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← Heaven: A fool's paradise

atp's Avatar Jump to comment 57 by atp

As much as I'd like to see the future, I find the idea of eternal nothingness for everybody quite comforting. What it means is an end to all suffering. No one will suffer not being in heaven because they had a personality that made them believe the wrong thing, or was unfortunate in the religion lottery and was born into a society believing in the wrong religion.

While eternal heaven would be good, by tautology, any heaven where there is also a "not heaven" is not good. The eternal hypocrisy of being happy while others are suffering or being held out is not something that appeals to me.

Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:19:00 UTC | #461488