Have you ever really thought about the timeline that the religious suggest? Before there was anything there was god. God made the earth, then people, then the apocalypse will come, and then those who followed the right religion will praise him in heaven FOREVER! The timeline would look something like this:
That “forever” doesn’t end. Can you even comprehend that? Eternity? Nothingness, then something, then a lot of suffering to weed out those who are worthy and who are not, then nothingness, then being a cheerleader forever more. It honestly doesn’t sound like the people who came up with this really thought it through. On it’s face heaven might seem like a nice reward, something to look forward to, but the idea of being stuck there for infinity seems like hell. When would boredom set in? How long till god got bored with nobody to damn or watch suffer? It’s like a simcity game: Once you get your city perfected it’s no longer fun. If you’re playing a continuous game and you reach that level, there’s nothing for you to do.