People who subscribe to religious views typically talk of an afterlife, a world they look forward to. They also try to convince others, and themselves, that the here and now, this life, is a training ground of sorts for this other world. Yet, they fear death. But, then they claim that the world after is far superior to this one. They tout the advantages of living in eternity, but won’t check out voluntarily, unless of course, they are extreme islamic fanatics, or some other religious faith that embraces suicide for greater rewards in the afterlife. This leads me to a logical question. If the afterlife is so great, what the fuck are you waiting for… a hand written invitation? Oh, you already have a handwritten invitation! It’s called the bible!
Christian belief is full of paradoxes, leaving one to wonder if the idea of this sham is to get everyone to off themselves so the elite clergy can maintain power and horde all the cash. I think it is. As in the game of chess, there’s only one person at the controls of one side of the game, their soldiers expendable until it’s too late to recover, or until victory is at hand. Unfortunately, the chess pieces have no say. They are, much like christians, canon fodder for those that move them. In the christian world of “free will” everyone is supposed to have the ability to decide for themselves. In contrast, they also must follow the “word” if they are to succeed in seeing the afterlife. So, the clergy keeps them coming back. They need the cash. How do they do it? Hmmm…prey on the natural desire for self-preservation, but the selling point needs to be something tempting, and well camouflaged…AH! FREE WILL! But, there’s a very big problem with the “free will” thing. If a god is all knowing, all seeing, all powerful, knows what you’re going to do before you do it, then “free will” thing is a sack of shit. How can you have “free will” if the “creator” already knows what you are going to do? This entity supposedly created you, and now says “Do what you want, but I already know what you are going to do”? Please! Spare me! But the christians buy it, hook, line and sinker!
Anyway, the whole idea of an afterlife is a great way to get people to do what you want. Convince them that there’s another life after this, scare them sufficiently into believing that if they don’t do as they’re told, the afterlife they’re going to inherit is a horrible, physical, and mental torment, and then make up a bunch of rules to fit your particular agenda, then tell them it’s all backed up by a supernatural being that does everything except print money, have sex, take a shit, and sleep. What a way to get anything you want, and at the price of everyone else wasting away their precious time!
Yes, precious time it is. My friend, of a post I deleted earlier regarding ‘Resolve’ claimed that if this is the only life, and there’s nothing after it, it would “suck”. How? How could that suck? How many people really want to live forever? More importantly, do you think that all the things you enjoy in this life are going to magically follow you to the next? You’re not going to be chasing tornado’s in heaven! You’re not going to be photographing beautiful landscapes with your new 1 billion mega pixel camera! You aren’t going to be enjoying a drive through the Smokey Hills, or having a picnic under bright blue skies with cute puffy cumulus clouds! All the trappings, the good and the great, of the here and now, even under the most magical conditions, would be superfluous, absolutely useless, and illogical in some sort of “spirit” world. So, what then? What do you do when you get to “heaven”? Sit around on your ass, or knees, praying at the feet of a cantankerous being (if it even had feet), singing songs of praise, while wrapped in a white robe (mercy, don’t get a case of the shits or dribbles)? The fact is that the idea of an afterlife in a christian’s mind is fraught with error. It’s an impression based on all they know in the here and now! They have no way of knowing what it would really be like, even if it did exist! They can only draw from what they know in the here and now. This creates the uncertainty, and the fear. The uncertainty keeps them going back to church and deeply entrenched in belief. The fear is of death. The fear keeps them alive, bitching, moaning, and complaining about people not living up to their unrealistic, fake, utterly useless, self-righteous standards.
Take my advise my christian friends. You are wasting precious time. You really only have two options. Believe in the fictional skydaddy and an afterlife, or believe in the reality of the here and now. If you REALLY believe in your religious convictions, do us all a favor and hasten your departure. Hey! If it’s that much better in heaven, get to it! The fewer mouths to be fed, the fewer people talking on their cell phones while driving, the fewer bullshit “family values” laws and religious based interference issues we have to deal with, the better. Hey, if it’s so fucking wonderful in heaven, why wait for the bus when you can take a supersonic flight there right now. Ah, don’t worry about death. It’s pretty quick if you do it the right way. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to not having to deal with your self-righteous banter. I’m also looking forward to enjoying my finite, precious time in the here and now. I don’t remember anything before I was born, and I won’t remember anything after I’m dead. Because, there will be no “I” or “Me” to remember.
I’ve been asked a few times since I posted this, “But, what about sin? It’s a sin to kill yourself!” You sin all the time! And, you’re skydaddy has already forgiven you! So, don’t try and use this lame excuse! In any event, the only scriptures that address suicide are the three below. I can’t find anything that says its a SIN. Nice try, but as usual, the bullshit continues.
Hey! Suicide is a good thing, according to the bible, if it also results in the death of your enemy.
“And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life. “
And, hey! Jebus did it, why not the rest of the idiots?
- “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.”
At the end of the world god decides that anyone who tries to commit suicide won’t be able to. He wants the pleasure of tormenting them! But, there’s a problem with this. Why not torment them after they’ve checked out on their own? You know…a face to face, head to head, kiss my holy fucking ass kinda thing? Doesn’t make any sense. But then again, nothing about religion is logical.
“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”