I'm scared out of my tree. All this tsunami stuff/floods/etc etc has fuelled alot of talk in the office about the end of the world. One particularly religious colleague of mine, Fiona, told me that I need to be "saved" if I have any hope of going to heaven. I told her I am a confirmed Catholic - isn't that good enough? Apparently not. She told me that one day, God is going to have something called "A Rapture", where all the hardcore born-again Christians will be taken from the Earth - just disappear - while everyone else is left to deal with chaos and doom on Earth. Is quite a farfetched theory. But I listened and it got me thinking - shit! I'm going to hell aren't I? I haven't exactly been a moral person over the last couple of months! She gave me a book to read last month. Called "Left Behind." You can just imagine what it is about. It's a fictional novelistic account of this pilot whose life is turned upside down cops all the Christians disappear. It's written by a preacher - go figure. But it's hectic! I'm scared shitless when I turn off my light and try to sleep. Steve thinks I'm mad to even contemplate reading it and thinks I've got nuts. I haven't I'm just scared!
How true is all of this?
Is there any way of knowing?
How do I avoid going to hell?
Why does Jesus choose like that?
I thought he wasn't judgmental?
What happens to all the religious people who are Jewish/Hindu/Muslim?
I'm scared! I THINK I HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED, but because I'm not exactly thinking objectively right now, I'm not quite sure.
WHAT DO I BELIEVE?