Sunday, November 13, 2016

Paradox of Heaven and Hell

Only people who have the hubris to believe they are good enough to deserve the eternal paradise of heaven are evil enough to believe that all those who don't believe the same thing that they do deserve the eternal punishment of hell.

Or more simply, only a person who thinks they deserve to live in paradise for eternity, are evil enough to believe that some people deserve to be punished for eternity.  And for almost no other reason than that they don't believe the same things, or they just happen to be different in their tastes and proclivities.

Religion, in other words, sells its believers the very opposite of what it convinces them to believe. 

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