|Make your choice.|
Imagine you have a blue pill and a red pill, and you must swallow one of them right now and not the other.My thoughts on the scenario. Although the red pill option doesn't indicate that the afterlife is heaven, this seems to be a correct assumption. I don't see having sins pardoned as a very great benefit, but eternal life might be nice.
If you take the red pill, you will die immediately. If there is an afterlife, all your sins will be pardoned and you will spend eternity there. If there isn’t an afterlife, you will just be dead.
If you take the blue pill, you will live a long, happy, and fulfilling life on Earth. You won’t die early of illness or injury. You will be an asset to society. But if there is an afterlife, you will not partake in it when you die. When you die you will cease to exist, even if there is an afterlife for everyone else.
Which pill will you choose?
The blue pill option is also very nice. I'm a bit surprised that the scenario does not include an afterlife of "hell." The blue pill so far clearly seems like the better option.
The red pill option asks one to gamble something we know--the here and now--in exchange for something we don't--the afterlife. I cannot see a good reason for making this gamble. On the other hand, the blue pill option asks one to gamble something we don't know--eternal afterlife--in exchange for something we do--the here and now. It seems much easier to risk a potential afterlife than to risk an actual life, and so again the blue pill seems like the more reasonable path.
With the red pill, if there is no afterlife, we've been utter fools to give away our lives. With the blue pill, if there is an afterlife, we've not been foolish yet will have lost a lot. If the red pill is wrong, and there's no afterlife, then there's no benefit whatsoever to swallowing the red pill. If the blue pill is wrong, one still gets to live a human life, which makes swallowing the blue pill still beneficial.
I don't really understand the frame of mind that would think the red pill option was superior. Perhaps someone will explain to me.