Have you ever thought much about the effects or consequences that may happen if you are wrong about what faith/belief/religion you have chosen? Will you just enter into the circle of reincarnation? Will you burn in hell forever? Will you just be eternally dead? These are some interesting things to think about for only yourself. But let’s say you are an author, evangelist, or missionary for your chosen belief, spreading your faith on to others, and in doing so also causing others to enter into believing something that could be wrong as well. So not only are you yourself headed down the wrong path, but you are also partially responsible for bringing others down the wrong path as well. That’s a scary thought.
Many religions have missionary efforts including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Most of the followers of these religions would claim that their religion is right, and the others are wrong. They can’t all be right. Some are wrong (and some would argue that all of them are wrong). So then, what if you are wrong?
No matter what faith or belief you have, I would encourage you to think about this question, and respond with a comment to this post. I’d like to know what you believe too (are you an atheist, Catholic, Muslim, etc.). I do not want any questions along the lines of “I’m not wrong”. If you have chosen to believe in a certain thing, I already know that you don’t think you are wrong. Do you think there would be ill consequences for you? Do you think there would be even harsher consequences for missionaries and evangelists out there trying to spread their faith to others? Does it even matter to you? Is it worth thinking about? How does the question make you feel?