These are two places we might end up after we die. Hell is supposedly for all the bad people, and heaven is for all the good people. My question is, just how bad and how good do you have to be to get in the door? Where's the line between too bad and good enough? If you repent is all forgiven? Should it be? Maybe there's some dude somewhere whose job is to figure out where you're going. He's been given the criteria by the higher ups and when you arrive, he tallies everything up. All those rotten things you said, every unkind act, but also the nice things you did which hopefully far outweigh the bad. Because let's face it, who wants to go to Hell?
Excerpt from Mort, by Terry Pratchett, in which DEATH takes on an apprentice...
Mort(wretchedly): Wait. It's not fair. Can't you stop it?
DEATH: FAIR? WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT FAIR?