I’m doing that circle again, thinking about how there has to be a Heaven, because there has to be some place in which Chris and Kim are free of pain, but I can’t believe that there’s a God as well.
I’m reasonably certain there’s a pleasurable after life ‘place’ to which something of us (the soul?) goes when the physicality can no longer stand being here. (I’m not so sure there’s a Hell, because I think we end up creating that in word and deed whilst we’re here. Hell is our response to our surroundings.)
I’m not getting very far with the concept of the Pearly Gates without a gatekeeper. There has to be something, because this can’t be it, otherwise people would just suffer and die, without any real reward.
I suppose I badly want to believe that there’s a Heaven because of the ways in which both Kim and Chris died. If their deaths had been ‘normal’, for want of a better word…reasonable ages, just going because the body couldn’t take it any more, maybe I wouldn’t be so hung up on ‘there has to be a Heaven, but there may not be a God’. (The ‘there may not be a God’ bit is a development since Kim.)
Free will is a problem for me, because if there is a God, and we were given free will, then why did they not intervene to stop this mess from occurring.
Anyway, that’s another post entirely. Will end this one here, and pose the question in the title for a conversation in the comments:
Can there be a Heaven if there’s no God?