Yeah your right and for me heaven was the very first thing I questioned in my faith it actually terrified me. But a more thorough reading of the bible has changed that now, no there will be no evil in heaven, but we will still have free will and this works because of how incredible it will be we will love it so much. So because of that fact it says we will will not choose evil in heaven and that's also only possible because of this life and experiencing the repercussions of evil is the only way there can be no evil in heaven.
Am I unable to choose evil in heaven or will I simply have learned my lessons so thoroughly in life that I'd never, ever, for all eternity choose to commit an act of evil?
If the former, why wouldn't god just make me unable to choose evil now
If the latter, is there some 'quota' of life-suffering that needs to be reached to get to that state? Did the 6-year that got killed in the car crash learn enough lessons in life to be admitted to heaven? Does the 6-year old go to hell? Is the 6-year old reincarnated to get a chance to learn more?
If I misunderstand god and drown my children, do I get a pass because I really, truly thought I was doing to work of god? Do I go to hell? Do I get reincarnated to get a chance to learn more?
How is this better than god, rather than using suffering
, using his infinite wisdom and infinite love to teach us? I hope you're not the kind of person who believes that hitting a child is an ethical way to teach children.
This is kind of one of my major beefs with Christianity (primarily Catholicism but not limited to it): it teaches the lesson that suffering can be good
, even in light of other options. That's pretty reprehensible to me. On this world, we really should be working towards the reduction of suffering. When we see suffering, our moral obligation should be to alleviate that suffering.
And it is a fact that science has proved God does not exist and science has not explained how all this came to be. Yes science has tried but what they have come up with in my opinion takes more faith to believe then God does.
Woah. HOLD THE PHONE
- you're using the word 'fact' incorrectly, seeing as how science has neither proved that god does not exist, is incapable of proving that no god exists (for example, a god that is all-powerful, all-knowing, and desires to not be detected), nor has science tried
to prove that god exists. Science is a methodology for examining objective reality; it is the taking of factual evidence and using those facts to derive models of reality. Science is a methodology to explicitly try to eliminate human bias, experimental error, and models based on incorrect data.
Who told you that science had an agenda? Scientific institutions may or may not have agendas, but the scientific method most certainly does not. It is simply a tool that we can utilize to gain a better understanding of the world we live in and all share.