There is one question that neither science nor man truly has an answer for and that is what happens when we die. No matter who you are, what you have, or what you have done, there is only one thing that leaves this earth when we die and is unaccounted for and that is 27 grams. No matter the intellect, size, or shape of the human being, for all of us that is what is leaving. Whether you want to call it an energy, soul, spark of life, no one really knows what it is and it cannot be seen by the human eye. Yet most religions tend to have a theory on where it goes but no one has ever been back to tell the story. Religion has created, over the years, their concept of heaven and hell. Giving us fear and guilt over what we do in this life and having to follow strict guidelines in order to attain heaven. For some, there is the comfort of thinking that there is a better place to go after death and a fear of hell that keeps them on the straight and narrow. All the good you've done and being a loyal servant to your religion and god gets you on the golden streets. With that comes a sense of moral superiority and power from the ones pushing it on you and a way to turn free thinking into control. And a sense of superiority for the individual thinking that anyone else in any other religion is wrong and hell awaits if you do not follow their beliefs. Yet we can trace back the origins of this concept of heaven and hell back to when the Jewish people were in Babylon and met the tribe who practiced Zoroastrianism. Their beliefs and practices state that heaven and hell is something that lives inside your mind. A battle of good and evil daily and the way to defeat it, through good thoughts, words, and deeds. With these teachings, years of being passed down, and rewritten, and people needing an explanation for the afterlife. Priests and governments alike now had an explanation for the afterlife and a way to control the people through fear and condemnation. Now granted there are certain things that we can take from all religions and use them to be better people. But using anything to put fear into people and use it as a controlling mechanism, same as government, media, and most major corporations do is a strict violation of our free will. Yet the patterns continue. Whether it be with religion, government, or media they all more times than not, are controlling and fear-based to keep us in line, wanting comfort and stability and not thinking for ourselves. Not to mention the division both government and religion cause among us. Instead of everyone finding some common ground, respect, humanity, common sense, and wisdom, we stay divided and at odds. All this in the search of where does the 27 grams go when we die.