I’m voting for a centrist God. Let’s settle this Heaven and Hell thing once and for all.
Let’s thread the needle, bridge the gap, split the difference, avoid the trap. There’s nothing more irrational in all of human experience than people arguing about Heaven and Hell. No one has ever reported back from either place, yet millions of individuals, representing all kinds of different religions, love to talk about what happens when they die. Like they’re the only ones familiar with the options, and they know for sure, or at least they believe they know. Based on what they’ve been told, you see?
It’s reasonable to argue that race and ethnicity tend to divide people. But when it comes to race and ethnicity, as the future unfolds, there’s a lot of melting going on in the pot. Races mix well. Human DNA actually mixes quite well. The results can be quite beautiful.
Religions on the other hand, emboldened by “writings” and “preachings” and traditions, seldom come together on anything. There’s no discernible trend toward one religion, like there is toward one color, or one race.
I’m voting for a centrist God. You say: “you can’t vote for God!” But isn’t that what we all do when we adhere to the teaching of a particular religion? “My God’s better than your God, don’t you know?” “How come you follow that silly God of yours anyway?” “Don’t you know who the true God is?” “Boy are you missing out.” “Oh, you don’t have a God at all?” “You are really screwed. You’re about to live your life for nothing and burn in hell or otherwise suffer for eternity.” “Unless you believe what I believe, you are in big trouble, you know, but don’t worry, I can help you.” “Blah blah blah” is what we tend to hear coming out of the mouth of anyone who doesn’t share our religious beliefs.
I’m voting for a centrist God. I think it’s time that all the extremists come to the middle. We need to talk.