Friday, January 03, 2014

A More Materialistic Religious Position

More materialistic than most, I suppose. I propose it just for the sake of getting it on the table. I don't subscribe to it. Yet.

The position is easy enough to propose. There is a God. He is perfect and loves Man. One can have an intimate personal relationship with Him. He did not create the universe. No human being has a soul, but instead each is composed entirely of atoms and ceases to exist upon death. There is no heaven or hell, these being metaphors for the fate of living with or without a good personal relationship with God while one is alive. There is no injustice in the fact that there is no heaven for the good to go to after death or hell for the wicked to go to after death. God does no miracles.

That's the gist of it.