Originally posted by Necrobile
By the gods, reading things such as this really hurts my eyes, because they can't roll enough to express my feelings on the subject. I'm so tired
of all this "You're going to hell!" type stuff that quite a few christians like to spew at people. Even some people in my family.
One thing that always confused me in regards to this belief, and boggles me even more that people are so quick to believe it, is that why would an
almighty, supposedly benevolent/caring/loving deity give his creations the gift of "Free Will", then punish them eternally for not doing what he
says? That would be like placing all sorts of food made out of bacon all around your dog, then beat him constantly for even sniffing it. It's just
a jerk move.
I'm a mere human, and even I see the idiocy behind this logic. I'm not a believer in the christian faith, but even I can see that if their god is
as wise as they claim he is, that he would know better than to create a race of very curious beings, all so he could punish them for being curious.
That is, unless he's an immature s***head child who just wants to torture his science experiment. If that be the case, why would you even want to
give him your praise? It's like the child that has been abused their whole life, beaten and burned for anything they do, worshipping their abusive
parent. A huge case of stockholm syndrome.
"supposedly benevolent/caring/loving deity give his creations the gift of "Free Will", then punish them eternally for not doing what he says"
did it ever occur to u that God may not have 'made' the rules? that God is just as subject to Law as humans are? That the God that we feel is just
as much an expression of Divine Law as we are.
"as below, so above"
"made in God's image"
there is truth to Law and Hell is a unction of how you define it but always involves suffering. Law demands balance: consequence, both positive and
negative: either might be "good" depending on view point.
if you eat too much sugar you will become ill
if you value wealth over love your heart will wither.
if you remain blind to the pain you cause in this life, you will experience it when your mind becomes a part of the greater mind at death.
the rules are written in our very beings, if you choose to look you WILL see your own 'right' and 'wrong'. if you *choose* to ignore these
personal truths then you will suffer: this is Hell.
and it exists both in the corporeal life and in the greater mind state.
what many humans fail to understand is that the expression of those rules are different for each human snowflake, placing their own personal boxes on
others: projecting truth unaware of Plato's cave.
then there are those who misplace human law for divine law. we write dogma and proclaim 'God's' law and point fingers and make accusations. almost
always because the seed of that expression lies within the finger pointer.
karma is. divine law is.
consequences will never be the same.
and you and only you can know what those Laws are and will suffer/flourish by the choices you make.
religion attempts to spread the word of Law, but what it should really be doing is spreading the word on how to discover your own Law.
and it's not praise.
its love. the love makes the connection. the connection brings unparalleled experience. Following God means following the deep currents that stir
below your busy mind. trusting the vectors that push you where you need to be.
becoming the vessel of a God is VERY different than becoming a slave