Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Conundrum Of Life

One of the great mysteries of life is why you and I exist in reality or in slices of reality called "now". I realize that it is generally an unanswerable question in terms of the individual person unless you’ve been "called" but in terms of our lives as a group there may be an answer. It seems to me that The Second Lady went to a lot of trouble to make things logical in terms of principles, rules, examples and hints if all she wanted to do was to be worshipped. Now I’m not against religion as I believe that each of us is free to believe or do exactly what they want to do. If I were The Second Lady and could do what I wanted why would I go and create a bunch of unruly creatures that are fundamentally nothing but a gigantic headache???? I mean let’s face it. We’re all mostly a bunch of whiners, complainers and askers. Most of us want / demand something for nothing. I think the modern term is "rights". Most of us consider ourselves as reasonably intelligent and if we are based, in principle, on a higher form than would you want people to worship you??? The answer in the abstract is "yes" because our conception of worship is having people admire us without demanding anything. Unfortunately, most of us are worshipped because we have the power to do things to / for other people. Politicians are a prime example. If the politician is in power he / she is the greatest thing since sliced bread. If the politician is out of power and powerless in terms of our wants / desires now how did you spell his / her name??? Some of us have younger brothers / sisters / people that have admired us. The next thing that happens is that you and I become examples. We can never relax, we can’t get grumpy, we have to smile, we have to be profound, we can never let it all hang out. It’s just as bad as being in love with another person. Well you get the idea. So now that we have eliminated worship the next problem is fear. Now most religions are based on an element of fear and ritual to appease and prevent retribution. If you get extremely careless we’ll all get it in the neck. Wars are typical examples of this phenomena. In times of war, each side thinks The Second Lady is on their side. Does she really care unless it affects her overall objectives???? How many soldiers in a foxhole get religion??? How many of us in ordinary life get religion or think about our Souls unless something bad is about to happen to our slice of reality / now??? The only logical thing left is learning. The Second Lady has set things up so we can learn and progress and become useful. The Second Lady has given us a book to follow, principles and examples to guide us. A whole universe to explore and things to discover on our own. She is available for questions. She may not answer us directly because she figures we can work it out on our own. Ultimately, we all face the same exams at the end of our earthly term. So friends, sweat now or sweat later????

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