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Single Idea 21520

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / d. Heaven]

Full Idea

It is a sad evidence of the weariness mankind has suffered from excessive toil that his heavens have usually been places where nothing ever happened or changed.

Gist of Idea

That our heaven is a dull place reflects the misery of excessive work in life


Bertrand Russell (Political Ideals [1917], 1)

A Reaction

Has any religion got an idea of heaven as a place full of lively activity and creative problem-solving? That is what suits us best.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Political Ideals' [Spokesman 2007], p.19