Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Stephen Hawking, (about see HERE) says "this is it."
Stephen and I (and we're the same age, interesting coincidence) believe the same thing about life.
From my earliest consciousness (four years old), I felt like I was "returning" to this world. From where, I do not know. But for the past sixty-eight years I have felt like an astute observer and, of course, a participant in this thing called LIFE.
I've often thought "Why are we here?" Why am I here?"
Sometimes I think I had the answer only to be dissuaded by events and people's actions.
These days of when I see evil people cutting off other people's heads and posting this inhuman act of violence on the Internet for the world to see, I again think "Why are we here?" "Why am I here?"
These days when I see a national institution like the National Football League look the other way when they know some of their biggest money making stars are committing horrific acts of violence against their families. When they're caught (by a videotape), they circle the wagons and defend the institution first.
Oh I know some in the religious community will knee jerk spout of the "God is a mystery" talking point and the "we should have faith." I mean no disrespect to those who truly find solace and comfort in their religion (like I do with a good movie or a good meal), but come on. Isn't that a cop out? "Put your hands into God's."
So here's the deal folks. This life? This is it. Try and stay out of the way of the evil doers (to quote a former president of whose name I will not speak).
Try to find a little happiness in life. And most of all try to find someone to love and if you're really lucky you'll find someone who loves you right back and doesn't beat or kill you.
So appreciate what you have folks and "Thank God" that you're not kneeling on some windy hot desert in an orange jump suit, reading a prepared text by a Muslim murderer who his about to saw off your head. Even better:
"Thank you Jesus" (it's a phrase folks).
That's my belief folks. And again, I reiterate, I mean no disrespect to those who find comfort in their religion and practice the good aspects of their religion which is to treat others as you want to be treated (all religions have that same basic premise). However, all too often some extremists sometimes hijack a religion for their own personal benefit (power).
Back to our regular programming tomorrow.