Whilst getting ready for a night out for the queen of reems (Natasha) birthday me and Bilqis got into a deep conversation on heaven, hell, curly hair and what makes people do bad things (we’re very intellectual girls, we know).
I’m Catholic and she’s Muslim so traditionally our theories will kind of differ. For those of you who don’t know as Catholics we’re meant to believe when you die you go into purgatory. Easiest way I can explain it is a big room where you either prove you’re sorry and work off your ‘debt’ therefore going to heaven or you prove you’re not sorry and go to hell. Muslims believe when you die and you’re in your coffin you’re asked specific questions. Basically I think what she said was if you give good honest answers then you go into a place like purgatory but it’s a happy place till judgement day, if your answers don’t reflect on your life as being good then you go and work it off till judgement.
Whether you believe in God or not everyone know’s about heaven, hell and the devil but think about it, if God is meant to have created us and decided everything we were going to do even before we were born then why do people go to hell? Can’t ‘he’ just stop us from doing those bad things since in the end ‘he’s’ meant to forgive everyone anyway as everyone is meant to be his children? Then there’s the devil, yes the devil is meant to be evil and hurt people but only bad people are meant to go to hell so does that mean the devil is doing good and punishing bad people or what? We came to kind of a conclusion. Whatever you do is already set in stone, whether you harm people in a malicious way depends on what happens to you. No one is perfect so we’re all going to keep making mistakes. Sometimes we have to do the wrong things to get the right outcome since everything you do has a snowball effect. You decided to leave the house two minutes later, this could be the difference between life and death. As insignificant as one little life may be everything they do is significant and needs to happen. Maybe as long as you try to be a good person all the wrong and bad things you do will be for a reason and when you’ve done what you were put on earth for you will move on and should find out.
Later on I went to my cousin Mumas and him and his flatmates started talking about heaven and hell. What a conincidinc! Basically they don’t think heaven and hell is the stereotypical cloud, harps and God with a massive beard. They think both are built depending on your likes and dislikes for example Simons idea (pretty funny) of heaven is basically girls, boobs and trampolines. Mumas idea of hell would involve a lot of slugs. I still can’t decide what my idea of each would be but heaven would have to include chocolate fudge brownies from Thorntons or brownies from Bungalows and Bears or just deserts, I like deserts!
AHHHH I know it’s confusing but they’re all interesting theories. We may all be right and we may all be wrong but usually people don’t like to think about looking deeper into their beliefs or religion because they may uncover something they didn’t want to know but remember you have to learn from somewhere.