DEATH-The Final Destination?

Posted: October 18, 2014 in Religion
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Just recently I lost the woman that raised, reared, and trained me. It was somewhat an ambiguous lost. For one I don’t get to see that smile she greeted me with every time we meet. She suffered in her last four months on this earth. For that reason I believe she must be better off than to suffer. By saying that I know it will send off firestorms of popular belief. I once believed in the biblical response, but which one. Since I don’t believe in the Jesus mystery, I tend to take to the book of Ecclesiastes . I like how it sums death. In the OT they somewhat had a common sense point of view when it comes to death unlike the experimental NT that people walk around confused as to it’s contents. The common idea is everyone is doomed if they haven’t believed on the name “Jesus”. The common question is what about those that have never heard? Secondly, this never made any sense, for theirs a hundred questions that remain answered. My then belief was the resurrections. The first resurrection to life, second Resurrection to judgement, and the final resurrection unto death. Those three resurrections answers all the unanswered questions.

Many religions have ideas of what happens next when one expires and exists no more. How can I believe anyone’s concept of death incorrect over another’s honestly. Religion within itself is man made, and theirs nothing wrong with that. The word cult comes from the word religion and the word religion means to regulate and control. Individuals should never be in the business of controlling another in no capacity. Back to my previous point, that is the book of Ecclesiastes, the wisdom book. It is a book that answers death in the best way we know it. The book is based on the observations of one man as he considers life in all its aspects and the certainty of death. As with my earlier comment, as with religion it is a system that has been created to answer the impossible questions to bring about some type of solace or comfort, all religions and cultures do this. I believe God is mental and the God within you is your spirituality. Again I believe these are concepts not rooted in facts. Lets look at Ecclesiastes 9:4-7  

4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

We don’t now and that’s fine. The minister who preached my Aunt’s funeral said that death was a “Mystery” he then went on to contradict everything else, but he did get that one thing correct when he says death is a mystery! We should be in the business of living and living more abundantly. We should be in the business of helping and caring. If all the religions practiced what was written in their precious bibles, the world would be a much better place. We know this will never happen, too much competition and self involvement. We must do our part and “live life, live life great”. My Aunt, even when she’s was ailing was still more concerned more about us and our well being instead of hers. She was a true example of love. Whatever she believed I consider it to be true since it was her belief. Hopefully she’s reunited with her mother as she wished.

Written by John the Revelator

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