I guess this model presupposes that salvation is not through either faith or good works, but through inner goodness: If you enjoy doing bad things, but choose to do good things instead, that doesn’t make you good enough; your inner desires themselves have to be good. (Which means you actually have no control over whether you are rewarded or punished, since people don’t choose their desires.)
Also, it does reward people who enjoy being good but choose to do bad things instead. I don’t think I know anyone like that, though.
(Except maybe some religious people who want to be good but choose to do terrible things they don’t really like doing, because their religion tricked them into thinking those were good things.)
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What if there isn’t a heaven and a hell?
I didn’t think you believed in either of those.
I don’t. But what if there is an afterlife, and it’s only ONE afterlife?
Like, what if it’s this sort of morally perfect place, where you always have to spend all your time doing good, virtuous things? Like, you HAVE to, there is literally no other option.
And for people who deserve to go to heaven, that is heaven. And for people who deserve to go to hell, that is hell.
Wow. How efficient.
MOUSEOVER TEXT: a true god would be efficient enough to accomplish both salvation and perdition with one afterlife