What my belief is regarding the unknown

God. The unknown. The one question we have all, no matter how old, or how young, wondered, pondered and thought about countless times. Some believe in a religion such as Christianity, or Islam. Others choose to not believe in anything, atheists, and live without the thought and fear of the unknown. Well, I don't know if that is 100% true.

If you think about it, atheists, must fear death. I know most will say that they don't. But if you actually believe that there is nothing when you die, wouldn’t you be a tad bit afraid? I mean believing that death is the end must be terrifying.

I know as a youth and bouncing around all of the ideologies of god, from christianity to buddhism, I could never find anything that really “enlightened me”. So, I began believing what I thought would happen to us after death.

If you think about it the scientific ways, energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Now, what makes us tick? I know when you get to the nitty gritty and think about our brain, sending signals to our body to do this and that, it seems like we are just all biological instruments. But, if you just stop for a second and think, feel, look around you. Your mind is throwing images around, thoughts, ideas, songs, and whatever else goes on in that head of yours. Don't you feel a sort of “Life-force” if you will? A life-force that makes us what we are, that makes us act like the person people know.

That energy, cannot be destroyed. In my belief I honestly have no idea what happens when we draw our last breath. I know that there is no pearly gates with judgement day, or anything like that, or is there?

I believe that the concept of “God” is so powerful, that if there is one or more, that our human minds are far to small and primitive to even begin to comprehend what he, she or it is. When you drift away from the “scratched in stone” religions and start thinking for yourself, you would be amazed at what would make sense to you.

Think about the human body for example. I am not saying this is an act of god, but the anatomy of humans and all animals alike is absolutely amazing. We all share a common anatomy in some form. Compare a bird to a rat VIA their skeletons and vital organs. We all have a heart, liver, brain, etc. These organs, seem almost 'too' perfectly crafted and made for each individual living thing to be a coincidence.

I find it amazing, you hear ghost stories, and other tales. How much of it is real? We will never know. Maybe some form of science that is yet to be founded will emerge with explanations to these phenomenons.

If you scour the web for views on God and the unknown. Some of the theories actually make sense. Take a look at Epicureanism. Founded in 300 B.C.E. It stressed the goal of a happy and content life within the here and now, rejecting each superstitious concern of the gods and notions of a hereafter.

Though the modern use of the term “Epicurean” is related to the old saying, “Eat, drink and be merry,” epicureanism failed to advocate easy pursuit of bodily pleasure and differed considerably from hedonism.

Hedonism on the other hand refers to many connected theories regarding what's sensible for us, however we must always behave, and what motivates us to behave in the means that we do. All hedonistic theories establish pleasure and pain as the only vital parts of whatever phenomena they're designed to explain. If hedonistic theories identified pleasure and pain as just 2 vital parts, rather than the sole vital parts of what they're describing, then they'd not be nearly as unpopular as all of them are. However, the claim that pleasure and pain are the sole things of ultimate importance is what makes hedonism distinctive and philosophically fascinating.

So as you can see there are many different outlooks of life and our importance, and also what comes after we pass.

One creepy but very valid example is the story of a man that was brain dead for over 7 days. His recollection of the coma varies from a vision of murky brown, to a journey through “the core”, where he was faced with the vision of God. Waking up, he realized there was another existence beyond the one he knew and had studied.

So in all reality, nobody really knows what happens after we are dead and buried. I guess we will just have to wait and find out.

On leaving, I leave you with a quote to ponder on:

“Endings are not always bad. Most times they're just beginnings in disguise.” ― Kim Harrison, Something Deadly This Way Comes

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