The St. Peter Principle

One of the things that religious folks like to say is that without the promise of an afterlife in Heaven or Hell there is no reason for us to live our lives morally and ethically. When I asked him about it, God wasn’t particularly impressed. In fact, he seemed downright saddened.

He told me that Heaven and Hell are not the reasons to be good to each other. We should be good to each other because it makes life better for everyone here and now.

God said that being good just to get into Heaven, is like going to work and playing all the corporate political games but not doing the job you were hired to do. It might get you promoted in the short term, but sooner or later someone will notice and then you’d better watch out.

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