First, before doing anything else, read this thread. http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=283166 Now, to the actual hypothetical. For the purposes of this hypothetical, let's assume the following are true: 1. God is real. 2. There is an afterlife. 3. The afterlife is divided into "heaven" and "hell". 4. God's true religion is called "Godism", and you are a faithful practitioner. 5. Entrance into "heaven" requires belief in Godism. 6. All of your friends and family are atheists. 7. "Heaven" is eternal paradise. 8. "Hell" is eternal misery. Now, let's say you, a steadfast believer in Godism, are reclining comfortably on the sofa, eating Cheeto Puffs and watching My Little Pony. Suddenly, a bright light appears, blinding you momentarily. It recedes, and when you open your eyes, God is standing before you. (For the purposes of this hypothetical, this IS actually God.) You fall down to your knees, asking what God wishes of you. "First," God says, "Thou shalt stop watching My Little Pony, you sissy." Blushing, you nod your head vigorously. "Anything!" God continues. "I came here to tell you something, [your name]. Something very important. You have been very righteous in your faith, and so I have come offering you a choice concerning salvation. "You know very well that all of your friends and family are atheists, and therefore are doomed to eternal damnation in Hell after they pass from this life. You, however, are destined to go to Heaven after this life. I hereby offer you a choice: "Option 1 -- You go to Heaven after you die, and all of your friends and family go to Hell. You will be happy in Heaven, living in everlasting paradise, but you will always have the thought of your friends, family, and loved ones suffering in eternal misery and torment. "Option 2 -- You go to Hell after you die, and all of your friends and family go to Heaven. You will be miserable in Hell, living in everlasting misery, but you will always have the thought of your friends, family, and loved ones living happily in eternal paradise. "Option 3 -- You and downtown go to Heaven after you both die, and literally every other person who has ever lived, is living, and will live goes to Hell. "So, [your name], what do you choose? Option 1, Option 2, or Option 3?"