Re: Desirability of immortality (was: ABC TELEVISION)

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 20:39:00 +0000

> From: Anders Sandberg <>

> In discussions like this it is always fun to ask why people are
> attracted to the western religions with their promises of eternal
> life. If you buy that immortality produces eternal ennui, then heaven
> must be worse than most conceptions of hell.

Oh, there is more to it than that, if you take the Bible literally.
The description in Revelations (if I remember correctly) of how well
illuminated Heaven is, can be fed into some fairly standard
calculations. And the conclusion that is compelled is that Hell
absolutely must be *much* cooler -- because sulfur is a liquid, not a

Unfortunately, I don't remember where I came across this little
trivia point.

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