Monday, March 19, 2007


I'm reading a book, "A History of the End of the World" about the book of Revelation in the bible. Way before Jesus, people were writing about judgement day. It seems it's human nature for some people to view things as black or white and some people as gradations of color. I wonder why. Why do some people need to see God as punitive and punishing? I would say it has to do with the kind of upbringing one has but I was raised in a very black/white, fundamentalist family and I am, what they would derisively call, a "moral relativist". How did I evolve to become this? Why do some people innately seek Truth and some people seem to have no spiritual curiosity?
This line of thinking makes me think there must be something to reincarnation. I don't make any claims to knowing what happens beyond this life. I don't think it much matters. What does matter is how close to Truth we live this life. But sometimes I wonder at some people who seem to be born, for lack of a better word, in touch with their center (and conversely, those who seem to be born without a moral center). Sometimes I wonder if this lifepath that I'm walking is part of an eternal path with many different Mary Lindas (That of God; my original face ) learning new lessons for each part of the journey.
But this is mostly just idle curiosity because I really don't think the answers to these questions makes any real difference to the way I'm living, the way I want to live my life. This moment is all that matters. Knowing God in this moment. Reflecting God's love for me by loving God's creation.

Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

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