Posted by Exodus 22:19 on September 01, 2001 at 08:21:26:
In Reply to: Re: Death and Religion (very very very long) posted by Exodus 22:19 on September 01, 2001 at 08:20:26:
: Both options I consider are ultimately empty. Nothing in life is easy, and nowadays blame is more often shifted around than accepted. Sacrifices are rarely made and more often than not we all become involved in trivial matters rather than substantial ones.
Sorry, I'm a little lost at the point you're trying to make here.
: There are many corrupt people out there, many ignorant, many who care only for themselves and treat others as pawns, and humanity often seems like a lost cause. However, there are also many who show bravery beyond measure, compassion and sincere friendship and
: the promise which is out there.
Yes, the world is full of people of different natures, different belief systems. Most thieves/murderers justify what they do within their own mind, eg. "I only kill those who have it coming to them", but in the end the moral code shared by a majority override these people in the form of justice.
Everyone differs in beliefs, but most people have a base moral/belief system.
: Above all, no matter our instincts and background, we all still maintain freedom of choice. In the end, the respect of peers means nothing if you can't respect yourself. Its all too easy to make excuses and take the simplest solution.
: Life comes down to hope and inspiration. It is too short to waste a moment although we all waste many. I simply suggest that in the end happiness can only come about through these factors, and more often than not this will come about through interaction with your friends and loved ones.
I personally believe there is a little more to it than that, but I can see where you're coming from. Basically the more you travel through life, the more you learn and the more you can understand, and interacting with friends and loved ones iis a major part of this.
: Death comes to all eventually, how you live is ultimately your choice. There are no points given for being good, but if you can't respect yourself and choose to live without a code of honour, why bother?
Precisely. And where does the basis of respect for yourself come from? From somewhere within yourself.
: Ask yourself this: What if there is no heaven?
If there is no heaven then there is no big cherry on the cake for completing the apparent 'ardor' of life. Some people may need to have a carrot dangled in front of them to go on, but in the end, I believe true happiness can only come from understanding yourself.
Thankyou and goodnight.
(Go jesus it's your birthday!)
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