Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Once again, I circle back to the age-old debate about Life After Death, Religion, and Beliefs. I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I believe, and here’s the way I see it:
Who are these spirits and where do they come from? People say they are souls of people who previously roamed the earth, right? Well, there were millions of people who died each year, and if you add those numbers up by the amount of years humans have been on earth, that comes out to an “infinite” number of souls roaming around. Now; With that high amount of spirits, who chooses which spirits are going to hang out in heaven and which are going to haunt people or guide people? If your mother died, and then she was watching out for you from heaven or the spirit realm, and then you died, does your mom start looking after someone else who’s still alive? Or is her duty to protect you as a spirit relieved and now she can go hang out in heaven and do heavenly things? And what about all the people who died hundreds of thousands of years ago? Do they still help people or haunt them? And what about pets? They’re living, so don’t they have souls too? That would mean ants, flies, fish, all living things have souls. What do the souls of Dead ants and flies do once they’ve crossed over? Haunt other flies and ants? It just doesn’t make any sense.
If you stop to think about all these things, you’ll realize it’s just a bunch of nonsense. People say they’ve experienced things that make them believe in spirits. What kind of things? You saw a door open on its own? You’ve heard the voices of the dead or see them? I highly doubt it. I’ve met people who swear they have, but I call their bluff. If they can see it, what makes them so special when so many others cannot? I have heard of people who are schizophrenic hearing voices, but with medication most are cured of that. Which brings me to another question; Do man-made medications stop spirits from being heard? What would give the medications power over spirits when humans themselves can’t control spirits. It’s just a pill or shot, right? Why would spirits care if someone took a pill to the point of stop haunting someone? Why can’t you just ask nicely and have them stop haunting you or speaking to you? Why is a pill the only answer? Is that the only way to prove you’re serious about wanting them to stop bothering you?
And then there’s all of the silly religion and God theories…
Christians don’t believe in Buddha, or Greek Mythical Gods, or Allah… yet they believe in an invisible being in the sky that creates lives and takes them and is supposedly “All knowing.” What makes the Christian God real, and not Allah or any other God from another religion? If you are going to believe in one spiritual being, how can you not believe in the rest? Another silly thing is, if God is all knowing, why would you have to pray to him? Wouldn’t he already know your wants and needs? Wouldn’t he already know that you’re about to pray and ask him for something?
None of it makes sense to me, everyone’s beliefs contradicting each other. If Muslims and Indians and Buddhists … etc., are wrong, What makes Christianity right? Because the Bible says so? Well, the other religious sectors have their own books of beliefs and stories too, right?
In my point of view, you die, your organs stop working, life ends, you get buried in the ground then decompose and it’s the end. I don’t believe that there’s life after that and I don’t understand why so many people are so scared of believing that. I really think the whole concept was just created to scare people into behaving certain ways. “If you do this you’re going to hell, if you don’t do that you can’t get into heaven”
The whole concept is ridiculous. What about in the past, when it was okay to burn witches? Or when people were killed in the name of god for sinning? Isn’t Thou Shall not Kill one of the Commandments in the Bible? I didn’t know that there were amendments and stipulations to the rule. It seems pretty clear to me. Supposedly it says,”Don’t kill,” not, “Don’t kill unless…” What about all of the soldiers that go to war for their countries to protect it’s rights and beliefs? Do they all go to Hell because they’re out there killing other people? Why would it be ok to kill terrorists or other killers if their Bible specifically says not to do so? If you want to argue that they’re bad people and should be killed, maybe yes, but they don’t think what they’re doing is wrong and they feel they’re fighting for their beliefs and rights. So then it all becomes and Opinion again on who’s right and who’s wrong.
I don’t care what you believe. If that’s what you need to make you a better person, so be it. But Personally, I don’t need to believe in ghosts, spirits, or life after death to know the difference from wrong and right and how to live my life. I have way bigger things to worry about, personally, than to worry about if a spirit is watching over me or not. In the end, it’s not like I can ask him to stop worrying about what I’m doing and worry about his own life after death, right? Unless I take a pill of course…
Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are. I would love to hear other people’s thoughts and opinions about this subject.