A restaurant on Kauai, 2008.
Someone: “If you don’t believe in God, you will go to hell.”
Me: “Well, who really knows if there is a God? You will only know when you die. Maybe, when I die, God will say, ‘Surprise, surprise. Here I am. Welcome to Heaven.’”
I just take religion with a grain of salt. So many mistakes have been made because of religion.
Remember Galileo, the famous astronomer (1564-1642) who lived during the Renaissance? After peering into the skies with his telescope, he noted that the sun (not the earth) was the center of the universe and that the earth revolved around the sun. The Catholic Church declared him a heretic and put him under house arrest for the rest of his life. He could no longer do his research. It took many centuries before the Pope apologized and said that Galileo was right and the Church was wrong.
We can only look at other places in the world, where religion has led people to hurt other people who don’t believe what they believe.
Sad, isn’t it?
After discarding all religious paraphernalia, our home is now a secular home. We like it better this way. Instead of going to church on Sunday, we stay home, sip our coffee, and read the morning newspaper. If that is not heavenly, I don’t know what is.
Obey federal, state, and city laws. Those are the only commandments we follow.