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Posted by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:45 AM
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Okay, I'll just come right out and say this, I'm an atheist. But this is genuinely not a christian bash post (Though I'm sure it will probably only take a few replies before it becomes one, but that's not my fault.)


I was just reading the post about the person being afraid of death, and that she knows she'll go to heaven and it just got me thinking, for people who believe in heaven, wouldn't it get boring?


I mean, part of the beauty of life is that it will eventually end. It's a foreboding thought but it also forces out to look at life for what it is and appreciate it. I'm not excited about dying by any means, but honestly, I wouldn't want to live forever. Think about it, this is forever we're talking about. Eternity. Even if you're in heaven, there's all this great stuff there or whatever but an entire eternity. Imagine just not dying period. What that would be like. You would eventually just get bored. Eventually you will have done and seen everything.


The fact that I will ultimately cease to exist is scary, but the fact that I won't notice or care once I'm gone that I'm gone is comforting. I will live life as best I can, and one day I just won't exist. But I won't know I don't exist because I just don't. Do you any of you who believe in heaven ever think about that? You don't think there's even the slightest possibility you may just get bored after a few thousand years? This isn't just christians either, anyone who believes in a tangible afterlife is welcome to give their take.

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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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My problem is people who SIMULTANEOUSLY do two things:

(1)  Insist that all parts of scripture (including all the books in the Bible) are good to learn from.

and

(2)  Let people paint their own picture of heaven.  So just start off with the idea that heaven is wonderful, then let each follower fill in for themselves the details of what, for them, would make a wonderful afterlife.  Even when those ideas contradict what the Bible says.


Sorry, you can't have it both ways.   Either the Bible is accurate OR everyone can invent their own afterlife.  But not both.


rfhsure
by Silver Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:58 AM

Oh I don't care what people's idea of the afterlife is. Whether they're christian or not. I just think eternal life (whether it's on earth or not) Sounds painfully exhausting.  So I'm really just curious if anyone else feels that way.

Quoting Clairwil:

My problem is people who SIMULTANEOUSLY do two things:

(1)  Insist that all parts of scripture (including all the books in the Bible) are good to learn from.

and

(2)  Let people paint their own picture of heaven.  So just start off with the idea that heaven is wonderful, then let each follower fill in for themselves the details of what, for them, would make a wonderful afterlife.  Even when those ideas contradict what the Bible says.


Sorry, you can't have it both ways.   Either the Bible is accurate OR everyone can invent their own afterlife.  But not both.



turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jul. 14, 2013 at 5:27 AM

I dont believe in heaven or a god.  I do believe I will go and be with my ancestors to rest ...does that entail being together forever....I wont know that until Im there.  IMO time will be irrelevant.

or 

I will become worm fodder *shrug*

illogicalkat
by Bronze Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 5:45 AM

I don't believe in Heaven or Hell.

Living forever doesn't sound that great. If I could maintain a healthy body and mind, living a few hundred years would be interesting (imagine how much you could watch the world evolve!) - but to live forever? I would take too much for granted.

Kitschy
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LaBuenaVida
by Bronze Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 6:27 AM

 The alternative is a burn in hell for eternity.  No big sleep. 

tapies2324
by Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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I'm Christian and yes the thought has occured to me...ETERNITY. Not sure what it's going to be like but I trust that God will never let me get bored.
AlekD
by Gold Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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Boredom is a symptom of not fulfilling your potential, you feel boredom because you compare your current state with an imaginary state where you are doing better things. There is perfect fulfillment in heaven. Thus no boredom. 

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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Many of us believe your soul is reborn into another physical form. I know my soul has been around this planet for a good long while.

Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 The alternative is a burn in hell for eternity.  No big sleep. 


 

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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 This.

Quoting tapies2324:

I'm Christian and yes the thought has occured to me...ETERNITY. Not sure what it's going to be like but I trust that God will never let me get bored.

 

"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone- except God"...Billy Graham
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