This question was raised by one of a few friends who stayed with us this weekend and I wanted to throw it out for some feedback? Are the following perspectives a matter of relativity or are they capable of existing apart from one another? Better yet, are they interdependent on each other or is one the shadow of the other, whereas that from which the shadow is cast truly exists while the same is not true of the shadow itself? Can we know what good is without evil? Can we know love without hate? Can we know what is moral without the immoral? Can we know truth without lies?
If the answers to the above questions are yes, then what ramifications does that have on your beliefs about God? About what you may call “Heaven”? Whether you believe that Heaven is a place that you go when you die or whether it be an alternate reality in which one can presently live where all things are truly real, can it exist in either case as the proverbial yin without the yang?
Conversely, what might it mean if the answers are no?