Thursday, July 20, 2006

How is it out there?

I've had this thought on my mind lately, and I figured I'd blog about it-

I've been watching "What the bleep do we know", and reading more about spirituality lately, and I just think that we have it all wrong. I was a bible-thumping Christian for a minute (I even just capitalized "Christian"- old habits die hard I guess), and I think now I was just being lazy.

Lazy because it "let me off the hook", from thinking.

Of course it'd be nice to have all the answers, or better yet- let someone else have all the answers for me, but the older and wiser I get, the more I realize just how disgusting and lazy that attitude is. It just grosses me out at this point. Anyway-

My friend Matt just had a baby, and I'd been thinking about the afterlife lately. It just seems to me that when people think they have this idea about the afterlife that seems graspable- and they relate it to life now- it sounds ridiculous to me.

Could you explain to a fetus what it's going to be like when they are born?

First of all, you wouldn't be able to even communicate with a fetus.
Second, if you could, the fetus would have NO frame fo reference for being "outside",
much less understand that there is a SEPARATE (maybe we're not separate?) being "outside" this wall.... the list of impossibilities goes on and on, doesn't it?

So I think the afterlife is THAT incomprehensible to us here as THIS life is incomprehensible to a fetus.

I took a long time to say that, but that's what I think now.

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