The religious needs of society shift on a regular basis.
In times past, religions have offered a silver lining to the rigors and rumpuses of human experience. They’ve offered heaven.
Religions also twist this “heaven” and threaten a hell, if traditions and creeds go unheeded.
But, in general, religion depicts this heaven as enchanting, serene, and pleasing. Happiness and contentment exude the atmosphere.
Can we really believe this?
Reality is reality. No one knows what happens after death. Christ Jesus was purported to have said the kingdom of heaven is within, not over there or beyond here.
The glorious Utopia of heaven as hyped by religion doesn’t meet the needs of society today. Moreover, these false promises undermine the origin of truthful promises. They lead human beings to disillusionment to the point of many disappointments.
In the 21st century, the idea that happiness and contentment can be found within our own consciousness now, rubs the tarnish off the silver lining.
From 21st Century Science and Health, “Heaven. Harmony; the rule of one Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; happiness; the atmosphere of Soul.”