Now that I've been out of Christianity for a while, one thing that seems very strange to me is the Christian conception of a Heaven in which, day and night, people will be singing songs to God and telling him how great he is. For one thing, wouldn't that get old rather quickly? More importantly though, what kind of person would want people groveling and constantly going on about how awesome you are? I could see a North Korean dictator enjoying that sort of thing (Kim Jong-un certainly does), but normal people? No way! What kind of person needs their self-esteem propped up by that sort of subservient, fawning adulation? Imagine if when your friends were with you, all they did was bow down before you, sing songs in honor of you, and constantly shower you with praise. Wouldn't it make you uncomfortable; embarrassed? Healthy relationships certainly don't work that way.
Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
“You are worthy, O Lord our God..."
Does anyone really not find to be preposterous, the idea that an all-powerful, perfect being would want - much less require - worship?
Written by J. M. Green