I was always a "Why?" person.
There may be a number of Whys.
One question is:
Who determines the Whys and Wherefores?
And if we try to escape (by death, delusion, ignorance, or ignoring, or even suicide), might we end up right back where we started? Or, as some would
suggest, at a worse starting point? Should we just assume that there is nothing after this life here?
"Vanity of vanities, all is vanity... ¶ and striving after the wind".
The original word translated by some as "vanity" apparently means something like: emptiness (my choice), meaningless (several versions), Absurdity,
Frustration, Futility, Nonsense, etc.; and maybe more literally means something like "vapor".
And believe it or not, that quote is from—what?? the Bible?? LOL. Yep. And that book of Ecclesiastes concludes certain sections with such
suggestions as: enjoy life, enjoy work, enjoy your life in this seeming-futility (or something like that), not be too "righteous" (yep, it says that!:
religious people, take note) or too "wicked" (hurtful); AND, can't forget this one, it says that the "end" of the matter is (drum roll, please): "Fear
elohim, and keep his commands...". (Why do that? Because many of the elohim are more powerful than we are, and can cause a world of suffering if you
don't. Nearly all Bibles translate that as "God", but that's their interpretation of the original word elohim/elohiym, which isn't always rendered
that way.) And while we're trying to enjoy life within this world:
I suggest following yet another 3 principles: Do rightly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your elohim. Wouldn't those first two just make the world a
way better place?
Oh, and for the religious people who don't do the following, but think they're okay anyway, the passages that say "Love your neighbor/neighbour..."
mean: Hey you, Love the person nearby you!! Oh, and Love the person nearby you as yourself!! No small task!
WHY? Always Why? As my favorite book says, "Why not?" LOL. (Hey, give it a break; it's a kid's book, with some humor adults can like.) Try it, you'll
like it: The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, which starts "There was once a boy name Milo who didn't know what to do with himself—not just
sometimes, but always." (Even though I am an adult, I just reread this recently, after getting it as an e-book.)
IF there is no reason, no Why, then MAKE one!—before someone makes one for you! LOL.
Some weird book I read, called, In the Presence of Aliens (which I found irritating), the one thing I got out of it was that some "alien" (or maybe
spirit, or whatever) had this to say about humans: that they had NO PURPOSE. Wow. Just an empty shell, waiting for some other being to take control,
like we're puppets or gebbeths? No thanks.
And some would suggest that "spirits" (or whatever they are) at times try to make purposes for us, or give them to us. Yikes.
I came across some weird experiences. One woman, who typically seemed totally normal to a lot of people, came to a place in her life where she was
quite down. She did not seem mentally disturbed though. At this point, she exhibited signs of – believe it or not – demonic possession. Now, I
don't know WHAT or WHO that was, but it was very bizarre getting a phone call, with her saying, I'm scratching myself with my keys; and then hearing
what sounded like her voice being taken control of by something; weird stuff like, "She's ours. We're going to hurt her", etc. (if I remember
correctly). Just including this, because if you don't choose a path, if you let go too much, if you give up, if you're open somehow to whatever these
things are, they could possibly take control (in a bad way).
Religions offer some kinds of "mercy", or karmic-reduction (?), or "salvation", some kinds of power over powers that try to rule us (in our minds,
emotions, spirit, soul, body, whatever). In the Christian concept, one receives Power by receiving the "Holy Spirit", through Christ. (If interested,
see Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; and all of Acts 2. But it might not be a coincidence that it's called Acts: Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's
a stage...". And bizarrely, Psalm 46 in the KJV has "shake" and "spear", or "speare (sic)", 46 words in from the start, and 46 words in from the end
(if you skip "Selah" at the end, and any "intro"); Shakespeare being a contemporary with the publication of the 1611 KJV; this doesn't seem like mere
coincidence! Just having some fun here.)
My theory is that whoever is mucking with us – call them spirits, aliens, elohim, artificial intelligence, whatever – we may be stuck with their
muck. Or not. (Help! Someone! Let me out of here! Right?) They are often invisible. (I know of no fiction that compares, but think: Matrix (all 3),
The Adjustment Bureau, The Truman Show; and throw in seeming spirits; etc.) They don't WANT to be identified!
Deteriorata (depressing fun):
edit on 10-4-2012 by timeisonwhoseside because: Typo fixed. Removed an S. Added an extra ! plus 1 or more !s
10-4-2012 by timeisonwhoseside because: Fixed another typo.