This is very sobering for those of us who have been led to believe that everybody goes to Heaven by New Age books
One, how do we know this wasn't a weird dream? Sometimes, stuff seems real in dreams. We call them nightmares.
Second, it's not "New Age". It's only "new" because we are just rediscovering it after the long-dead leaders of your faith stomped it all out, because they were afraid of what people might find on their own. This stuff has existed for many centuries before your religion was ever created, and science is just now finding out that there really is some credibility (and by some, I mean a lot) to the stuff these ancients used to practice...the stuff we now call "New Age". Because it seems new, but really isn't. Knowledge buried deep, rising to the surface once more.
You don't know everything. Do not pretend you do. You see what you want to see, and you feel what you expect to feel. You are a living, breathing, walking, talking example of the power the human mind has, the power to make dreams real inside our heads...the only place that is truly real to us. Fear is a very powerful motivator, and everyone is afraid of death and the unknown. We are tiny, insignificant creatures swept away by the ocean, carried away by a tornado, or crushed beneath a fallen tree or rock. Mother nature and numerous representatives (animals) can kill us as soon as she/they wants, and we know it. We tell ourselves stories to calm ourselves down, so we can pretend we're not terrified of the big mysterious world. We can believe our own lies, half-truths, and illusions, and you're an excellent example of that.
Have fun with your hell, I'm gonna go look at some highly questionable reading materials. And by look, I mean check out the pictures. They're very nice.
edit on 30-7-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)