IS GOD MORE IMPORTANT THAN FATHER CHRISTMAS?
life's but a walking shadow,a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon he stage,
And then is heard no more,
It is a tale told by an idiot,
Full of sound and fury
SIGNIFYING NOTHING Macbeth
Why do childish beliefs-fairies-ghosts-Gods persist into adulthood in spite of all the
evidence to the contrary. Could it be that there is something in the human psyche
-almost an imperative which requires us to believe in a God when there is no
empirical evidence-no reason whatsoever,except for our own comfort or because of
our own misplaced self importance to so believe.Anyway if there was a God why
should he grant us eternal life? Everyone who has ever lived-in the past -present and
the future billions indeed trillions of human kind of all ages and conditions of humanity?
Then we come to purpose, we can see a short term purpose in our existence on this
planet-simply to pass on our genes to the next generation thus insuring the survival
of our species .In heaven however with no procreation and no death we have a
completely static situation .This is ultimately utterly boring and pointless.Our life is all
about struggle and without it life is utterly meaningless.