… BUT, TOO AFRAID OF DEATH TO GO NOW
If someone felt really sure about what they’ve been told about heaven’s afterlife eternal emotional bliss, they’d be first in line to give up this burdensome life and go.
So, you’d think.
Religious converts adopt and nurture a blind-to-reality hope-based faith supported by the arm-length confidence that heaven will be the promised emotional paradise free of fire and brimstone suffering.
SO … WHY WAIT?
With death, everything sensual stops. Living flesh dies and reverts back to dust.
This happens. No question.
While heaven’s cognitively etched-out mental picture registers as no more than a calculated possibility.
The bleed-over from a believer’s intellectually engendered mental picture of heaven’s described perks lacks the familiar feel of living reality’s sensual texture.
Physical death is thorn-in-the-side real. The essence of theology’s cognitively-easeled world is merely conceptualized.
“OPTING OUT” INVOLVES RUNNING AWAY — NOT TO
The thought of what really happens after death takes an individual into a primal specter of the unknown. It delves into the deepest unchartered depths of their related fear.
The living presence needed to support their heavenly concept just doesn’t feel real enough to bet their real-life heartbeat on, even if unhappy and depressed with their take of the status quo.
This is when the “getting away from” sense of suicide might step in, not the “going to pursuit” of chasing a conceptualized notion of heavenly emotional bliss.
KEEPING AN EYE PEELED FOR A MORE SUBSTANTIAL CONNECTION
Everybody tries to understand and visualize the place where their soul will spend eternity.
They’re afraid of the boogieman of their unknown that’s hidden waiting in the wisdom-void emptiness of their closet of understanding.
Maybe the promise made by the religion’s plan was their best soul-security option at the time?
Religious believers stay alert for a more tangible life answer while they pillage through different toys and beliefs keeping an eye peeled for a more substantial answer to that soul-saving question they’re not even really yet sure of.
GOD’S WISDOM IS BORROWED WISDOM
Heaven’s intellectually metered biblical promise is wonderful, but what it represents is presented in unsubstantiated borrowed wisdom form. It’s the same type of wisdom Adam & Eve were snake-gifted from Eden’s Tree of Knowledge.
The biblical promise offers no intrinsic familiarity. God’s wisdom taxes the limits of the human imagination.
Many believers think there exists an afterlife neutral place of waiting until the day Jesus rides back into reality on a white horse with trumpets blaring to announce the Day of Judgement has finally come in the wake of good’s Armageddon victory over evil. This waiting place contains the souls of those to be judged as earning their angel’s wings and those doomed to be judged as hell-bound sinners.
BARK INTENSITY MORE REAL THAN BITE CREDIBILITY
You drive a new car before purchasing. You want to verify the car dealer’s claim.
You want to walk through a new home before mortgaging out your financial future to a foreign entity.
You should also want to walk through your soul’s eternal home before mortgaging out your soul’s inborn pathfinding freewill initiative to blindly following another entity.
Their freewill’s innate sense of curiosity’s been neutered by their pledge of allegiance to the notion of a theological entity.
A follower of theology’s templated wisdom’s instructed not to question what their heart doesn’t intrinsically grasp. This is where blind faith steps in.
Undecided believers are uncertainty-touchy about detailing their pledge to a religious allegiance they’re not consciously convinced about themselves. They’re risking it that their lord might hear them thinking or speaking their doubts or maybe they feel guilty or at least self-conscious about verbally soiling what could have been premature childhood promises they’d once made.
This fence-straddling conviction style is reflected in how well balanced their conviction resolve is in other life affairs.
A religious believer’s life-long emotional imbalance is pretty much guaranteed.
THERE’S ONLY ONE HEAVEN?
Or, is there one that suits each individual’s dream machine?
The biblically described heavenly palace has never been seen by anyone. Every believer has a unique mental casting of what it might look like. None can be the same.
With no tangible history to reflect on, religious believers can’t discuss with others what the future-day material presence of the place of “bliss” will be like. It’s supported only by a faith that’s blind to understanding its connection with pumping life into an impermanent reality.
Their soul’s eternal security is wagered on the credibility of a completely unseen intangible entity.
Just listen to TV evangelists scripturally piece together the conceptualized logistics explaining and justifying the calculated steps in their stairway to heaven and maybe even what they think it will look like.
WHY NOT FIND THIS EMOTIONAL BLISS NOW?
If the whole idea is to find emotional bliss and eliminate emotional suffering, why not treat your soul to it now while living with the emotional elasticity to realize it?
A truth seeker needs to realize their ignorance, find the source and its cure. Their ignorance involving their understanding of nature’s principles that determine the outcome of everything in this impermanent reality influences everything they do and how they emotionally perceive the outcome of what they’ve done.
Trying to mix in an imaginary middleman needlessly sidetracks their journey.