When you are dead, you’re fucking dead says Steve Hawkins

Heaven is a fairy tale dreamt up by people that fear the dark. So said Steven Hawkins in an interview published this week and I agree whole-heartedly with him. To believe in an afterlife is nothing more but the fruitless attempt of escaping certainty – our friend the worms – death.

Let’s ask ourselves the question, why does people gravitate towards the fantasy of heaven with such ease? What is it that is so attractive about the idea of heaven?

Well, first of, in heaven you don’t need to worry about money. In heaven you have everything taken care for you and everything is simply perfect. There is a god holding your hand wherever you go and there is a Jesus kissing you good night when you go to bed – heaven is clearly an orgasmic place of positive feelings where you feel so loved, so loved.

But, what is that we are actually doing when we create such an imagination in our minds, as this orgasmic palace of positive feelings where all our fears will finally go away? Firstly, we are abdicating responsibility for earth and what is currently here. It isn’t very strange that people experience huge amounts of fear and anxiety here on earth, as we have a money system that is based upon competition, survival and the principle of ‘the winner takes it all’. As such death is always present here on earth and you are never able to let go, because at every turn you must make sure that you have sufficient with money to survive.

Though, does this problem in anyway solve if we believe in heaven and in a hereafter, where supposedly, the struggle will finally stop and I will be able to find peace and rest. No! It doesn’t!

This is one of the major practical issues of the belief in heaven. It doesn’t serve to establish a new world, it only serves to dull people down in hope and even more fear – instead of acting and doing something that will have an impact and make a difference. We live out our life’s, hoping that somewhere in the future, I will reach a land of sugar coated rainbows, and father god hugging me each day – though we never do anything about the reality that is in front of our eyes! And we never do anything to change the experience of ourselves in our day-to-day life!

Thus – the belief in a heaven puts us in zombie mode. “I will just fight till I die, just hold on, just hold on to the belief, hold on to the dream, just get through this and then all your dreams will become true” – People! Can’t we see how absurd this type of living application is? We are here on earth, with a shitty system that doesn’t support life, we have two hands and a mouth to speak with, we are able to change ourselves and the world around us to become heaven on earth – yet – we hope for a heaven that in-fact doesn’t exist. How delusional is that?

It’s only when we are alive that we have the opportunity to bring heaven to earth, when you are dead, as Steven Hawkins said, you are fucking dead. So, stop your delusions of heaven, get back to earth, use your hands and your mouth and start living by a principle that will accumulate heaven on earth.

And also, as a last question to the believers that might be reading this article – if you’ve managed to not go haywire and exit the article yet: if you were able to go to heaven but you left all people on earth behind to continue their suffering, would you do it? And if you would do it – could you live with yourself?

Let’s bring heaven to earth for everyone, because when you’re dead, you’re dead – but when you’re alive, you’re alive, and it’s when you’re alive that you have use for a heaven. So, build heaven with me using your mouth and your two hands!

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