Heaven is said to be the place of absolute beauty beyond our comprehension where every suffering will be replaced with joy.
Why then do religious people mourn the death of loved ones? If an Uncle, for instance, came to you and said I am going to move to a town that is more beautiful than anyone can imagine. In this place my back will no longer hurt, I will feel like I did when I was 16, my deceased wife will be alive and waiting for me, I will spend all day in splendor, the weather is always perfect, and all the people there are honest and kind, and the best part is someday you will be able to join me there. Would you say, “No please don’t go”? Of course not. You would say “Wow, you are so lucky. Go as soon as you can because that place sounds amazing”.
My point is that most people of religion are sad when someone dies because they in fact do not believe 100% that heaven exists. Why else would they go to long lengths to extend their lives through medical intervention instead of rejoicing that they are on their way to this magical place. Because they actual think like an atheist. Once you’re dead you’re dead and that’s that. That is the only logical reason to fear and mourn death.
What are your thoughts on this argument?