The Fort Lauderdale Socrates Cafe Meetup Group Message Board › Would a perfect heaven be boring?
|Dr. Norman R. W.||
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Some have expressed the idea that if there is a "perfect heaven" then this would be boring. Where would the creativity be the ability to do meaningful work. So why would anyone want to go there?
The Christian view of heaven is really. An early teacher of the Christian faith, Paul explained heaven in these terms.
But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"—
God as Christians see God, understands humanity and creativity. To deny our humanity and creativity would be to make heaven a hell for many people. So that does not work. Everything we do here creatively that is truly healthy and beautiful we will be doing in heaven will be magnified (glorified) and taken to an extreme level. We will still be learning since we are finite and limited in heaven. Many believe that we will still be involved in science, literature, painting, and developing creation but with new abilities and in an environment of true peace. What we have developed in history that is good will follow us into the Kingdom of heaven, be used in the Kingdom of heaven, and lay a foundation for additional development in the Kingdom of heaven.
Also the core of the existential experience of heaven will be a deep fulfilling of the hunger for God which humanity has demonstrated. Augustine talks about a God shaped hole in human beings that creates a void that only God can fill. This DIVINE / human intimate relationship of soul will create a deep fulfillment, serenity, passion, drive, hope, contentment, and peace. There will be a "wholeness" that is only experienced for small moments of time in our lives now. It is this experience that will make heaven to be heaven.
For an interesting book on this one can read, "The Bible on the Life Hereafter" by Dr. William Hendriksen.
So heaven will be paradise on steroids from a Christian point of view. It will better than anything we can speculate about now.