Afterlife

A list of religions would be over a thousand lines long. Most are so silly, or self serving that they can be easily disregarded, unless of course the adherents threaten beheading, burning at the stake or ritual torture to non believers. Sadly this is more common than uncommon.

One day to the next I may reflect on any one of the following hypothesis, my only hope: forgiveness.

The Humble hypothesis #1

There are somewhere between 100 and 200 billion galaxies in the known universe, each galaxy may have more than 100 billion stars. I am not so gross to think the universe is here for me, or that a bronze age myth explain it all.

<= Eternity <= You are here => Eternity=>

Live 5, 50 or 500 years; Laniakea will still exist for an eternity.

The Dog Damn God hypothesis # 2

You will be surrounded by incorruptible goodness, loyalty, and everlasting love, of course you noticed that Dog spelled backwards is God. Proof that when you die you will spend eternity walking with angels picking up poo. Sorry friend, it was about your dog all along.

Reincarnation hypothesis #3

In the End only 3 things matter
1: How much you loved
2: How gently you lived
3: How you let go of things

You die, try to talk to those around you, no one talks back, so you go towards the light, lots of visions. If you choose to die, you shed your regrets and then plan for a rebirth to recharge your karma, no judgement or condemnation. After a big party with your soul family, share a few spiritual gummies with the enlightened ones and then boom, your born again. Or boom! your doctor resets your Sinoatrial node with 1,000 volts and pulls you back with stories of the other side.

As B. Franklin, printer, put it in his epitath.
Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out
Stripped of its Lettering & guilding, lies here food for worms
For, it will appear once more, in a new and more elegant edition
Corrected and improved by the Author.”

The Fart in the Wind #4

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Shakespeare, William. MacBeth, Act 5, Scene 5.

The Swedenborg hypothesis # 5 (1800)

Upon dying angels will guide you to meet friends and relatives who crossed over before. Your true inner nature will be revealed. All arrive as equals regardless of beliefs.

Heaven is apart from time and space, a collective made of good spirits for whom the animating force is God’s love. God is closer to us than the beating of our heart if we align ourselves with God’s will.

Hell is inhabited by those who act selfishly. Those who choose to inflict pain or gain power will choose hell. They perceive heavenly teachings as sickly and dismiss good people as being idealistic.

Adams hypothesis #42

The dolphins had long known of the afterlife and have made many attempts to educate mankind. The last dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double backward somersault through a hoop but in fact the message was this: “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.”— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Lanark Highlands Reality

I have no idea what happens after you die. Heaven, for me, was found at the end of a long snow covered driveway. There I found a small stone house with my children playing with my grandchildren by a warm hearth and my sweetheart waiting.

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