Why the need for religions?
To convince people that your greed/cruelty are in the name of a higher power.
I don't want to torture you - but my god demands it.
Heaven to me is a beautiful place where there is no pain, worries, tears just love. How wonderful that will be.
Most of us have heard that heaven is a place where the streets are paved with gold, the gates are made of pearl, and the walls made of precious jewels. Those images come from Revelation 21, which offers us the most extended picture of heaven in the entire Bible.
I think those things are literally true, but also that heaven won't be anything like we imagine. It will be much greater.
Here's a legend that makes the point very well:
An old story of a rich man who, on his death bed, negotiated with God to allow him to bring his earthly treasures with him when he came to heaven. God's reaction was that this was a most unusual request, but since this man had been exceptionally faithful, permission was granted to bring along just one suitcase.
The time arrived, the man presented himself at the pearly gates, suitcase in hand- BOTH hands, actually, since he had stuffed it with as many bars of gold bullion as would fit. St. Peter said, "Sorry, you know the rules-you can't take it with you." But the man protested, "God said I could … one suitcase." St. Peter checked, found out that this one would be an exception, prepared to let the man enter, then said, "OK, but I will have to examine the contents before you pass." He took the suitcase, opened it, saw the gold bars and asked quizzically, "You brought PAVEMENT?"
I really like that story! :)
So it's a cube?
I’d listen to that theory. :)
I don't know - maybe.
Earth is a ball - soo..., why not?
You mention Rev 21 which says "A city that is as wide and high as it is long" hence shaped like a cube.