posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:55 PM
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
Whatever is happening for you is for you. Each of us is unique and every snowflake is different, there is not the same thing anywhere and your
experience is perfect for you. There are many religions and they are like different fingers pointing at the same moon.
There is nothing that you experience that isn't an invitation to wake up.
Great suffering is the most effective way to find God.
Are you advocating torture and disaster and plague and war and every nightmare upon Earth so that its people will find redemption?
We'd all be better off with cancer and disease and severe pain. This is what's being said. Only when a person's life is threatened do they commune
with the spirits, do they seek god, do they find divinity.
Whad'ya know, science backs this up:
www.sciencedaily.com - Death anxiety increases atheists' unconscious belief in
I know Martin Luther King said something about there's redemption in unearned
suffering, or something to that effect, and many argue suffering
makes us stronger IF we survive, but in my mind all this talk is like saying if you lose one arm you'll appreciate and use more effectively the one
you still have. But to suggest everybody should lose one arm so the other is better used is ridiculous and would set us back not put us in a better
Note this sentiment can also be seen in science when evolution theory states natural pressures spur our evolution. For example, lots of grassland and
cooling temperatures (and other things) 'pushed' our ancestors to develop bipedalism as a means to better survive. Throughout evolution theory there's
this theme in which suffering produces more capable organisms. In fact, the separation of the landmasses by ocean (the breaking up of Pangea)
evidently led to more species diversity and is known as Vicariance. Without it, evolutionary theory concludes complex life like ourselves may never
have formed. SO great pressures on our survival and separation between us moves us along in a positive direction, whereas peace and harmony and
unity, by contrast, likely go in the other.
So do we live in a universe wherein our progress is reliant on chaos and destruction? Apparently so. Not a satisfying thought. This makes me speculate
if we were placed in a peaceful world without all this we may very well perish soon after just simply because we were created in such a way chaos and
disorder are necessary ingredients to continued living.
I muchly wonder if complete unity and peace is equivalent to a picture. It's a place of changeless beauty where all at once is known, but it's a
static place. Chaos might be found in hell, a place where fire and explosive energies rule. No names or distinctions exist there. Change is so rapid
there're no forms. What this all means is our universe probably exists somewhere inbetween heaven and hell. We're a marriage between the two, an
effort to produce an existence with change and knowledge. All of the evils and goods stem from this conflicted marriage.
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jonnywhite because: (no reason given)