I love a good debate as much as the next person, but when you debate you have to realize parties from various beliefs are going to contribute their thoughts and come up with the own arguments as to the validity/invalidity of the topic at hand.
If members here believe in Yahweh, God, Hades, etc and their Angels/Angelic beings, Heaven/Hell, etc. then you have to respect that. You have to allow both sides of the argument to be had, and not just debating one side. Otherwise, it's not a debate, it's soapbox. I don't like soapboxes because it goes against the purpose of this forum, which is open discussion of all beliefs in a civilized, respectful manner.
My question here would be why promise a paradise if all you going to do is make servants out of the souls who come there and why would it be a class-like system, some get the paradise, while others are no more then servants and in a borg like system? It doesn't seem like a real thing to me!!!
My only comment on this entire thread is this... if there is a creator who is going to use the souls as construction equipment in building something for him/herself why bother even telling the beings you've created that you exist? Because when you (the created being) die the creator(s) are going to do with you what they want whether you believe something is going to happen or not, you're not going to have any say in what happens to your soul once you die, you will be void of free will & you will become part of the pillar... should this proposal be true. What's the point of even going through all the subterfuge of creating beings? If you are that powerful, just create the pillar. Create something else where you don't have to bother with the entire life-death-rebirth cycle. If you believe you are just an energy source (like the Matrix & their human battery idea) and the thing that holds up the gods/creators/etc is the souls of humans then why bother telling them anything? Why bother with free will? Why bother with programming various human distinctions (looks, behaviors, etc), why not make them all the same? It would be far easier if that is the ultimate goal, to make them construction material. It seems if a being is powerful enough to orchestrate what exists on this planet, that they could orchestrate a far simpler system to build pillars.
The purpose of belief in a heaven & hell is the human conscious, do good things, good things happen, do bad things, bad things happen. Action/reaction. Cause/Effect.
The bare bones truth of the matter is that not one person on this Earth knows EXACTLY what is going to happen when you die. It's fun to talk about, debate, shoot the breeze, throw out some ideas, discuss ideologies/religions/spiritual beliefs... but, at the end of the day no one can guarantee you what will happen after you die. If humans were meant to know they would be designed that way, you would have absolute truth in what happens after death, but that's not the case, humans aren't meant to know, they are meant to DECIDE & BELIEVE, and have FAITH in their convictions.