But who cares about illegal immigration here? This is an anti-afterlife blog! All illegal immigration issues aside, Josh said something rather, shall we say, delusional. Check out the insanity:
Although I am first and foremost a citizen of heaven, I am blessed to live in the United States of America.
Pay extra close attention to the first half of that sentence: "...I am first and foremost a citizen of heaven..."
Excuse me? Since when did this guy go up to heaven and begin blogging from the right hand side of Jesus Christ? I will be so bold as to argue:
"No Josh. First and foremost -indeed exclusively- you are a citizen of the human race on planet Earth, and according to the majority of Christian's views, you don't even know if you will end up in heaven or hell yet (that is, if there was an afterlife, which there isn't). So what you said is premature and delusional on at least two levels."
The part that's really insane is that I get the feeling that Josh isn't any more whacked out than the typical Christian. Why do I get the feeling that millions of Christians in North America alone would proudly echo Josh's claim that, "...I am first and foremost a citizen of heaven..." while they are as yet sitting on their ass on planet Earth?
To use an illegal immigration example, it's like a native Ecuadorian riding a northbound train through central Mexico and telling his companions, "I am first and foremost a citizen of Canada." No, on second thought, it’s even worse than that. The afterlife is a whole other dimension entirely. Using material-based examples, I guess the best analogy I could give would be a native Ecuadorian riding a northbound train through central Mexico and telling his companions, "I am first and foremost a citizen of Mars." Even then, the analogy isn't bold enough to match the insanity of claiming, while on material Earth, to be first and foremost a citizen of an immaterial extra-dimensional realm where one must first expire in this realm in order to join the next.
But the problems with Josh's statement continue. If Josh is first and foremost a citizen of heaven, then is he in the United States illegally? He says he is blessed to "live" in the United States. But so are illegal aliens! Does heaven accept dual citizenship? Does the United States recognize Josh's heaven citizenship as well? Is there an extradition treaty? I think not.
In the United States, if you are born here, you are automatically a citizen. I assume Josh was born in the United States. So how did Josh get citizenship to heaven? Did he apply yet? Was his application accepted? How did he apply, by signing up at Raptureletters.com? Or maybe by attempting suicide? For all Josh knows, he could be a future citizen of Hell. Is Josh truly insane, or did he just forget to think things through logically (in other words, stupid)? I think both. He is suffering from the cognitive dissonance of a Christoid strain of afterlife-ism.
It's times like this that make me wish that pro-afterlifers could somehow discover firsthand after their death that there was no afterlife. Sadly, that can never happen, because they will in fact be dead, and they will be no more existent than they were before they were conceived. But on second thought, maybe the fact that they will never discover their own error in belief makes it that much funnier of a joke.