The six great world religions come with messages of good news and bad. Here’s the lowdown:
- Islam and Christianity. Good news: God and heaven are real and you can go there! Bad news: Get with the program or God will torture you over fire forever.
- Judaism. Good news: God has given the land of Israel to the descendants of Abraham! Bad news: It’s occupied.
- Secular Humanism. Good news: Working together, we can make a heaven of Earth! Bad news: At death that’s the end of you.
- Hinduism. Good news: You are a part of God! Bad news: So is McDonald’s.
- Buddhism. Bad news: The things of this world have no essence and nothing lasts; to attach to anything is suffering. Good news: The self too has no essence and it will all be over soon.