Posted: Posted October 16th by Cupola
Yup. Harping on this shit again.
Christians, what exactly ISN'T depressing about your concept of heaven?
You're basically telling me I have no future. Why would I look forward to being castrated, lobotomized, and essentially raped? A world where I'm eternal barred from the one thing I want more than anything else and makes this life essentially meaningless, since we supposedly forget everything anyway.
What exactly is so great about heaven? Am I just shot up with heroine for eternity? Essentially a mindlessly happy drone? In that case, I'd like to just die and cease to exist, please. Because that's essentially what you're doing anyway. What's so great about God? What's great about having a creepy bearded narcissistic old man stare at you forever while you perpetually kiss his ass? What's wonderful about that? "HURR DURR YOU'LL BE IN THE PRESENCE OF GAWD, MAAAAAAAN!" So? Why is this so wonderful?
I don't get a choice in the matter, either. I can't just choose to live on earth or something similar for eternity. It's an ultimatum of get castrated and lobotomized, or be tortured forever (or death, depending on who you ask.)
And then all this "end times" drama bullshit where I basically have the watch the world I love burn only to know I'm going to the most insipid concept of an existence imaginable where I can apperently have mansions and streets and gold and being a priest/king and judging nations, none of which I give a single crap about, but I can't have my simple, innocent little pleasures and be left alone.
Why do I keep harping on this if I don't believe? Because I sometimes feel like I want to go back to Christianity, but this is too depressing of a concept. At least with atheism, I can wrap my head around it and know it's just the universe being the uncaring machine it is, instead of feeling like some malevolent, selfish entity is just toying with me. Even as an unbeliever, this idea of heaven upsets and depresses me greatly.
And it doesn't help that Christians, both when I was one, and now, treat me like some kind of EEEEVIL heretic or idolator because I find this idea of heaven to be wretchedly depressing. HURR DURR, YOU IDOLIZE SEX AND CHILDREN!!! Yeah, well, so do you. If God is really the best thing ever, put your money where your mouth is. Live like a monk, don't even think about having children or sex or a wife. Don't have any hobbies. Just live like monks and help the poor because God is god, right? He's all you need to be happy. Or is that just a lie to make yourself feel superior, you pharisee?
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