When I was in college, each full time class was worth 5 credits. So there was a joke that if you did a good deed you got 5 credits in heaven. I wonder what happens to all those credits, amassed in heaven over a lifetime. Do you ever get enough credits to graduate from heaven? Where do you go then? To an even better heaven?
It makes you wonder about the rules in heaven. Are there any moral guidelines, laws or instructions?
Like, no harp playing between 10pm and 6am.
No mocking the folks who are in the Scientology or Pastafarian heavens. Snicker.
No spying on the people in the Islamic paradise. They earned those 72 virgins, dammit.
No looking at Jehovah's nether regions. Brain bleach.
No gossiping about the people in hell. Even though they deserve it.
No robe, no sandals, no service.
Who enforces the rules? What happens when someone breaks the rules?
Seems to me there would have to be rules, and someone to enforce them in heaven. If there are no rules and nobody to enforce anything, heaven becomes what people often tell us an atheist
world would be like-- a world without morality, without any rules, where anyone can do anything without any consequences. And that, people tell us, would be very bad.
Then people say, of course, that you don't need rules in heaven because nobody would want to do anything bad
. But you won't want to do anything good in heaven, either. You don't need to do anything
when everything is perfect. Which of course makes me wonder how it was that Satan and his followers decided to rebel in heaven, since everything was perfect and there was no need for rules. There must have been some rules, or there would have been nothing to rebel against!
What's to prevent someone from doing the rebellion against god thing again, and starting the whole mess over? Is heaven now a different, better, more secure and rebellion-proof place from the lousy, loosely constructed, flimsy makeshift heaven that Satan was thrown out of? Did god have a heavenly makeover? If heaven needed remodeling, it could not have been perfect in the first place, now could it?