What makes you think God hasn’t already come and taken his “chosen people” away? Hey–remember that tsunami that wiped out all those people? Maybe they were those “chosen ones”. I mean, the Bible says only, what, about 250,000 will get into heaven, right? (If you disagree with that figure, I thought God never changes his mind.) Well, how many are projected to be dead from the tsunami? Oh, but it couldn’t have been them, right? They were mostly Arab heathens, right? Well, uh, why do you think you’re still here? Maybe you were the ones who had it wrong, and your thinking that they did is just illustrative of how off the mark you were.
I mean, I’m not saying that’s what happened of course, but how can you be so sure it all hasn’t already happened and nobody noticed? God’s all powerful, right? He could do that.
And what makes you think you’re going to get in to heaven anyway? As rigid and petty as God is painted to be, there’s definitely going to be something you’ve done to keep you out.
Perhaps this is already hell. After all, what would be a better punishment than making people wait for eternity for a salvation that will never come? And if this is, in fact, hell, I don’t think it’s really all that bad, other than people’s generally shitty attitudes. Maybe God intended hell to be just this humdrum place with all the leftovers after he took away his chosen people, and we’re left to be responsible for how torturous it becomes. So, you know, with all the global warming and everything, maybe this will actually become a burning wasteland after all.
Or maybe that’s the real test: how responsible we are with what God has given us. Maybe heaven or hell is what we ultimately make this world to be. Wouldn’t THAT be a deliciously subtle battle between good and evil, huh? Eventually the planet’s going to heat up by about twenty degrees, and THEN God’s going to come down and say, “so it’s hell you want, eh? Okay, so be it!” And then we all burn in our masterful environmental creation, here, for all eternity.
But then again, I’m not a religious man, so what do I know?