Religions Made Easy

Heaven is a bit like Yorkshire.

In that, everyone wants to go there and each religion has its version of paradise.


They just have different routes of getting there.

For example, if you were going to the splendiferous Yorkshire Dales from London, you’d go straight up the M1.

Likewise, if you were heading over from Manchester, you’d nip over the Pennines on the eastbound M62.

But, if someone from London said to someone from Manchester, the best way to get to the Nirvana of the Yorkshire Moors, is to get on the M56 heading west, drive south down the M6 to London, then up the M1, (adding about 400 miles to the journey), you’d politely tell them that you knew a better way. A better way for you, that is.

Obviously, a Mancunian should be mindful of not advising a Londoner that the best way to the celestial magnificence of Whitby is to drive up the M6, then across on the M62. It’s just not in their best interests.


So, whether you’re heading to the Valhalla of Yorkshire from Cornwall or Cockermouth, it doesn’t matter which route you take, so long as you get here eventually. You’re sure to get a warm welcome.

The journey will have been worth it.


Oh, and by the way, I’m not religious, but I believe I’ll be going to the same place as you are. I just don’t know where that is. But I hope it’s like Yorkshire.



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16 responses to “Religions Made Easy

  1. Yet there is magic in every route

  2. samanthamurdochblog

    Love this!

  3. Ok, so we agree it’s Yorkshire. Hmmm. I’m sure we can fall out very easily about which part. I’ve also found hell by the way, it’s Codnor.

    • I’m intrigued to know which parts of Yorkshire you like. I love the east coast – Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes. Also the North Yorks Moors and the Yorkshire Dales- Grassington, Hawes, Malham… I take my two daughters to Haworth quite regularly to visit the Bronte museum and the Wuthering Heights of the moors. Which parts do you like? I’ve never been to Codnor, I shall have to Google it.

      • Haworth is on the list to visit as I read Mrs Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Bronte this year. I will add Malham, Grassington and Hawes on your recommendation. We’re regular visitors to the coast (you didn’t include poor Brid) and had one of the best family holidays ever based near filey with days at different seasides and some excursions into the moors. Other than that, Sheffield which, incidentally I’m going back to later in the year to see Heaven 17 and Blancmange! Have gone off Scarborough in recent years though for some reason whereas it used to be the favourite. Love Robin Hood’s bay, but we’re still scarred by our visit when my daughter was little. She couldn’t cope with seaweed and just stood and screamed.

      • I think you’ll love Haworth. Oh, I forgot about Brid! I do like it though. I used to go to Sheffield a lot in my youth as a few of my friends went to uni there. We used to go to a club called the Leadmill.I saw Human League in Sheffield before they broke up to set up Heaven 17!

      • Oh yes, the Leadmill. The biggest bouncers I’ve ever seen and claustrophobic turnstile things to get in. That was the early 90s. Have been back 2 or 3 times but not for a night out.

  4. Interesting blog you’ve got here, an the coexist logo-thing is beautiful.

  5. Nice post! I am American but I lived in Yorkshire for four years. I lived in a little village called Goldsborough which is just outside Knareborough. It was an amazing place! I am a history nut and I loved that I could go just a short distance and be right in the middle of so much history. The weather did leave a little to be desired though I must say!

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