Yesterday I was reading Listverse(over there on the right->) "Top Ten Works of Christian Fiction" There was mention of Dante, which got me thinking about Heaven and Hell, or rather what I think they are. Dante thought perfection was the highest level of Heaven, pure light; and the worst circle of Hell was to be frozen for eternity.
I think it would be awful to be frozen and I do like the idea of being like the sun or a star, however my ideas of Heaven and Hell aren't so lofty.
Heaven: I would be in a beautiful floral garden near a waterfall. I would live in a cave under the falls. How many times I've seen that in movies where there is a secret hiding place behind a waterfall and I always thought it would be so cool to live in a spot like that.Chocolate to eat and Asti Spumante to drink, or rather I would imagine the tastes, as I would be an ephemeral presence; floating about.
Very few "others" in my Heaven, as I think there is some truth in what Satre said about Hell being "other people". We wouldn't be lying around playing harps all day. I think we would keep busy try to ease the pain of the living. I could use an angel like that right now!
Sorry folks, there would only be classical music in my Heaven and opera concerts everyday so if you like other kinds of music guess you'll have to make your own heaven. And what would that be? I'd like to know what you think Heaven, is even if you only say you don't think there is a Heaven.
Hell: Stuck in my grey office cubicle having to listen to the guy who always talks about golf!! For eternity! or for that matter having to play golf ! Evenings spent on Facebook or OMG! Twitter!. Always sweating and feeling like my clothes are stuck to me like the way I felt this summer. Having to eat hotdogs and drink coffee. Loud horrible "baby boomer" music blaring on huge speakers with awful DJ's and stupid endless commercials. Huge t.v. screens with terrible prime time shows or talk shows and endless commercials Everybody would be skinny and wear those awful low rise jeans with crop tops and have perfect white teeth. And it would always be hot, humid, and sunny.
So what is your idea of Hell ?
You might find these comments trivial, but no harm in imagining.