I used to believe there was. And I used to believe the latter was where I was headed when I died. You had to be really good to go to heaven. Really good. I wasn't bad, but I wasn't perfect either. I thought I was off heaven's guestlist for not being good all the time.
I now think the whole heaven/hell concept's really just a form of behavioural control. Scare someone into behaving. Offer an eternal cookie.
(I'm actually a bit angered by it. Not entirely sure why. Perhaps because it's dawning on me how much of a ploy/clever manipulative tool it might actually be. Fear. Reward. Fear (hell). Reward (heaven).)
*shrugs* Maybe I'm totally wrong. Maybe heaven/hell really exist. Not that I care as much as I used to, or more importantly, let it dictate my actions. If anything, heaven/hell's within me, not up there in the sky or way down there beneath my feet.
What do you think/believe? Do you believe in a heaven/hell?
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