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Christy Caputo

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If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?

I will start by saying I was raised in a religious home; we attended church 3 times a week whether we wanted to or not. In my mid-30's I started to recognize subtle similarities to various world religions and the religion I grew up believing. This made me wonder...if not all religions teach of a "heaven" or "hell" as where one goes when one dies based on how the person lived on earth...would those who are not exposed to religion believe in a heaven and hell or something similar?

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    Jan 2 2012: This reminds me of Voltaire, who said if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. So perhaps it's not if we believe, but why.

    One of the reasons I like Mother Theresa so much is because of how much doubt she had. Doubt is the essence of Faith, not its opposite. For those who claim absolute faith have nothing of the sort.

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