Hello, everyone! I'm posting for the first time here, even though I've been lurking. I wanted to share something I've been thinking about recently.
It's not anything ground-breaking but pretty cool nonetheless. Namely - the distinction between up and down that is completely illusory, because there is no up and down in the universe. The heaven and hell dichotomy only makes sense if the earth is flat, which is exactly what the people who wrote the Bible believed. Also the universe is expanding and earth is never in the same place; we're constantly drifting through the cosmos and each of us has traveled thousands of kilometers for a few minutes even if it appears to us that we're standing still. This would mean that heaven and hell are constantly on the move too - and the bible says earth stands still... This juxtaposition between heaven and hell is simply a human construct. Of course someone might counter this by saying they're not actual places, but as we know... every time science makes a discovery and proves the religious texts wrong yet again, suddenly those verses become metaphorical. I'm sure most theists believe they're real.
When I think about it, it's a pretty powerful thought because it destroys the idea about these places. What do you think?
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