Someone on Facebook posted John 3:16 where it says people will live forever.
Not that I believe it, but I just cannot imagine this. This, to me, would be the true hell.
If I'm very lucky, I will live to be 100. At nearly half that, already some parts of life no longer hold much interest to me. Some of it's "been there, done that". Even TV shows. I see things and say "seen that before". When they were younger, my kids always wondered how I knew what would happen in Scooby Do. Because it's the same recycled plot. Even if I never saw it or saw it so long ago I forgot.
To some Christians we are supposed to go to some magical sky zoo called heaven. To JWs, it is life on earth. But think about the word forever. It's infinity on a timeline. After what? 1000 years, things may get really boring. You'd have to do that 1000 times to get to a million years. A thousand times all of that again to get to a billion years. What if you're really bored. You'd have to do that all a billion times again. And repeat it all trillions of times. Who wants forever?
In both world there are no offspring, so that thing is not there as a project. At least in the heaven version that many Christians believe, you get new people (at least until people stop believing in this religion). But how interesting are new people? I suppose you could hear tales of earth, which would only make me long for it. But in the end, you've probably seen every single "type" of person. It's like seeing the same plots over and over again in TV shows since the I Love Lucy days. In forever, you will start to see repeats of exactly the same person.
Especially when the assumption is we have a perfect mind. The only respite might be that our mind fills up and can't remember everything so that some things will be new again. Like the old Alzheimer humor where every day is an adventure because you meet new people.
This whole thing sounds terrifying. Do people realize what forever is?
There's also apparently no purpose. There's never any evidence of ANYBODY coming back from heaven or the grave or affecting life on earth in any way. So even if we were in heaven, the best we could do is watch earth. But there's nothing you can do about it. So what's the point to our lives? And in heaven (or earth) things are perfect. So what's there to do? What's the purpose?