What if heaven and hell weren’t awaiting for us after we die but are instead on Earth already?
The Earth has been seen as the middle point between Heaven and Hell; Heaven is up and Hell is down. But because the Earth is in the middle, the middle is always “neutral” as it is neither of the two extremes and so contains the perfect place for both to coexist at the same time.
With that said, the Earth is a place where a person can experience their own Heaven or Hell depending on what their choices were. And since we have no concrete answer for what lies beyond death; punishment and reward are not guaranteed nor eternal after death.
But then isn’t that because they can be experienced on Earth already?
If that’s the case, I guess you only live once.