and transported them to today’s society? Would they be happy with our technology? But if that technology doesn’t exist in heaven, are the people who rely on their phones for their happiness going to be happy?
It’s going to be a tough job pleasing everyone isn’t it?
Does everyone get their own little existence in heaven, sort of like being plugged into the Matrix? Do you really get to meet your dear departed parents, or is it just god making you think you met them.
After all, what if it turns out that your dad had one bad moment in his life where he lusted after another woman in his mind, and he never confessed it on Sunday. Maybe he ended up in hell, and when you get to heaven, you’d be wondering why the aunt you hated is still hanging around, but dear old dad isn’t. That doesn’t sound like heaven does it?
Maybe your idea of heaven would be to have sex with Pamela Anderson for twice a day for the next thousand years but Pamela Anderson’s idea of heaven would be to never see your face again, because you are one creepy stalker. That one would be a bit hard to reconcile too.
Unless you were the type of person content with working on an automobile assembly line, I think you’d eventually get bored of eternal life. I know I would. What exactly are you going to find that’s still fun after you’ve been doing it for a million years? Yeah, think about that, a million years of waking up and thinking to yourself, “Well what should I do today?”
That’s the kind of thing atheists question, scratching their heads wondering why it’s not obvious to religious people that none of their religion makes sense.
Even if eternal life did exist, would you really want it?