What do you choose to believe?
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What do you choose to believe?

I was thinking today about all of the topics that we have discussed here. It made me consider... what if this life, this one single span of time is all we ever get? What if there is no reincarnation, no heaven, no hell, no aliens, no anything after you are gone? What if the only immortality that you can ever achieve is through your progeny and your works? Would you suddenly start living differently if it was proven, without a shadow of a doubt that when you die the only place you go is in the ground?
It's an honest question.
I know that I fervently believe that I will return in one way or another and that eternal life is waiting. But... I believe that with no tangeble evidence. I have only a few threads that I have strung together to prove my theory. So am I, quite literally, grasping at strings, in a vain hope that my life will go on? Is my faith really based in fear, the fear of death?
There are some that believe that the majority of earth's human population are suffering from a mass halucination, because they believe in an all powerful God or being that is in charge of everything. What if that minority is really right?
Have you watched the movie Prometheus? I have, about ten times. It is the precurser to Alien. But beyond that, the movie explors one of man's favorite passions, who made us and why? There is one line in the movie that really struck a cord. David, the android is talking to Dr. Charlie Holloway.
David: What would you ask them (the aliens) if you could?
Charlie: I would ask them, why did you make us?
David: Why did you make me?
Charlie: I don't know, probably because we could.
David: Imagine how you would feel, if your engineers said the same thing about you.
I absolutely love that particular exchange. It brings into focus the ultimate question, with the most disappointing of answers. It makes you think. There are so many theories out there. One is that the aliens that made us, are using us as experimental monkeys. They dont care what we do, so long as we dont destroy ourselves and in turn destroy their lab. This is their perti dish and we're not allowed to muck it up.
There are so many things that can shake our faith, no matter what it is that we believe. Yet to have faith we must believe in something that we cannot truly prove. I guess that's what it means when they say 'take it on faith'.
Yes our faith could be based solely on our fear of death. I choose to believe otherwise. I choose to believe that all the threads are there for anyone to see, because they are meant to be seen by the faithful. Just as the Bible states that it was written for the believer not the unbeliever, so to are the threads there for anyone to see, but only those seeking answers will see the pattern for what it really is. It is what I choose to believe.
Live well and be good to each other.

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