If my mother will not go to heaven, I renounce the privilege
What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
Paradise is near to you when you are powerful; hell is nearer when you are weaker
Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help
Endeavor to create heaven on earth and turn your heart into the new Jerusalem
It’s impossible to do science without faith. Sometimes scientists build theories on the premises of faulty assumptions until they discover they were in error and begin again from square one until they discover the true theory. It’s quite different with theologians, they build false theory upon false theory until they give you detailed descriptions of heaven and hell and construct dogmas to protect their errors and if you dare say they are in error they condemn you to eternal damnation they arrived at through false theories
Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world
Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.
There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom