It is often too easy to get mired in the realms of religious philosophy. No credible source whom we know or about whom we have read has physically sat down with God and discussed the kingdom, heaven and hell, salvation, etc. Some claim to have special insight and it is these whom we should distrust the most. When there appears video and audio of this personal God meeting on YouTube, then maybe, we could agree with the philosophy which a religionist proclaims as truth. The preceding words are, of course, somewhat facetious and tongue-in-cheek. But, truly, nobody knows with certainty what awaits in eternity.
Therefore, we must rest on the assumption that maybe your theory on things eternal is valid and maybe another’s theory is valid. Maybe your interpretation of scriptures is true, maybe another’s interpretation is spot on. Certainly we can agree that of all the creations attributable to mankind, religion has probably been the most devastating in numbers of human lives murdered and in souls lost. When any religion or any religionist lays claim to having the inerrant, infallible, indisputable word of God, then that religion’s adherent must surrender his innate God-given ability to figure things out for himself, i.e., THINK.
Recently, a fellow blogger posed the question, “Why are you here?”
In spite of all suppositions set forth by theologians, religionists, your theory, and my theory, it all boils down to this:
what am I willing to contribute in forwarding the evolution of mankind to the intelligence and compassion which the universe demands as a condition for continuation of the human race?