So we create meaning in religions and games. We create higher beings when none exist, as we are too afraid of the reality that we are in this universe alone. How much better would our lives be if we accepted that there are no Gods; that we should not do any harm to our fellow humans. We create governments because we are not capable of not committing crimes. The governments that we create then turn around and become that which we created them to protect us from. How silly we humans are.
Looking at the history of governments created which espoused your belief that there are no gods and is no God I'd have to say we'd probably be worse off.
It is so simple to go to work, do the best job we can do and not harm anybody. Why can't people do this?
What makes you think the average person isn't doing just that?
1.They do not know it (somehow harming others) is not in their best interests.
2. They really think they can get away with it.
3. They feel justified to take or get something they want.
Humans are arguably predisposed to believe they are more than the sum of their parts. It is what drives them to exultation in one form or another. Religion in its many faces provides a common conduit for such exultation. Spirituality is another term that defines this human trait and is common parlance in religiosity. This human spirit can be projected in many different ways and be as divisive as it can unifying. Political, ideological, and even scientific endeavors can serve as spiritual conduits. This often leads to division, disorder and violence.
In the Western World we can see the negative results of a failing religious conduit. Individually we apply our unsubscribed spirituality to what ever promises fulfillment or satisfaction while as a society we drift slowly but inexorably toward chaos and darkness.
We do not understand/accept the science behind religion and spirituality.
If we did, we would be in a much better place, GLOBALLY!!!!
If we did, we would respect and appreciate nature and work with it. Not against it.
If we did, we would love our neighbor and there would be no greed whether rich or poor.
If we did, we would realize that life is temporary and that it gives us the opportunity to obtain the treasure within.
And we would we would know that only that treasure do we take with us.
Therefore I disagree. Life is not absurd when viewed in the correct light.
WE are absurd for not seeing it.
Religion is not a science. The lack of results of prayer prove this. In science, you test a hypothesis. Once the result is duplicated, then you have shown that your hypothesis works. However, three billion people can pray for something to happen. Using the scientific method, we can see that those 3 billion unanswered prayers prove that there is no God.
Jesus said: Heaven is within. This is science. Meditation will bring enlightenment. True-Self knowledge leads to union of little Self - Spirit with Mighty Triple O - Spirit.
Mighty Triple O - Spirit = Omnipresent: Ever present
Omnipotent: All powerful
Omniscient: All knowing
The Way I See it
Makes Sense to Me
Just sharin' ...
Take It or leave It.
PS with the third eye this power is tapped into. I do it all the time. It can help you find keys and other lost items, answers and can help you fulfill desires and needs. Sometimes this power helps you when you didn't even know you needed help in a particular direction, as long as you are open to it, as per MY experiences.
Omnipresent means always present. God was present while the Jews were being massacred and did nothing.
Omnipotent means all powerful. God does nothing about those who are suffering.
Omniscient means all knowing. God knows how to heal, yet people die every second of a disease.
Life isn't about being bailed out of every bad situation. Without experiencing the bad we'd have no concept of what good even is. If the worst thing you ever knew of was someone taking an extra helping of mashed potatoes, then your concept of good/bad would be very narrow, and very minor infractions to you would seem severe.
Death happens. Suffering happens. We wish for those times when it's not, but it's always possible. What we do in this life matters. The choices we make. The things we do. The things we do to each other. There are consequences and ramifications. Death and pain are a given in this life. The point of life is not to avoid it, but to endure and to learn.
In a democratic republic we vote out those who are not helping us. Its very simple.
The hard part is knowing who is helpful toward LIFE, LIBERTY and PURSUIT of HAPPINESS
and who is not.
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