Most times, it seems, we read a story very literally or someone says this is what the story is about and everyone just nods - there seem to be little or no new ideas, esp when it comes to religion
We all know the story of Sisyphus - a man condemned to push a boulder up a hill only to watch it roll back down and forced to repeat the process endlessly
To me, the Author was talking about Heaven
I have asked this question so many times to Theists - What does one DO in Heaven? Can you describe a DAY? ONE DAY?
And each time i get cheap easy answers -“We will be working hard”, “There will be work, don’t worry”(Well, concern was the last thing on my mind) or my personal favorite, “The work will be so fulfilling it will be the best thing you have ever done in your life”
But pressed for details and I never hear from the again
I don’t think I am the only one asking such questions - I am sure many in the past have done so but a Christian media have done a wonderful job in suppressing such questions - let’s say ants in the pants questions
The problem is obvious - we are talking about a being who has created this entire universe! What would he or she possibly have to get done? And that too need our help?
You see the problem here - as with any Ponzi-scheme or fantasy - once we get down to the details, the nitty-gritty, they fall apart - hence the running away of Theists from such questions
Fortunately for them they dominate the media and so do an excellent job of censoring such questions(I can’t get such questions published despite writing to almost every newspaper on the planet) + add a brainwashed academic & philosopher community, the cheap easy promises of religious people continue - “Heaven will be so wonderful, it will be so great, you won’t believe it!”
But back to Sisyphus - in such a censoring environment, mockery of this concept of heaven(Sugar Daddy God happy to run a Charity Retirement Home for billions of people to just sit and sponge off him for eternity) has to be disguised and this is that story - what does one DO in Heaven? Well, like Sisyphus - A pass the baton to B, B pass the Baton to C and C pass the Baton to A! Endless “work”
Or like Sisyphus, “work” in Heaven is being condemned to an endless days of nonsense - push the boulder up the hill, watch it come down, come on down and push it up again, watch it come down, come on down and repeat ad nauseam!