The start of the ramble..
http://6booksy.com/2018books/12-Rules-for-Life-An-Antidote-to-Chaos/page_54.html – if you are not able to read this please let me know. It is a very fascinating piece. Over the last few years I have often wondered what would be the reaction of the world to a return of Christ ( as promised in the scriptures ) or the arrival of the Mahdi or even the 10th Avatar in Hinduism. Have they left it too late?
I keep thinking what my late friend who passed away in 2003 will do if he were to just pop in to the world for a bit today. He would be lost with the technology and the extremely rapid change in our lives. Speaking of Christ, is his plain speak going to work in todays world? Will he not first try to destroy religion? What about the people who exploit the vulnerable masses using religion? Twitter will be divided on what Christ or any Saviour or avatar will want to do. Can our God’s fathom the extent and reach of the cyber world? Will Satan or the Devil be a minor player in comparison to Charles Sobhraj,( a.k.a. The serpent) or Hitler, the Hutu’s in Rwanda, Idi Amin, Supreme leaders in Asian countries, the masters of apartheid, General Dyer?
If you read the first part of this piece you will understand what I mean. The Church is so far removed from Christ’s teachings that he may wonder where to start from.
What is good and bad..
Gosh, that’s going to be as tough as explaining to a young child the difference between a lie and a ‘white’ lie. Has the world become unmanageable? I am inclined to believe so. Every relationship between humans is a transaction. Period. Will Gandhi’s Non Violence help Christ start somewhere? What will he say to four churches worshipping him but managed by people who are in competition, all within one acre of land in Muscat or Kozhencherry?
Jehovah had the first set of brothers fight by showing preference to one. It ended in murder. Will Christ be able to explain the logic of that to a Google enabled world? Or to a world where God’s chosen children are fighting and killing and not doing what he had told them to do 2000 odd years ago?
Is drinking okay? Are drugs okay? Is marrying okay? Homosexuality? LGBTQ? If it is then why is the Catholic Church still prohibiting it’s priests from having a family? Why do they oppose Homosexuality in all the Abrahamic faiths? Are women equal to men? If so, why do the radical in his chosen flock, the Israeli’s ( the Jews), shave the hair of the heads of their wives? Why are churches shutting down all over Europe?
Is Ayurveda the real thing? Or is it Allopathy? From dust unto dust is what we believe when a person dies. So, how does it matter if the body is thrown into a river or buried on it’s shore?
Explain to me the purpose of my life on earth..
We are always told to live a good ( what is good is another story in itself) life so that our next life is a beautiful one. Hundreds of Suicide bombers have killed themselves to attain happiness with the elusive virgins in heaven. Unless these guys are totally sexless do they not realise that it’s not the most satisfying experience for both parties when either party is a virgin. It is very possible he is going to be damn angry with his handler on earth, when this realization dawns on him. I’ve often wondered what female suicide bombers are offered – no word on 72 virgin men.
My greatest happiness is my children and grandchildren, wife and her family along with my closest buddies. Do I get to keep the same in my after life and be a Malayali? If not, what’s the big deal? Can I get pissed drunk with my buddies and talk into the early hours of the day, when I am wherever I go when I die? I am not keen on harps and wings and a blank smile or a halo on my head. Can I see a match involving Bradman, Gavaskar, Lindwall, Larwood, Holding, Bedi, Kohli, Ponting, Dravid, Lawrence Rowe and Vivian Richards, all in their prime, in heaven? if not, I am again not too keen on an afterlife.
At this point where our lives are always in danger..
I keep wondering if I am looking forward to another life or I’ve had my fill and would rather retire to a quiet corner, in a space between hell and heaven.
People are trying to read the Bible in X number of days and send around divine WhatsApp messages, while sending the next message to someone else insulting X, Y or Z. If there is one thing people do, especially those who ‘pretend’ to be religious and ‘God Fearing’, they use the name of God in vain. Hypocrisy is the bane of human behaviour.
I do not know if the virus will get me and knock my block off. I do not know if I have lived a good life. It has been drilled into me that I will go to hell if I did many of the things I have done. I then ask myself why God allowed me the faculties to do the wrong I did.
I really hope that Good triumphs over Evil and that the whole thing ends there and there is no Life on Earth Part 2. I often feel God got the whole formula wrong. There are too many ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ in this world. I am mighty confused. Why are friends preferred to siblings? Why are we fighting over money with those who came out of the same womb? (Is it a legacy of Cain and Abel?)
All I am sure about is that I am confused and in my fifty nine years I’ve realised that the more I learn the more I do not know. Will I leave something worthwhile for the next generation? I hope so. I think that is what is most important . I am so proud of my paternal grandfather as his legacy lived on to my lifetime. Is that what being good is all about? Yes, I wish I meet him somewhere – maybe he has the answers I am searching for. Lights out….