I wanted to begin a discussion on the topic of heaven. To me this is one of the most misguided topics in all of Christianity. There are several aspects that bother me. To illustrate this point let me go over the most common way I hear heaven described in Christian circles. Here it goes: You go up into the clouds and of course b/c you were a good Christian you are able to enter the gates of heaven. You are in your physical body. You still walk, comb your hair, and I would assume eat and go the bathroom just like on earth. You see all your friends and family there too. They are just like you remember them. All day everyone sings and dances and is forever happy. No one is ever unhappy, uncomfortable, or bored. Very odd that even though you are not an earthly human you still have the same emotions and physical characteristics. And I could go on and on about all the rejoicing that has been forecasted in church and from our Christian friends. Big problem here is that all this stuff I have written is not biblical. I am not a biblical scholar but I believe heaven is referenced less that 3 or 4 times in the bible (correct me if I am wrong). I believe that Jesus simply referred to it as paradise. So that means the rest of the details have been filled in by us. Could “heaven” be a lot different than the descriptions I have listed above? What do you think?