Meritocracy Quoting: Septenary Man
Hell is full to the brim of losers, and eternity of dealing with the same 'absolute sins' is starting to drive everyone crazy. This way everyone gets a break and there are some sensible controls in place instead of a thumb width thick book of vague and completely out of scope rules that don't make zero sense anymore. That's all of them btw, everyone on the...bureaucratic level upstairs and down (and other galleries) agrees it's gotten out of hand.
Oddly the decision was made based off of forums like this and the karma points. Since the dumbasses chanting and praying for this forced the situation, we picked what would make sense in the current context of things.
We don't want "the road" or "Mad Max" scenario, it's already been done. Twice. Whole system has to be restarted because nobody is built to survive it. Big mess.
The Guided hand method (like now), has been done more times than fingers and toes, and turns into this situation. Always a four inch rule book, subtle changes to the plan. Which is a complete mess, earth wrecked, wars, toothpaste for cats...seriously, is that even needed? It's a cat.
The sheep and shepherd scenario, what a mess. Zombies would be better company than billions of grinning humans that can't scratch their own asses without permission. At least they would move, well shuffle.
This time everyone gets to play for their own soul in balance with powers; even the demons, angels, old gods, everyone. They start messing with the balance, they get destroyed. So if some idiot is claiming possession...no, you may call them out for attention seeking idiot stick.
The battle for the soul never had anything to do with the legions of dead. It had to do with each of you as individuals making direct choices in your lives. Pick poorly and you get the boot and get two post death interview.
Once with "St Peter" if you lived a good life and weren't too big of a prick. And if you chose badly, the second interview which will be...uh...not fun.
The illuminated ones...well, they've been recycled for so long to take care of crap on earth, they've all gone a bit funny and crazy. So time to give them a well deserved break as well, the option for them to split for a while and ascend is there. Eventually though they'll be needed again, but in a different context...that is another thing altogether though. Those guys I'll be talking to in private later one on one. Some I'm not looking forward to discussing it with as a couple of them are batshit crazy.
However, yes, meritocracy is the idea, how it works out, not sure. You guys are the..."alpha test site" for 1000 years. Let she/he with the most balanced life enjoy the spoils of it IN their lives by working well with others and in the afterlife.