ok.. before my answer. see, Great holy books like Bible, Querran, Bhagavath Geetha are written by men. The Men wrote those scriptures are great scholers. Scriptures are indispensable to all religions. They save religions from mutation and from extinction. The faith which has no gospel for its guidance gets lost in a series of transformations. Finally, it disintegrates and loses its individuality. But, a faith that draws sanction and inspiration from a sacred book is able to hold its own. accordinly, the Bible that the Bible is the scripture of the christians is well known even to those beyound the pale of the christendom. i explain you more. A visitor to a palace can see only some portions of it. But, the prince apparent can have free access to all parts of the palace. similarly, we afterall humans having a handful of knowledge and doing things, but we forget that there is mountain level knowledge yet to learn. you say about some matters of gambling, alcohol, abortion etc., we are humans and we act without applying our mind and to see the pros and cons. ok..that is not the matter now. you say about heaven and hell. i explain you. my answer... to your question that heaven is a boaring place. Our elders are very clever. To make proper guidance, they created the hell and heaven. it is nothing. Actually, there is hell or heaven. Those who do good things, and earning a good name from the people dies, what we say ? A good man, why God not allowed him to be alive for some more years etc., and the good man will be always with the people's mind and heart. This is called heaven. Take another angle.. a man always doing atrocities, cruel things, giving trouble to people and if he dies. what will be the reaction of the people...oh God, why you allowed him alive in this world ? this is hell. He will not be in the heart and mind of the people. According to the religion, the heaven is a place of joy, happiness and hell is a place where one will be punished with all kind of tortures. why this is created by the elders? To set right the people to a good path and not to be cruel. if we say ''please don't do'' , no one hear us, but if we say ''don't do it, it is against the will of God and God will punish'', then he will hear. so, it is a kind of threatening nature for good. Don't worry, there is no such heaven and no boaring there.