I shall be surprised if there is a life after death but not, I hope, dismayed, for if there proves to be a life after death I’m sure that it will not be less interesting than this life. I am sure, that is to say, that God is not a monster and that vengeance is not His. Nor can I, on the other hand, see any purpose in rewards in heaven. These, I think, are fanciful attempts to redress a fanciful picture of this life. I am utterly convinced, with Ecclesiastes, that God created man upright, but they have sought out many inventions, and I think it time that this great truth should throw its light into every timid corner of our minds. I am sure that we are not inherently sinful; it is the inventions that are sinful.