DjVortex wrote:I think that arguing that an eternity in heaven would be unbearable is ridiculous. An all-powerful god would simply give you the capability of not being bored out of your mind. (After all, he is all-powerful, so he can make anything happen.)
Don't present this argument to a believer. He would just laugh at you.
Fyrebrand wrote:If my capacity to feel boredom was completely removed, then I might feel no need to learn or do anything at all. I could just watch the grass grow all day, every day, and be perfectly content.
bijane wrote:That's the point though: God has to fundamentally alter a person's mind to make their supposed reward bearable: hardly intelligent. Plus, then it's possible to start the whole philosophical debate as to whether or not it's eternal life if part of your mind is essentially killed. A key aspect of consciousness would need to be erased. Why would God make such a pathetic award? He may as well make Hell the reward, and let pain be reinterpreted as pleasure.
bijane wrote:He may as well make Hell the reward, and let pain be reinterpreted as pleasure.
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