Hell

I gotta wonder, how in the hell did we ever come up with this idea anyway? Why do we take such nonsense as our truth to begin with?

I mean really, isn’t this whole “accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior or spend eternity in hell” a bit lame when you research the scriptures from where all this stuff comes from?

Now Jesus was a great teacher, perhaps even the greatest, but he was a TEACHER . . . and what greater gift can you give a teacher than to get an A on his test? He don’t need you groveling at his feet he does need you to learn your lessons. Do your homework dammit!

What kind of heavenly father would throw his kids into a dungeon and torture them for all eternity just because they didn’t give him the respect he thought he deserved? My sons don’t give me much respect, but I love them anyway and certainly would not punish them for it. Doesn’t that make me more empathetic than God?

So what happened? What changed God from a loving, nurturing creator into Moloch and his sacrificial fires? What made the god of love, mercy and grace turn upon His creation just when they needed Him the most?

Well to begin with, a guy named Dante decided to paint a really horrible picture of fire, burning, and people screaming called his Inferno. This was his depiction of what suffering in hell would be like to the unsaved.

The Catholic Church liked the painting so much they thought, “wow this is a great way to get more converts, lets just scare the shit out of them and they will come marching down the isle in droves”. And they did. And they still do. And they probably will continue to do so until someone or something unplugs their fear response and stops them.

One question: Do we really need A savior . . . or do we really need to BE a savior?

I have a brother in law who is dying from cancer at this moment. He has weeks to live. You know what his son who visits him once a week at the nursing home is telling him? This good, solid, southern Baptist Christian man is telling him he is going to go to hell because he was a drunk. He will get what he deserves. He actually says he loves this man. . . . How ridiculously stupid is that? I hear this shit I fear for the human race.

We brag about our intellectualism and we get all cocky and proud as we strut about with a blue tooth stuck in our ear. We might as well be sitting in a cave hovered over a fire to ward off the enemies, that we fear will come in the night to kill and eat us. We are three piece suited aborigines, not far removed from the stone age when we believe this nonsense.

Anyways this lake of fire stuff is bullshit, even the bible states pretty clearly that hell is the absence of the presence of God. So hell is actually depicted more like being on the outside looking in. I don’t even buy that one, but at least it gets us out of the fire and brimstone. I can not personally imagine a place where God was not present as He encompasses His entire creation. Hell is a human creation.

Another question: Has God created us in HIS image . . . or have we created God in OUR image?

Regardless, what takes place on the other side of life is probably so much different than ALL of us suppose that the best thing we can do IMO is to stick to this side.

I am a firm believer that the earth and all matter is the physical image to a spiritual reality. All that means is that what is over there is also over here in the physical realm (like on the spiritual side lives the writer – on this side the play is ongoing.) Kinda woo woo I know but there is definitely a connection between there and here and who can say that what we do here doesn’t effect things over there? I think it does and this is my concern.

YOU greedy, mentally deficient, knuckle dragging, money grubbing assholes are ruining my heaven by turning it into a junk yard. You are killing my oceans, the womb of creation, you are poisoning the water ways I drink from, you are poisoning the food I eat and the air I breathe, as well as things I don’t even know about (and I am one of you which makes me really sad). . . all in the name of progress and profit.

Profit for what? So you can have bragging rights to what? A bigger house, a faster car, a big screen TV? . . . holy shit how ignorant is that when you can only sit in one room at a time, and only drive the speed limit, or watch Miley twerk her bony little ass on your fancy TV?. . . . And we honor you guys and your jets and your towers as if you are mini gods. “Oh if only I win the lottery I can be like the Donald”? . . . Ahhhh!! WTF is wrong with us?

Have you gone begging to Jesus so you won’t have to go to hell? Do you feel good about yourself cause you made it to the land of the faithful? GREAT . . . who cares? If licking a rock makes you feel good, do it. but PLEASE for Christs sake quit turning my heaven into your hell.

My curse on all the people who are involved in this (and that mean most of us) is that we will have to come right back here and live in the filthy hole environment we have created, because as Joni Mitchell sang:

They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see ’em

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away the DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees, please

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot.

I’ll finish this diatribe with a quote from one of the original owners of this property:

When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
~ Cree Prophecy

At that time we will have, singly handed, created hell on earth. . . and I bet any money that at least 1/2 the population in this country will be blaming the other half for doing it . . .

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