What if heaven is the default?

What if heaven is the default?

[this is a thought. A hypothesis. An attempt at challenging paradigmes. IT DOES NOT MEAN I BELIVE IN THE HEAVEN AND HELL MODEL] [I speak of God here as He. That does not mean I personally believe God to be a man]

Why is it that main stream religion believes that HELL is the default? If we don’t live withing a certain religious code, we go to HELL?

Why not, if you live a good life and renounce evil, we go to heaven?
Why is heaven not the default?

I have a daughter, there is nothing she could do that would make me build a fire and ut her into it – for eternity! Am I a better parent than GOD? Am I more forgiving than GOD? Is my ability to love my child greater than God’s? I THINK NOT.

In my opinion, HELL is a construct created by religion to coerce us into living the way they decided we should. It’s a fear based model.

I dont believe in a jelouse God. A wrathful God. A vengeful God. A God that must be feared. I did not fear my earthly father. Why should I fear my father in heaven?

My Father in heaven, the great architect, made me. He knows who I am, what I am, what I will do, where I will go, how I will turn out. How could He get angry with that? I’m his creation. If he gets angry with me, he is dissing himself. His own creation.

I believe HEAVEN is the default. The way to HELL is specifically choosing HELL.


About Stephen van Basten - The Marriage Expert

When you meet Stephen van Basten you instantly realize that there is more to him than meets the eye. This is not a moment to judge a book by its cover. Stephen boasts a list of achievements: He met his wife, Jacqui, 27 years ago, married her 21 years ago and is the proud father of a 'very together' 18 year old daughter. Stephen will immediately tell you with a twinkle in his eye, that Life, Work, Marriage and Parenthood are not for sissies. That while they are all hard work, they can be, and should be, incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Stephen is a past Karate World Champion, a yoga enthusiast and recovering golfer. If you opened Trip Advisor on his facebook page you will see that he has visited 81 cities in 52 countries including the USA, Alaska, Japan, Europe, Australia and China. Stephen has owned his own company, worked in his family's business, being employed by small and large businesses like Shell SA and the BTG Group. His titles include Brand Manager, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative and Business Owner. He now sees himself as an Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Stephen published his first book, "So you're engaged, now what? The journey from engaged to married" in December 2013. His ingenious marketing strategy put this book into over 2000 hands in its first 6 months. His second book "So you're alive, now what? The journey from birth to death" is available online and he is working on 5 more books in the series including "So you're married, now what?". Stephen's obvious passion and first love is Human Behavior and specifically Human Behavior as it manifests in RELATIONSHIPS. He is quick to point out that we have many differing relationships: employer, employees, customers, suppliers, colleagues, friendships, marriage, parents, siblings, children, our maker, other drivers on the roads and we generally have issues in most if not all of them. Stephen is a student of the well-known human behavior specialist, Dr. John Demartini and is constantly researching and honing his understanding of this incredibly complex subject. In 2013 he completed over 175 hours of intense training on T. Harv Eker's signature courses.
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