• Question: do you believe in heaven and hell?

    Asked by rmaliuna on 26 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Kaitlin Wade

      Kaitlin Wade answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      I don’t think so but the optimist in me would like to think that there was something after death.

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      Rebecca Moon answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      I don’t, but many scientists do manage to combine science and religion.

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      Marianne King answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      I like to think that certain departed relatives are in heaven, purely because it’s a comforting thought for me. But I don’t truly believe in heaven and hell.

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      Alex Blenkinsop answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      No, I believe that death is nothing to be afraid of and that whatever happens to us when we die we won’t be aware of it. I can’t remember before I was born, so by that logic I wouldn’t remember any afterlife.

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      I don’t as such… but I do remember my physics lessons: energy cannot be destroyed. Thus this gives me some kind of solace that my ‘energy’ will still be something after death.

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 26 Jun 2019:

      I’m an agnostic – so I’m prepared to listen to the evidence of their existence, but I don’t believe such evidence exists. My strongest belief is that anything is possible though, so am quite happy to be proven wrong about this one! If I could determine my own ‘afterlife’ I would definitely come back as a cat.

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 27 Jun 2019:

      I am not sure that I believe in a separate place or location called heaven or hell. I think we can make our life here on earth a kind of heaven though.

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      Thiloka Ratnaike answered on 27 Jun 2019:

      In a way I do because of my Buddhist background, however, I believe in creating a change for good now in this lifetime because our minds are not advanced enough to comprehend the many possibilities of the lifetimes ahead of us and before us. So, eitherway, to have the best chance of ending up in a good destination, you still have to do good right now…its a good philosophy to live by no matter what belief system you have I suppose!

    • Photo: Deepak Chandrasekharan

      Deepak Chandrasekharan answered on 27 Jun 2019:

      no but I do think we are all a tiny part of something bigger and more powerful in the universe!