What happens after we die, have we been a good person, are we going to heaven or hell, these are questions we’ve all asked at one point or another. Religion tries to answer the question of what happens after we die. It provides the answer based on the human interpretation of ancient scripture written by humans in a language that is often not used or understood in today’s society. The answers give people a purpose to live so they know what is unknown. Humans are naturally afraid of the unknown, and religion answers these questions and gives a framework on how to live. However, there are serious flaws with this.
When humans are lost, desperate for an answer to what they don’t know, religion provides an answer they could have been seeking in their life. For some people, this can be greatly beneficial as it can help steer them on a better path instead of the destructive one they were on. However, some individuals become so absorbed and brainwashed by the religion that it turns into a cult, where the ancient scripture is taken out of context and actually used to discriminate and hate anyone and everyone with opposing views. Those who are religious or spiritual that think their way is the one and only right way fall into the trap and become narcissistic and unaccepting of others. They have been fully indoctrinated into the cult of religion that they cannot see past their own selfish desires of converting everyone to their way of thinking, because in their mind the only way to live is by what they say. They can never be wrong because they are interpretation and preaching the words of what they consider to be God. Some may even have been indoctrinated since a young age as they were raised in religious households where God’s rules are the only rules.
For those in this mindset, there is hope to get you out of it. The first place to begin is to realize that you are not always right. We dislike being wrong, it makes us feel bad, but the fact remains, we will be wrong and interpret things incorrectly from time to time. No one is perfect, not in this human form, even with the power of God behind them. Remember that you are human. Humans are flawed creatures that make mistakes.
Accept others for who they are. Just as you have every right to voice your opinions and views, so does your opposition. Everyone has the right to believe whatever they want to. There is no difference between your opposition telling you that you are wrong, and you telling them that they are wrong. We are all diverse, so embrace the differences because that’s what makes the world unique.
Remember, whether you believe in a higher power or not, God does not judge, it’s humans that do. Only humans put others down and discriminate against them. Only humans start wars and are violent the way they are. It’s the human’s ego that is their biggest weakness. So when you can master this, you can see through the illusion and learn to accept what you don’t understand, unconditionally.
Let me know how this works for you. Have a great day!
I grew up mostly learning about Christianity, and even went to a private school where religion was a focus. There is nothing wrong with children learning about religion, but the thing they should be made aware of is that this is one option out of many religions out there. There are many interpretations of what happened in the past. I personally don’t believe any of them, but rather find some truth in all of them. My core belief is that what you project and believe is what you attract – the law of attraction. If you think negative and put out negative energy, you’ll attract it. Likewise, if you think positive and put out positive energy, you’ll attract positive things to you. This won’t work 100% of the time, but I’ve found for me it works quite well.