Occupy Heaven

Mr. Deity’s captives beloved subjects are unsatisfied for a number of reasons:

I examined arguments that hell is God’s favor to those who just don’t want to be with him in my post Hell as the Absence of God (a fictional dialogue between my characters Jaime and Robin).

Although I think there are ways to imagine immortality which do not conceive of it as a boring waste of time, here and here Mano Singham raises some interesting challenges to the value of what Christians offer as immortality.

The Ruslan Sirota album Brian plugs at the end of the video is here.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • mikelaing

    Even worse than boredom, I think Christians say that time in heaven is spent praising and worshiping God, and nothing but. You just really want to do it all the time.

    Actually, it’s easy to just postulate that you will never be unhappy in heaven, and that no matter what it is like, you will be ecstatic about it.

  • oldebabe

    The whole idea of `immortality’ and `heaven’ is dreadful. If that’s what one is touted to get for a god-belief, I can see why people would want to take their chances otherwise…

    Actually, it’s a nice feeling to know one is just a part of nature, and we are just a part of whatever happens naturally. If you know what I mean.

    In any case, we’ll know the answer individually, eventually,
    one way or the other, or… maybe not…


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