This re blog was motivated by someone trying to convert me to their religion
I respect peoples religious beliefs and won’t argue – several decades ago I made a Jehovah’s Witness lady cry – so promised myself I wouldn’t argue in future
The man who I genuinely like was arguing that someone must have created this world and that I only believe in things that I see
All I said to him was –the only believing in what I see doesn’t apply to me and that I had studied world religions
I wanted to say but didn’t
“Even if some omnipotent being created this reality why would it insist on being worshipped?”
Several of my friends have told me that I am not an athiest
They may be correct:
but I do not really have a god concept:
if I did it would be Pantheism.
Since I was 60 I have gone back to church services a few times because I like the ritual and Jesus teachings.
But the fascism
and people who claim to know God’s will
makes me leave.
One group of ladies came to my house and told me what had to be thrown out.
One was a poster with amazing art work called Astral circus.
They went through my book cases and told me my anthropology books were evil.
I have the greatest respect for Jesus but believe him to be a teacher not a god.
After Constantine stopped throwing Christians to the lions and made Christianity the religion of Rome there was a meeting at Nicaea to decide what to leave in the bible and what to take out.
If “God” is a loving god why would it desire worship?
Religion is what influences a culture.
Our culture believes other life forms don’t feel and have no soul.
We have destroyed the ecology and continue to make all life extinct.
I tried to practice ahimsa before I was aware of this word and concept:
People ridiculed and abused me for this:
some told me I was anthropomorphising animals and other life forms.
As if I would wish any creature to be human 😛
If we credit some “Being” as having created this reality, this “Being” would have to be a sadistic psychopath.
Every creature has to deprive another life form of its existence in order to survive. ( Its called eating)
Just breathing kills other life forms! As we breathe in micro organisms.
I believe everything that exists has a consciousness: And because of my clairvoyant experiences I believe everything survives beyond physical death.
I asked clairvoyantly about “the meaning of life” which strangely enough isn’t 42 (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy)
The answer I got was more a concept than words but translated, I was asked if I could conceptualize NO linear time and when I said “No” I was told that “they” couldn’t explain.
A SHORT STORY ABOUT HEALING THE BLUE PLANET
I wrote and published this sci fi short story a few years ago (under the above title) when the human population was only 7.4 billion:
(1st published 4th April 2017)
It is now 8 billion.
Our cultural norms and the Protestant Ethic are causing the extinction of all life.
I wrote this as social satire and sympathetic magic
I realize my writing style doesn’t fit what people expect
My excuse –I majored in sociology not literature 😛
I wanted to put my idea that humans are not indigenous to the planet
A few lines from this short story:
“Most humans think that those who live in harmony with the environment are primitive and inferior. Actually they don’t think.
They just mindlessly conform to what those in power and their entertainment media tell them.
They are really stupid but consider themselves superior to all other life forms because they talk:
They think if something or someone doesn’t talk they don’t understand.They thoughtlessly destroy everything. They call some creatures vermin, when humans are the vermin. They kill insects and destroy all the trees despite the fact that insects and trees are
And everything literally goes down the drain polluting the oceans instead of nourishing other life.”
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