I was raised a Presbyterian. I attended church as a kid, was active in the church youth group as a teenager (gag), etc. These days, I am not sure if I believe in God, although I would like to. Two of my sisters converted to Catholicism when they got married (to men, not to each other!). I never really thought much about the Catholic religion until one day a while back, I was reading a newspaper opinion column or something of that nature which stated that Catholics believe that if you are not Catholic, you are going to hell when you die.
That can't be true, right? I mean, surely if you are a good person, if you are a Christian, if you believe in God, surely the Catholics believe that you will go to heaven!
Wrong. I talked to several of my friends who are Catholic, and although they hemmed and hawed and tried to change the subject and were obviously uncomfortable with this facet of their religion, the fact of the matter is this: The Catholic church instructs its followers that all non-Catholics are going to hell. No matter now good of a person someone might be, if they are not Catholic, they are going straight to hell when they die. Which inspired the following flip book (you can see the yarn ties on the left side of the pages):