No, this isn't a just another religious thread, this is the theological philosophy of an individual who believes that he has been down this road
before, many times, like all of you. We know what happens after death, just like we know there is a God, yet we choose to ignore it in lieu of a far
more pessimistic, materialistic point of view. A point of view that we know is failing, and will fail, no matter how hard we cling to what it
represents. A point of view we KNOW is wrong, because it's in our blood, our bones, our hearts, minds, and souls.
We see that the universe has integrity in its vastness, laws within its chaotic appearance, yet we don't ask who made the laws, though we would ask
who wrote the books of the Bible.
We see a world, an environment, perfectly positioned away from the central Sun, with elements that sustain life. We see that life, with bodies
perfectly suited for general life, with brains far more complex than anything human beings will ever create, a sentience and consciousness we haven't
found in any other creature.
We see these living things love, dream, hope, create, share, have selflessness, compassion, charitableness. We see them invent progressively greater
things, dream up fantastic dreams, build up spectacular structures that boggle the mind.
Though we can witness the physical aspects of ourselves, we overlook the spiritual aspects of ourselves. We overlook the things that can't be
explained, simply for that fact alone. Though some scientists, with a chip on their shoulder towards religion, spirituality, and other paranormal and
supernormal claims, try hard in their quest to vanquish these ancient teachings and unexplained phenomena armed with the sharp blade of evidence and a
shield of logic, there are some of these they cannot destroy, only explain away in terms of scientific guesses. UFOs, ghosts, psychic powers,
precognition, astral projection, dream synchronization, past life recollection, out of body experiences, and many more. They pop up in droves,
overwhelming some of even the greatest scientific minds, who can only just shrug their shoulders and use terms like "hallucinations", "self hypnosis",
and "confirmation bias", even when none of these guesses answers any of the lingering instances of the aforementioned questions.
All the while, the world burns, our eyes glued to the hypnotic blue glow of our television screens and computers. We feed ourselves and our children
the worst garbage food available, even when there are better, equally inexpensive choices. We refuse to admit that the herbs, fungus, and elements in
nature can do virtually everything pharmaceuticals can do, oftentimes doing it better.
Kanna is a plant with powerful anti-anxiety properties. Kratom is a strong sedative and analgesic. Both are significantly less habit forming and with
fewer side effects than laboratory-made pills. We know blue lotus and St. John's Wort can cure mild depression, we know melatonin is far better for
you than that Tylenol PM and other sleep aids. Yet all the while, the pharmaceutical corporations make billions through doctors pumping this into
young and old alike for any tiny problem we have.
They tell you that feeling of "not being yourself" and "not being real" is depersonalization and/or derealization, and call it a disorder. They tell
you your mood swings are a problem, and you need to get on medication to balance yourself out. Your children digest vast quantities of sugar and
caffeine, and when they're too hyper and can't focus in class, they prescribe them a stimulant like Ritalin which, at one point, was being sold on the
street for purely recreational uses.
They keep telling you there's something wrong with YOU.
No. Not at all. You're perfect just the way you are. The fact is, there's something wrong with THEM. Every single one of them. Every doctor who buys
into this failing medical system, every politician who bends over for the corporate dollar, every teacher in the public school system who stopped
caring about the children, every college who forgot that college is about an education and not job prospects. It's every Evangelist that screams at
you to be afraid of God, every atheist who demonizes spirituality, every Shaikh that tells you to hate Jews, the USA, and that you must fear, hate,
and kill "unbelievers". It's the NAACP who victimizes its own constituency, it's the anti-gun crowd who wants you to be defenseless. It's every human
being, born with inalienable rights, having those rights taken away for safety and security purposes.
We see the world burn. Is it difficult to ascertain why?
It's because we've willingly chiseled away at the golden chain that connect us with all that is good, pure, truthful, virtuous, loving, compassionate,
and creative. We've turned away from that which is within us that makes us who we really are.
The world burns, the chain weakens... Nothing gets better, only progressive illusions of improvement.
But it can get better, and it starts in you.
edit on 15-4-2013 by FollowTheWhiteRabbit because: (no reason given)