God’s Not Dead, Chapter 1 – Imagine There’s No Heaven (pt8)
IMAGINE THERE’S NO HEAVEN
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
I doubt I am the first to have introduced you to this song from John Lennon (if I am WhooHoo!) Anyways, on to the review.
If there is no heaven, then there is no God. If there is no God or heaven, then this life is all there is: when you’re dead, you’re dead.
Maybe true but what if there were a god who simply didn’t create a heaven? Beyond that option, wouldn’t this be all the more reason to make this life count?! Live your life the best you can, help people, love people, and then you die and are not condemned to hell for ETERNITY or else separated from your loved ones who had been sent to hell.
Again he brings Lenin and communist Russia but again I state they were bad and they were atheists, they weren’t bad because they were atheists.
The twentieth century was the bloodiest century in history thanks to the atheistic regimes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao Zedong.
Again I wonder if the author remembered to calculate the flood into his thoughts. The fab four that Broocks mentions probably killed somewhere near, if not more than, 100 million people. That is a big number but the percent would be more in perspective; even if that is 50% of the world’s population at the time the God of the Bible killed, at one single time (in just 150 days), 99.9% of the world’s population, leaving just eight people alive. I don’t believe in the story of Noah’s flood but if you do, the numbers are striking, which would be the worse occurrence?
Without the restrain of God and His law, humanity is free to act out any impulse, desire, or passion. Nothing would be ultimately right or wrong.
Not even the believers completely agree on what is right and wrong. Morals are a highly debated topic and evidence for the evolving morality I believe in is seen in the gray areas between the right and wrong and in the right/wrong of today vs that of centuries, decades, or even just years ago.
Why sacrifice your life for your country or any other cause?
Simply because it would be the right thing to do. Even believing that this is the only life I have I would be willing to lay it down if I were able to better the world or save others, especially my family (even you my dear sister).
If there is no hell, then there is no ultimate punishment for any crime. In other words, the terrorists who commit atrocities against their fellow men will, in the end, get away with it.
Just what was the motivator of those terrorists on September 11? What restricts sexual desire causing the molestation/rape of young boys by someone they are taught to respect? The Inquisition? The Salem witch hunts? The Mountain Meadows massacre?
With that little rant about the harm caused by religion I will end.