Once we’re ready, human evolution will burst forward. Once all the deities die out as we evolve, we’ll be unstoppable.
My lack of belief is probably more comforting to me than your religion is to you. But we can’t un-indoctrinate the populations. There’s too many of them. Religion will fade out on it’s own but it would be nice to be able to nudge it along a little.
There is more to this universe than just matter. There’s time, there’s distance; why could there not be consciousness? There’s the concrete and there’s the abstract. But it could be reborn in any intelligent being in the universe.
Everything in this universe has an opposite. Heaven and hell don’t count since they’re fiction. But we’re a part of it. How amazing is that? Your daughter was a part of it. If there were a true god, it would have wiped out grief. Just think of how much better we would serve it if we weren’t grieving.
If you have even the slightest bit of doubt about your religion, it makes it so much harder to deal with a loved one’s death. I don’t want to lose anyone and there are people in my life whom I would die for. But if they die first, I will want to go as well. But I can’t and that’s okay. I can live the rest of my life knowing they were a part of it … and remembering. We need to have remembrance parties.
Oh gawd! I’m in the stage of my life where it’s no longer primarily the funerals of parents … it’s also the funeral of friends….
Having a good day. I feel a bit of optimism … happiness. I want more but this will do.