When you guys go to heaven, what are you actually going to do there.
I know "Most" Christians don't believe the "Sitting on cloud playing the harp" theory. But what will you actually do?
Will you just live as you do now only in some paradise world?
How long for?.... Eternity?
Think about that.
The first 100 years will indeed be paradise. The next 100 years will be pretty good too, but you may become a little restless after 200 years of nectar drinking and renewing acquaintances with long lost relatives.
You may want to take up some new hobbies, lots of them. You have all the time in the world to become expert at everything you do.
After the first 1000 years you will probably have done most of the things that interest you. The next 1000 years could become a little repetitive.
10,000 years of fly fishing or stamp collecting sounds pretty boring.
What about the next 10,000 years, and the next.
After 100,000 years you should have tried just about every hobby, pastime, learned every language fluently, tasted every combination of food and drink a thousand times over.
Lets try to imagine the first million years of eternity. Boy would you be full of wisdom, knowledge and memories.
what are you going to do for the next million years. and the next, and the next.
100 million years will be just the beginning of the rest of your life.
1 billion years... a million billion years?
10 thousand million billion years and you will be pretty desperate for a change of scenery.
A Billion Gazillon years will not even scratch the surface of all the years to come, and they will come very slowly, a day at a time.
Our solar system will have long gone by then, swallowed by the sun turning to a red giant then contracting to a white dwarf star and cooling down over the billions of years.
In an infinite period of time you will have done everything and seen everything an infinite number of times. But you still have to do all those things again an infinite number of times and keep doing them forever.
If we live in an open, ever expanding universe, the universe will cool down to absolute zero and die entropy death. A cold dark universe with that little oasis of paradise.
Conversely if we live in a closed universe. There will be the big crunch and the next big bang.
No doubt god will sustain your existence somehow so that you will be able to do and see an infinite number of things over and over and over and over and over for an infinite time.
And when you have done all that, you do it again and again and again ad-infinitum
This is not heaven. This is Hell.
Original - © Sinbad - AvG MSN Groups - 2001