"be humble, for you are of the earth, be noble, for you are of the stars"
This is one of my favorite quotes, and I feel words to live by.
Recently I was in a discussion about religion.
Yes I know it's a social taboo to talk about religion, so of course I just had to.
It came up in the conversation, and I'm not shy with my opinions.
For those of you who don't know I am a agnostic. simply put I don't follow a dogma.
I believe that there is a greater power than myself, but I don't believe that power really cares if I eat meat on fridays
or if I have a piece of metal on my finger before I have sex.
Now that I have explained that, I get back to what I was saying.
In this discussion it was revealed that I don't believe in a Dante' version of hell, or in a cloudy version of heaven either.
I was told that because of this I couldn't believe in God, because you can't have heaven, without hell.
Like wise you can't have a God without a Devil to vex him.
I won't bore you with the details of this conversation, needless to say we didn't agree.
However I did come to this conclusion...
If there is no God, and we came into existence purely by accident. Is it any less miraculous to be birthed by
the collision of planets, the birth and death of stars? To be placed by fate in the cradle of life that is Earth.
Maybe by constantly looking for a greater meaning to life, we are missing the beauty and miracle that we just simply do.
Also by looking for a creator, we have also created a scape goat to take the responsibility.
To have a whipping boy to take credit for all the horrible things we alone are capable of doing.
Whatever your belief system is, I hope that you strive to be a force for good,
and not fall back on the whipping boy when faced with things you don't like about yourself.
Also that you give yourself credit for doing the right thing, even when it wasn't the easy thing to do.
What do you think?
where will your soul go when it leaves the mortal coil? Do you have a soul?