The human mind Is brighter today than it was yesterday.
Yesterday, the human mind believed in two powers, one good and the other, bad. The human mind believed in the superiority of dualism. In the doctrine of opposing forces, the human mind hated one and loved the other.
Today, the literal belief in a heaven and a hell is obsolete. Neither logic, common sense or science supports it beyond the realization that both ideas are states of consciousness that each has the power to choose in every moment.
Because all life, including our universe is One and without opposition. Furthermore, if there were anything outside of "the One," then together the Universe and That which is believed to be greater than the universe would be contained within the One. And, that Greater Reality becomes that in which we live, move and have our being.
The One also includes that which is supposedly outside of It.
How does this explain the "horrors or tragedies" in the world you maybe asking?" The idea that an event is a "horror or tragedy" is merely an exercise in conditioned, reaction-based judgement. All events are indeed neutral. It is us who label them.
The question then is, from whom does one acquire a judgement or label about an event or experience? Does it come from a social construct or belief system that focuses on chaos over order or finds seeing the beauty in all events nearly impossible; or does it come from a higher understanding of an ever prevailing, always unfolding experience of life? Both views are correct. Yet each holds a different consequence in one's state of mind.
Today, more human minds are comprehending and understanding the principle that no house, kingdom or person divided against itself can stand and/or be whole, perfect and complete. The Kingdom of God (Good, Ultimate Reality, Life, the Creative Force, etc.) is no exception, and this Principle is no respecter of person, place or thing.
If you are familiar with the Christian tradition and it's sacred book you may appreciate these ideas.
In Matt 12:25, Mark 3:25 and Luke 11:17, Jesus reportedly said, “Every (every means every) kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." If Satan casts out Satan and God casts out God, they are divided against themselves. How then will either kingdom stand? The same follows for the human mind. It cannot stand or be at peace, when it is divided against itself.
The Kingdom or the mind cannot be whole and know wholeness, when there is a belief in a heaven and a hell, a God and a Devil, and a God and mammon. It must come to terms with its formless unified nature.
In Matt 6:24, Jesus reportedly said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” The Good does not exist when you believe in an All-Powerful God on one hand and an equally opposing force on the other hand. The two beliefs are a contradiction; they cancel each out. To believe in a god and a devil and/or a heaven and a hell, is to be divided against oneself. And, perhaps, it is this division of thought and confused state which accompanies it that constitutes a state we call "hell."