How would you describe heaven? I was thinking just now, what would I get if I began speaking Sunday morning with a question - "Give me a one word description of what heaven means to you."
Here's the secular version.
Synonyms: Canaan, Elysium, Shangri-la*, Zion, afterworld, arcadia, atmosphere, azure*, beyond, bliss, dreamland, ecstasy, empyrean, enchantment, eternal home, eternal rest, eternity, fairyland*, felicity, firmament, glory, great unknown*, happiness, harmony, heights, hereafter, immortality, kingdom, kingdom come, life everlasting, next world, nirvana, paradise, pearly gates*, promised land*, rapture, sky*, the blue*, transport, upstairs*, utopia, wonderland*
"heaven." Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.3.1). Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. 11 Apr. 2008. <Thesaurus.com http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/heaven>.
See anything missing?
How about "home"?