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Yeah, you're right Madness, you convinced me.
I notice you believe in the Andromeda galaxy collision. I am sure that there is plenty of evidence to supoort this belief.
The irony of it all though is that in the end, your belief is a non religious version of the judgement day in the Bible.
science and religion can and do agree quite a lot.
The fear of annilation whether it is an apocolyse, old age is caused by life, happens within life.
What if it is a lie?
Get off our knees and rush about trying to escape our inescapable demise, is what the whole of humanity has always done.
All people fear annilation.
The ones who do not are the ones who know annilation is not possible.
The only thing that can be annilated is a image that is not real anyway. What the image appears on/within will never go. Images appear and disappear continually, this person i think i am is no more than an appearance, an image.
What this image along with all the 'other' images appears within is what i am.
Trying to save the world is no more than trying to save yourself.
The self though does not need saving.
It is eternal.
No matter who we are or what we believe there are a few denominators that we all share: The need for love, the inevitability of death and the uncertainty of our own future.
"The need for love, the inevitability of death and the uncertainty of our own future"
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by markosity1973
I am sorry if you perceive my post as a judgment. Did you take a look at the video?
"The need for love, the inevitability of death and the uncertainty of our own future", are the things that are believed to be true. These beliefs are what make people suffer. If you study the meaning of consciousness then this suffering can be significantly reduced and assumed beliefs will be seen for what they are, assumed.
Originally posted by awake_and_aware
If only we could ALL unite on those similarlities:-
Maybe ask Palastinian to just that with an Israeli?
Maybe ask a Protestant to unite with a Catholic?
Maybe ask a Diabundi Muslim what they think of Jews?
I think there are some fundamental "issues" we need to sort out before we can unite.
I'm definetly with that idea though! :up
I must admit that it pains me terribly that our beloved belief systems can cause so much pain and suffering to people who do not subscribe to those same beliefs
Speaking to people like yourself helps expand my mind and make me understand that we need to accept the concept that we as humans are as diverse as nature itself.
This means that we desperately need to learn and accept that there is no absolute wrong belief and there is no absolute right one.
We are all entitled to our personal beliefs (or lack of) and we accept the consequences of following them (or not), but we have no right to judge others or treat them any worse because they may not share the same beliefs as us.
When God is known death is no longer feared.