posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by ninjas4321
It's a nice dream, for sure. Everybody wants to believe that death is a better state of being than the one we're currently in. But, why would death
be any kinder than life?
~ Wandering Scribe
It might not be kinder than life. In many cases, it probably isn't. That said, the afterlife is probably even more affected by the general
expectation than this corporeal phase is from moment to moment. Hell, without any disinterested reality anchors (like logical ramification and other
obvious aspects of material existence) to mitigate an erroneous expectation, all bets are off concerning how terrible this could get for someone.
Truth is that if you believe you're going to Hell, then guess what....you're going to create that Hell for yourself as soon as you're fully capable
of creating it for yourself.
It pays to know what's real and what's just religious propaganda that's designed to keep people in line. Especially when that propaganda ends up
trapping innocent, yet ignorant, people.
You ATS folks rail against the "powers that be" and their oppression of people, and I agree with you on that. My concern is focused on freeing
people that have passed over to what awaits all of us. The nasty powers that oppress on this side of the veil are pikers compared to the people
who've set up their little "kingdoms" on that side of the veil, and have been providing "divine instruction" to "holy men" designed to program
all of us and our children to create very specific expectations that can be manipulated and leveraged for thousands of years on this planet alone.
How many billions have been, and will be, successfully groomed for service to who-knows-what after this corporeal phase of human existence is as much
of a mystery as what the agenda is for such an aggressive marketing effort. My own suspicion is that there are many Heavens and many Hells on that
side of the veil, and where each of us ends up largely depends on who leads us off - each to his/her own eternity - as we each focus our vision on
what's presented to us after death. And it's not as if our own personal expectations are a secret. Even the most strident atheist isn't immune to
an overwhelming presentation as soon as the surviving consciousness emerges upon death, and that's no secret either.
Yeah, the afterlife doesn't have to be Heaven. Any one of us can be tossed into eternal torment for how we've lived our lives, and the same can be
said about being granted salvation. It's all subjective and arbitrary, so we're each vulnerable to which "guide" gets to us first.