Something random that bugs me…. these days you hear a lot of people looking for a religion that fits them. What? So – the answer to “what is the purpose of life? and What happens when we die?” changes for each person?
I mean – you’re seriously saying that when you die, you’re going to reincarnate as a turtle – because that’s what you believe is going to happen, where Elsa will just poof into nonexistence because that’s what *she* believes will happen, and I’ll be in Heaven, because that’s what *I* believe is going to happen?
Because I’m totally good with you saying that you’re right and I’m wrong. I’m even good with the theory that we’re both wrong – it’s logically possible, after all. But we can’t both be right.
No, what you’re really saying is that it doesn’t matter all that much, because something nice is sure to happen and there’s no sense worrying about it. Just do what feels good. If that’s what you believe, please be honest and say so. I’ll think that you’re wrong, but that’s okay. You think that my Heaven and Hell are archaic – aka you think I’m wrong – too.
Or maybe you don’t think eternity is important. I’m not sure how you can believe in eternity and not think it’s important. That makes my head hurt. Maybe you don’t reallllly believe in eternity, you believe in Heaven the way my kids used to believe in Santa Claus? Something that would be nice if true but if not, whatever? You’re not worried about coal in your stocking, at any rate. Because if Santa is real, he gives gifts to all the children, even the naughty ones. Or it wouldn’t be *Christmas*.
Erm. God’s not Santa Claus. He’s Justice incarnate. Pretty much all religions believe that, although they vary about what is and is not just.
Arguing against fog is very nearly impossible. And so that’s tonight’s random rant. Pick a position, any position. But please think it out and make it your own. It *does* matter – and that’s why you have to start somewhere. And that’s why I’m decoding the “well, just pick a religion that fits you” statement. We pick religions because we believe that they give us the truth, not because they are comfy and fit our lifestyle. That’s why you pick a sweatshirt, not a god.
Something is true. I know what I believe to be true. Do you? Have you ever thought it through?