Is Heaven Overrated? David Crosby Thought So
David Crosby, of the famous musical group “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,” recently died at the age of 81. Just before his passing, he wrote on Twitter that he heard heaven was overrated, and kind of cloudy. This brings up an interesting question that many ask: am I going to heaven when I die, and is it really “overrated”?
One of the famous songs of Cosby and his band The Byrds is “Turn, Turn, Turn” from 1965. The lyrics come directly from the Bible—Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. This song talks about seasons of life and a time to every purpose under the heavens. While Pete Seeger was the songwriter on this one, it has an ethereal connection to vocalist and bandmate David Crosby, whose “turn” it has been to die. But the elephant in the room is that the timing has to do with a purpose under heaven, meaning God’s will. In this respect, heaven isn’t overrated.