I live in a world full of faith and fear. I do not believe and I am not afraid. I always found it interesting that atheists I know are often the bravest people I know. Is it because the fear of having no god and no afterlife makes people panic?

This Earth is supported by billions(or trillions) of life forms or organisms. In nature, there are cycles, elements, touch, beauty, scent, reality, and crude, unaltered truth. Nature does not lie to us or deceive us. It nurtures, houses, and feeds us.

There are those who believe in a divine being that lives far beyond our means and holds all knowledge. However, I find that that divinity is actually in nature. Those with faith look for their gods for truth, aid in food, water, shelter, and consciousness. But if we look about us we are surrounded by a planet that grows fruit and game to feed us, creates lumber and material to allow us to make shelter, that holds an endless sea of water and freshwater icebergs, keeps us warm with its O-Zone layer, and provides scenes to which we may meditate and find peace of mind. Is our "god" really about us, flowing about us? If so, we are abusing it and destroying it.

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Sometimes people ask me, "what do you believe happens when you die?" I respond with, "nothing" But really something does happen. Your body is returned to the Earth and to nature where it will decay and feed hundreds of organisms and provide nutrients to the environment. They will be incorporated into many life forms and as they die the cycle renews. So with this in mind, there is an afterlife where your body is "reincarnated" and spread across the land so that you are everywhere. You may not be conscious for this process, but we do not need to be. It is what we leave on this Earth that will live on and give us notability.

Live a life of fulfillment and honor, not one of aimless faith driven by fear and misplaced morality. Because in the end, we all go to the same place where there is no judgment or coveted position and it will be who we WERE that will matter and live on.

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Comment by Jennifer Rice on September 22, 2010 at 4:05pm
This is the most brilliant thing I have read in regards to the afterlife!
Comment by Javin32 on February 25, 2009 at 6:46pm
Maybe you are right. From my point of view, the two are too connected and rightly so. I do not even believe that my consciousness, mind, or "soul" to be in any way eternal. Actually I believe the opposite; that the body's components are returned and reused as the "soul" diminishes. But, again, your answers as good as mine.
Comment by Javin32 on February 23, 2009 at 9:59pm
The relationship of faith and the existence of an afterlife are far more joined than you give credit. The belief that a human's essence reaches that stage would place us at a position where we are above the other life forms that share our ancestry. If we are more than just animals, biologically speaking, than we are not part of this world and instead are connected to some divine being that covets us above all others. The idea that we are unique to this afterlife invariably suggests the existence of a god that governs our souls. The two ideas of eternal life and the existence of a god, are connected.
Comment by Clarence Dember on February 22, 2009 at 7:47pm
Thanks for this.
Cla
Comment by Javin32 on February 22, 2009 at 3:50pm
A symbiotic relationship it should be but, unfortunately, what we do almost always negatively affects our partners in nature and what they do does barely a thing. The problem is that as humans, we go through our own accelerated evolution in which other life forms cannot keep up. We take advantage of them and ignore the part of the cycle where we give back, something that we did before society began. Where does God play his part
Comment by Javin32 on February 22, 2009 at 11:03am
Thank you. I appreciate that.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 22, 2009 at 9:08am
Javin,
Great blog entry. You speak for many other people as well.

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