If Hell is the hammer, Heaven is one magnificent bribe

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“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” — Albert Einstein

When I was a kid, my parents hired babysitters whenever they needed to go out to social events for adults. Two of them I remember well, Melanie and Heather. They were both devout Christians and during our time together, they made many attempts to…