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Steven Myers
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I would think the religious concept that hell is literally below the ground and heaven in the sky would prove that the religions are myths. Yet I know adults who still think of heaven as people floating on clouds playing harps and all those childish tropes.

I think if there is an afterlife it would be like nothing we can imagine now. After all, we will be free of our physical shells. Just like I think that if there is a god, I doubt any of our earthly religions are close to the truth of god.
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I would think the religious concept that hell is literally below the ground and heaven in the sky would prove that the religions are myths. Yet I know adults who still think of heaven as people floating on clouds playing harps and all those childish tropes.

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"Childish" is the key word. Most believers are brainwashed when they are barely more than infants. Imagine a world in which religious instruction was held off until the individuals were, say, 21. Probably be a lot fewer believers. (Altho there are those mysterious people who convert late in life. There must be a big damn hole in their lives if they are drawn to these fairy tales when their brains are functional.)

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I can’t stop thinking of Eddie Izzard’s “Cake of Death” when I read this thread.  From his wonderful “Dress to Kill”, a longish but worthwhile clip on death:



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