The Catholic church was brilliant in creating Hell and saying that anyone who doesn’t believe in God will automatically be sent there. It’s honestly what stops me from becoming an Atheist ‘cause of that “what if” factor.
What if they’re right and there is a Hell? What if you’re sent there because of the bad deeds you’ve done in life so you’re meant to suffer excruciating pain for the rest of eternity?
But i don’t want to believe in God based off of a “what if” scenario.
I believe it’s bullshit to believe in God just on a what-do-you-have-to-lose basis. True, you don’t have anything to lose. But i still think it’s bullshit if that’s the basis of your belief.
I don’t know what i believe. I honestly don’t. I was raised to believe in God, but i was also raised to believe in the fear of Hell, and honestly, the both go hand-in-hand.
That’s why i say the Catholic church was brilliant to create Hell because if you don’t believe in Hell, you don’t believe in God. And if you don’t believe in God, you’re going to Hell. It’s one of those beautifully constructed paradoxes. It puts that doubt—that fear—unto you.
I’d like to believe in a Paradise we can go to after Death. That’s why religion was created: because we’d rather believe in something after Death other than nothing.
Which is why i believe that religion is cowardice.