Ah, heaven... the reward of the faithful. All mythology uses the heaven-concept like a bone to a dog. If we try to look very closely, the promise of heaven offers an escape to all of man's challenges of life. No more hunger, sickness, tiredness. Just sit in a fluffy cloud and strum your harp. Just look at the Elyssian Fields of the Greek myth. Even in the old Filipinos, the soul will enjoy endless festivities and cock-fighting in heaven.
That's the reason why believers do not want to leave its belief... Who would like to leave the promise of heaven? But does the Judeo-Christian heaven worth the rewards?
Heaven is supposed to be the abode of God - the believer's master. Here the Big Boss entertains himself with endless songs rendered by his...er...servants. Obviously, this heaven concept was made by a slave culture mentality. Now, according to the Bible, God nags there all day
Psalms 7:11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
The place offers no freedom (Mark 8:15, Matthew 16:19) and was never a peaceful place (Matt.11:12, Rev.12:7) In fact it's not a perfect place. If it's perfect as we made to believe, then why did Lucifer and some angels rebelled?
Mr. Ingersoll has summarized all there is to it in heaven, when he said,
"I want no heaven for which I must give my reason; no happiness inexchange for my liberty and no immortality that demands the surrender of myindividuality."
My sentiments exactly!