From the perspective of Indah, a 25-year-old causal laborer from Kalimantan
What are we here for?
To build a big family.
Do you believe in the Big Bang theory that the circa-13.7-billion-year-old universe and all that’s in it was created by a massive explosion of enormously dense matter at what may have been the beginning of time?
I believe that God created the planets.
If there is a God, where is this entity?
I don’t know, because I cannot see him. I only believe.
Is there a mystery to life?
I think so, because I live my life day by day, without ever knowing anything about the future.
Do you think we’re alone in the universe?
In the universe, there are humans and God; that’s all.
There is a theory that there may be parallel universes with exact copies of us – doppelgangers – doing exactly the same thing as us right now. What do you think about that?
I think it’s true, because I believe God can do those kinds of things.
What do you think happens to people when they die?
After they die, they wake up again, and God looks at what they did. If they did good, they can access a new life.
Where is your soul and what is it?
I can’t see it, but it’s like a bodyguard following me all the time.
Science says that all matter and energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Therefore, will our energy, in the form of our soul, live on for infinity?
Nobody knows, but I think it will last forever.
Do you know your place in the universe?
I have no idea.
Some people believe that because we are made of the same matter as the universe – carbon, and other elements, like nitrogen – anything we ask it will be attracted to us, popularized recently in the movie The Secret. What’s your view?
Yes, I thing this might work, because if I really want something, nobody can prevent me from getting it.
Are we being observed?
Yes, by God.
If there is a God, why does He allow such colossal suffering of people on Earth, either through war, disease or natural disasters?
God wants humans to be nice, so when we are not, He is angry and retaliates.