I had a conversation with Sydney about death the other night. I told her I don't know what happens when we die, but I like to think our spirit lives on. I pointed out that there's a lot that's unknown in the world and universe, so who really knows? I told her the worst case scenario is 'this is it' and when we die it's eternal emptiness. But it doesn't hurt to hope for more.
She brought it up because she's been receiving a lot of pressure from her friends about going to Church and Heaven and Hell. I have to remind myself that her friends are probably truly concerned for her, because they believe that themselves, but I couldn't help but be irritated with them. Sydney seemed really worried about the possibility of Hell. I told her I didn't believe in Hell at all, that even if we did have a creator I doubt It would make a person with such a mental defect (serial killers) that he/she would kill multiple people and torture them, then sentence that person to burn for eternity. It just doesn't make sense. Mental illness is real. A 'loving God' wouldn't create something like that with the intent that he/she would burn for eternity. The whole idea is ridiculous.