Writing About Heaven
When I started writing my, soon to be four, book manifesto on the nature of the afterlife, I had no idea where it was going. The concepts of a life beyond were limited by my exposure to dogmas and religions over my lifetime. Brought up in a quasi-protestant home, my interests in the subject went through many iterations until I settled on non—belief. So as a nonbeliever, the notion that I would someday write 300,000 plus words about living in the afterlife seemed remote.
However, faith in things we cannot know persists. The history of all of man is filled to overflowing by the ebb and flow of religious debate and reference. No other topic has been discussed so thoroughly and with as much consequence as this one. My own life has been in constant intersection with people of faith, people without faith and people talking about faith. It is all consuming of our civilizations and what Mortimer Adler called “The Great Conversation.” <