What is the purpose of heaven?
This is something in all religions that I do not understand and did not understand as a believer. You die. You go to….heaven? hell? other? What exactly is the purpose of an eternal afterlife? I am hoping some theists respond to this with whatever explanation they have been told or interpreted.
I was taught that you go to heaven when you die as a reward for believing. The end. No explanation as to why you would want to go there in the first place. No real explanation regarding what happens when you get there. (I have heard some allusions to it being a happy place but no concrete descriptions.) I have also heard explanations involving believers being turned into angels, but again the purpose of this was never made clear.
I am not looking to necessarily destroy any explanations (although others might - lol) just trying gain a better understanding of one of the biggest marketing tools used by religions.