posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 08:38 AM
I was just chatting with someone the other night about religion and Armegeddon. In the big three (Judaism, Christianity/catholicism, Islam) we have
this idea that God will come down and smite the sinners and rejuvanate the Earth for a select special few. Or something along those lines. Most
believers think they will be part of that group.
I have heard that evey generation since their holy books were written/distributed/widely accepted believed that they were living in the end times and
being open minded I could say that in terms of things bigger than ourselves, its could just be that it is taking a really long time (in the macrocosm,
things move much slower than our puny human pace)
Believers and half-believers or people that just "know about it" not neccesarily living the faith have this belief that it is out of our hands,
that some outside force is going to come and save us, or that we are all sinners and we don't have a chance, so lets live large till then. These
very beliefs are bringing upon us our own destruction.
Imagine, you are on a sinking ship. There are life ratfs, scuba gear, food, warm blankets etc...But you are told a fleet of helicopters are a few
miles away and coming to save you, so you just stand there and wait. This is what I see going on today.
I believe that if everyone denied the existance of this God for just a moment and pondered the consequences they would realize that they have the
power to change things and they would change things. In the act of denying your creator you begin to live a Godly life. I think this idea that
someone is coming to save us has made us apathetic, self-riteous and complacent. Even those who are not devout in their religion have a sense of
"something coming" and the idea is in their mind regardless of whether they think they believe it or not.
The paradise that we have been promised can be ours, we just have to believe that we have the power to obtain it. As long as we continue to wait for
someone, or something else to do it for us we are walking closer to the edge of the proverbial cliff.
I have a hard time articualting these ideas sometimes, but I feel that if there is any truth in these holy books, we are largely missing the point.
The point being that we must exercise a degree of self control, not to prevent pergatory, but to prevent our extinction.
As I sit here on this laptop, burning fossil fuels for entertainment I am guilty. I often find that everyone is pointing the finger at someone else,
to mask the fact that they themselves are guilty. As long as we all believe we are blameless, there is no hope for us. It's not the corporations,
the PTB, the oil explorers, the plastic lovers, the canned living throw away generation. It is all of us. Collectively we have to take
responsibility and push for change.