Saturday, February 03, 2007

Not God

Many times, over my 45 year or so life, I've desired an invisible friend. Someone who watched over my shoulder, guiding with whispers, bringing my good fortune and wisdoms. As anyone would, I thought the idea was pretty cool. I heard the odd hard advice come from realizing new solutions along the way, and understood, that voice, was me. Thats all.

Not God.

When I met people in far off lands who then helped me, and introduced me to others, who gave me work and a career path and even introduced me to other people; that was coincidence, networking and good fortune. Thats all.

Not God.

I thought it would be grand to be able to survive death, to stay conscious and come out the other side. I could meet all those long gone relatives and friends, kick on in some strange but glorious place where you could do anything. Hmm, rather like those places Enid Blyton wrote about in 'The Wishing Chair' and 'The Faraway Tree'. A nice dream but adults should wake up to themselves a little. It is fanciful fiction. Don't you think neurology, psychology, medical science would have a few areas of serious research into the splitting of the physical and spiritual at death if it was fact? In real life, when one dies, thats it. Thats all.

Not God.


Louie said...

Amen! ;)

Anonymous said...

How do you know it isnt God who was speaking to you?

media said...

Well it could be the tooth fairy too, but I decided, yes I can hear myself think, ... so it must be me.

What is more likely, hmmm?

beepbeepitsme said...

I also think that the creation of gods stemmed from mankind trying to explain the idea of thought.

They experienced and heard thought even though they made no sound. I think that this is the basis of god belief. The consciousness of our own thoughts, which we have attributed to external supernatural sources.

When we think, it is our brain in action and our individual minds are the expression of our individual brains.

When ancient people's had a wise or a bright idea, they attributed those thoughts to a power external to themselves. Why would they do this? I suggest they did it because of a lack of knowledge concerning the functions of the brain and how it expressed itself.

beepbeepitsme said...

I think, therefore I am. Not I think, therefore it is god speaking to me.