Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
One of many obstacles to faith I have struggled with. I gave up.
Yep, key word is Faith.
I had the same struggles, I love and try to live by the teachings of Jesus (as well as those of the Budda, and even Mohammad) but I have trouble believing that Jesus turned water to wine, brought Lazarus back from the dead among other miracles then when to top it all off the resurrection 3 days after the crucifixion he came back from the dead then rose to the heavens.
I would rather spend my after live exploring the universe, let my spirit wander across the vast distances of the cosmos for eternity.
Living in a garrish golden city where the streets, gates (why does heaven need gates? To keep the honkey's out?) buildings all made of gold and spending eternity prostrating and praising the one true god doesn't sound like a lot of fun. I want to be lose this mortal coil and explore the universe.