Road To Heaven
...She was loosing her breath, I was taking deep breaths.
"Easy, you'll be fine." I said to her - I lied to her.
I felt her pulse, and it was getting fainter, she managed to smile and I noticed again, the obvious change from a very robust cheek to one that has death painted over it.
I tried to conceal my pity, then I said to her, "My friend, I'm not judging you, but you know the way you lived your life, the best you can do now is to ask for forgiveness from your creator,the way whatsoever the religion you practice admonishes."
She gave that dying smile again and said, "I don't need any forgiveness. I'm safe. I'm going to heaven. I know I've lived a sinful life and I deserve this type of death, but my religion guarantees me heaven if I master the 99 names of God."
For a moment, I felt maybe she was hallucinating, but then history and experience reminded me that, words that people at the very end of their life utters has to be noted. "That can't be real, that's so shallow..." I said.
"The books of the Prophets can't contain any lie." she interjected.
My mouth went dry. Quickly, I called my friend that practices the same religion as her, and asked him. He told me he knew nothing about it,he hasn't heard of such. I was relieved.
About four minutes later, my friend called back and told me he has confirmed from a senior member - she was right. It's true - I still wouldn't believe it. I picked up my phone and queried the internet, my fears was confirmed, she - they were right.
Wondering how she and any other person could believe and live by that idea. Live life without caution, master 99 names and you'll get away with it. This made me question my life,my existence, my beliefs and everything. Do I even believe in all these anymore - do I - should I believe in anything anymore?
It was as if she was reading my mind, because she gave me that smile again. This time, it looked beautiful for a moment and her face glowed. She took her last breath, and I took a deep breath...