From the perspective of Aldiv Kasaro, 29, a public relations executive from Majenang, East Java

What are we here for?
To make this world become something.

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’m not too sure about that.

If there is a God, where is he?
In our heart.

Is there a mystery to life?
What happens after life is the big mystery.

Do you think we’re alone in the universe?
I don’t know if we are alone or not. But God can create anything he wants to.

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 believe that happens after we die.

So what do you think happens to people when they die?
It depends on what you do in this life.

Where is your soul and what is it?
I don’t know.

Science says that all matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, will our energy, in the form of our soul, live on for infinity?
Maybe.

Do you know your place in the universe?
I was an orphan and never met my parents. I have no family and I’m completely lost in the universe.

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, popularised recently in the movie The Secret. What’s your view?
I don’t think that’s true.

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?
Because it’s us who are destroying the Earth and have unhealthy lives.

BT/PCAR
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