At the top of his list of things he wishes would hurry up and return are actual banquets.
As much as he has tried going on virtual Friday vespers dates, he is not sure the cute girl he kept private messaging during Zoom vespers last Friday actually understood she was on a date.
It would have helped if she had replied to at least one of his elaborate Bible and praying hands emoji’d messages.
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After growing up Adventist, looking back, I realize that Seventh Day Adventism, all of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, is based on 3 delusions, for which there is no evidence.
1. The Heaven Delusion. There is no evidence for the existence of heaven. No ground based telescope, radio telescope, or space based telescope, has ever discovered anything that might be heaven.
2. The Hell Delusion. No geologist has ever discovered any evidence for the existence of hell somewhere underground or anywhere else.
3. The Eternal Life Delusion.
All the religions promise “Eternal Life<' but there is no evidence for the existence of eternal life, and the arithmetic for eternal life is absurd . . . if I have "eternal life" (live forever, never die!) I will live more years than the number of subatomic particles in the universe . . . to the infinite power . . .
As the hymn says,
"When we're been there
ten trillion years
bright shining as the sun
we've no less days
to sing God's praise
than when we first begun . . ."
Ten trillion years is about 700 times the estimated 14 billion year age of the universe we live in, the universe we see, about 2,000 times the estimated 5 billion year age of the earth, but, merely the first blink of an eye in eternity . . .
Can you imagine living a thousand years? A million years? A billion years? A trillion years? – which is a thousand billion years? But in the big picture of eternal life, a trillion years is just the first nanosecond . . .
There is just as much evidence for the existence of Holy Unicorns as there is for the existence of heaven, hell, or eternal life.
I thinkJoe is goingto haveto wait until he sits down at the mile long table onthe other shore. Perhaps he just might find a suitable mate. Just a thought!!