I have been struggling with a thought which I haven't been able to find an
answer to. My thought is this: If a person is to spend a finite time on
earth, letīs say 100 years, but an eternity in heaven, wouldn't it be very
unlikely that this person at a certain moment would be on earth? Wouldn't
it be much more likely that the person "already" was in heaven? I am not
trying to rob people of their faiths, on the contrary I hope that there is
an eternal life in heaven. But I wonder if the thought that I just
mentioned is "proving" that such an existence is very unlikely. Obviously,
it is possible that there is a god but no after-life or that the after-life
is altering between being in heaven and being on earth.
I guess that if life would simply end with death and the person in the
question would never be conscious again, one could argue that it also in
such a situation would be unlikely that the person would be alive at any
given moment. However, for the person in question it would not be strange
at all to be alive, as out of all the time "available" to the person, the
person would constantly be alive. The person would never find itself in the
"very common" situation of being dead, as "finding" would require that the
person would exist. I guess that argument is pretty much the same as the
anthropic principle, which states that it is not weird that our universe is
suitable for life as we could never find ourselves in a universe not
suitable for life.
Is my reasoning flawed somewhere or is it virtually logically impossible
that a finite life is followed by an eternity in heaven?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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