Saturday, January 31, 2015


Do you ever wonder about the mindset of Christians, who revel in the coming destruction of our Earth?  “And the earth shall pass away” is seen in a positive light, and they anxiously await the second coming of Jesus, where he will battle those who are not “on his side,” scoop the good Christians up to fly away with him, and then destroy the earth months later.  This insistence on death before the few obedient ones receive their reward is the embodiment of a death cult. 

We should ask Christians why they are so joyous about the earth being destroyed.  Don’t they want their great grandchildren to have a good life on earth?  When comparing any descriptions we have of Heaven to the beauty and variety found on earth, from our forests to mountains, to jungles to prairies to lakes and rivers, why isn’t earth seen as the real Paradise? 

I could more easily get on board with variations on the Buddhist theme, with belief in reincarnation, where people come back and relives their lives, but their lives become better each time they come back.  Wouldn’t you love to come back as yourself and have your friends, but be able to travel more to exotic places, and not make the dumb mistakes you made in the past?  Yes, that would be a great improvement!  It would be closer to Heaven than going to some place to worship, not know your family, and be surrounded by white and gold clothed egotists.  Why more people do not latch on to Buddhism is beyond me.  Perhaps they just have not thought about any religion beyond the one they were raised in.  (This does not mean I believe in reincarnation, because I see no evidence for it, and am a “stone-cold atheist.”  I just would be happy if it were true – probably because I had a great childhood and would want to relive it; I am sure there are many out there who had childhoods that were miserable and would choose to come back as another being all together!)

I do understand how people in our past came to think about the spirit being separate from the body.  My friend’s husband recently died, very suddenly, of a heart attack, and as she stood in front of him at the Visitation (which is another way we torture the surviving spouse), I looked at Mike with his dead grayish skin covered in flat foundation, and thought that primitive people would see a person there, but no personality, and they could easily make the assumption that the personality floated away somewhere else.   But that should have been cleared up long ago, with our understanding of how our brain produces our personality, and how our brains die when we die. 

I think the Christian religion’s concepts of death are very anti-climactic, after the beautiful earth we inhabit, and do not see the draw of this religion at all.