Is Mark going to hell?

12/24/2001

I’m worried about Mark: “One more thing I’d like to record is that today my father implied he thinks i’m going to hell. He explained to me his concern, that he’d like me to be with him when we both eventually die, and he’s worried about that not happening, because I study different religions …now, that’s pretty horrible.” Of course I’m an atheist, so at one level this would of course sound horrific to me. But I suppose the core question is whether it is worse to believe that your son might not experience an afterlife, or to enforce your beliefs upon them. A horrible situation to be in, for all concerned…