DarkJedi wrote: ↑
09 Jul 2018, 16:06
I subscribe to the idea this life gives us experience we may not have been able to gain in another way, but I don't believe it is a test.
Maybe life is kind of like University, for those who went to get a degree. There were tests at some times...but university wasn't all a big test. It wasn't all classes and reading, though it was some of that as well. It was an experience. Right?
dande48 wrote: ↑
09 Jul 2018, 18:41
Douglas Adams wrote:
"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story."
I wonder if much of God's response to us in the next life will be along those lines...where we all went crazy trying to figure out religion and rules and meaning and symbolism behind it all...and it was all a bit more simple, and random...because that will do in order to give us our experience here on earth.
In thinking of wayward children...if parents could accept that possibility a little more...perhaps it alleviates some stress they are so "wayward." I mean, if a parent finds out a child smokes pot...you can freak out about it...or maybe it won't matter in the end as they grow up and mature and figure out life on their own path, without fear of God striking you down with a lightening bolt.
I like it. We misinterpret many things because we over complicate life. Perhaps we can learn from the dolphins who never started wars or destroyed the environment,
so long, and thanks for all the fish