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Cultural Differences

We'll Go to Hell Together
by Yang


One day, on my break time, a co-worker asked me if I had a religion. I said no. She was quite shocked. I told her that I grew up in a family without any religious beliefs and was taught at school that human beings were evolved from apes. I also mentioned there would be no spirit after death. She was more shocked. She told me that I should believe in God, or my spiritual world would be empty.

During the entire break, she suggested I read books about God. Eventually, she became very disappointed by my silence and said, “Not believing in God is the biggest sin in the Bible. People who don’t believe in God will go to hell after they die.”

I was pretty upset after the conversation. Later, I told my husband what had happened. He laughed and said, “Don’t worry, dear, you forget I am the same as you, so we’ll go to hell together.”