The Worst iPhone App in the World (but it’s almost great)

22 May
You can get an app for almost anything

You can get an app for almost anything

For some reason the other day, whilst browsing for some quiz type games for my iPhone, I decided to download “Heaven or Hell.”

The idea is essentially this, you answer 10 questions yes or no. The application then ‘uploads your responses to God’ and you find out whether you are going to heaven or hell. As the makers write, “Why wait until your last day to find out where you’ll end up?” 

The questions range from a simple restatement of a Mosaic commandment to things like, “Do you use the term OMG in your texts or emails?” “Are you happy with the things you’ve got?” To avoid ‘going to hell’ you’ve got to lie and cheat a little.  All in all it’s pretty hideous.

Me telling the Truth

Me telling the Truth

As far as I can tell the app requires 10 out of 10 correct answers in order to get to heaven. And this, surprisingly enough, is biblically accurate. God’s standard for entry into heaven is perfection (read Romans if you like). A level which only Jesus has attained. In this respect the game is spot on I suppose.

Heaven

Me lying (or giving Jesus' answers)

So far Jesus hasn’t shown up. Maybe I’ll be fiddling one day and a question will appear, “Has Jesus paid it all?” Until that day I’ll have to conclude that the app goes so far, but fails at the final hurdle. It presents the problem without offering the solution. Jesus’ death in our place.

I’ll leave you with another quote from the app’s creators, “Getting into heaven might be harder than you think.”

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2 Responses to “The Worst iPhone App in the World (but it’s almost great)”

  1. jonnyboy87 26/05/2009 at 10:50 pm #

    just read your lame pig puns over on merrie theologian 🙂

    luncheon tomorrow?

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