I posted this one day in response to, “Say heaven was in your backard. What does it look like?”
So this blog will host my silly little musings.
I don’t have a backyard.
But for the purpose of my task I will use my old one in our scenario, in an attempt to present my description as accurately as possible.
Now there’s the size. We’ll say my backyard this summer was about 10,000 sq. feet. Height.. Unfortunately living beneath controlled airspace means some likely Federal Aviation Administration regulations, hence the government wouldn’t allow property ownership up to the edge of the stratosphere. Say it’s to the top of the house, which was about 25ft. This makes the total volume of my backyard 250,000 cubic feet.
First let’s talk about heaven for a minute.
There isn’t much empirical evidence available to suggest that heaven actually exists as a separate “realm” from the known physical universe. Or even if it’s only accessible through a physical process unknown to mankind. For this conjecture, I contest that since heaven’s contemporary definition maintains that it exists as a solely ’spiritual’ place, we must first clarify the vocabulary.
To simplify my case, I’ll use the mind-body dilemma. The spirit is the soul. The soul is the mind‘s sense of self. Sense of self is consciousness. Consciousness is an emergent phenomenon, a higher-level property of brain activity. Now I don’t believe in any sense that this renders humanity, beings exclusively equipped with a personal identity, as ontologically insignificant. But we can infer that if the human spirit can be reduced to an extraordinarily complex and highly unknown progression of molecular interactions, we may be justified in asserting that other ‘spirits’ and alleged ‘spiritual’ things are governed by the same laws of physics as man, a so-called ’spiritual’ being.
So the same kind of material in heaven is also throughout the rest of our universe and will subsequently behave the same way.
ISA 66:1 This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth
is my footstool.”
Taking this analogy into account, we may deduce that the mass ratio of the kingdom of heaven to earth is roughly proportional to the mass of the average throne and the mass of an average footstool. (We’ll use 50kg and 5 kg, respectively.) Earth, as we know, is 5.9742 x 10^24 kg, this makes heaven ten times larger at 5.9742 x 10^25kg. And now it’s suddenly in my backyard.
At 8439076050000000000000 kilograms per cubic meter, the density of my monster condensed block of divine matter would be analogous to that of a neutron star, a celestial body supported against further collapse by degeneracy pressure due to the Pauli exclusion principle.. which holds that no two identical sub atomic particles may occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. If this fails.. we get a black hole. Hopefully this doesn’t happen.
Gravitational forces are additive of course, so everything will inevitably be pulled towards my super-heated hell (heaven?) of a backyard. The holy might of heaven is intense. Around the world, buildings will collapse, mountains will topple, and volcanoes will erupt. The oceans will flow in and drown all of New York in thousands of kilometers of water. We will see the Pacific literally drain.
Substantial shifting of tectonic plates will create quakes so massive that gobs of lava will burst from the mantle and destroy continents worth of what’s left of civilization. Even the moon isn’t safe. Backyard heaven will cause it to either have an extremely lengthy and elliptical orbit or completely zip off into outer space; but if we’re really lucky it’ll come down to greet us.
Assuming you and I survive the devastation, heaven will eventually sink down into the core and stabilize. Then, we can finally begin to rebuild society only to subsist on a desperately amorphic and molten planet with the normal gravitational pull likened to enduring a space shuttle launch.
(Right after we all lynch you for single-handedly triggering the apocalypse with his ridiculous hypothetical question.)