When positing any theory, it is important to test the theory on lots of different data sets. If the theory fails on a data set, it needs to be re-stated, thrown out or revised. And a useful technique to quickly discover the validity of your theory is to test it on extreme ends of the dataset. Today, while reading a few anti-religion blogs, I can across folks criticizing religions which embrace hell. I have always thought Mormonism’s hell-heaven option is creative and solves several problems many atheists have written into their understanding of religion’s problem of suffering and punishment. I am sure my version is not accurate, so please correct my errors. But even if my version is wrong, I think someone should grab a version like this and run with it.
Mormons believe that awaiting us after death are various heavens. There are four or five levels of heaven. The folks in higher levels are allowed to go down and visit those in lower levels any time they want. And those in lower levels would not be happy in the purity of the levels above them and are content right where they are. And concerning hell, sure, they got one, but it only contains all those folks that all your close friends, believers and non-believers, would agree below there!
- Even if your loved one was not a believer, you will be able to visit them after death and they will be happy.
- You can establish relationships with non-believers in this life and not worry too much about their eternal salvation.
- The bad folks pay !
So give Mormonism a chance !! :-)