Friday, August 31, 2012

On Religion

What is going on with Canada and the United States?

These two countries for some reason, seem to have turned against religion all of a sudden. Maybe it's been slowly happening, but it seems more sudden to me.  Did I miss it when the Messiah came down from Heaven and committed some kind of a crime? That would explain why there has been a marginalization of religion lately. Or is there just too much talk about the topic of religion?  Or maybe it is used in politics too often.  I don't know, but religion just seems to be a bad word, a bad idea nowadays.

Have we as Canadians and Americans turned into nations of unbelievers without faith? If this is so then we have a big problem.  If we don’t have faith in the good Lord then what do we have faith in? Ourselves?  I personally don't have a lot of faith in people (i.e. ourselves).  We generally don't have a great track record.  In North America we've had a better track record than most of the rest of the world as far as civility and decency.  But, we had religion helping us along.

I do think there are still a lot of people that believe in the good Lord, and I am one of them.

I have as my personal saying "a person without faith, is a person that is lost". Whatever is written in the Bible (e.g. the Ten Commandments), a person without faith does not believe in conducting themselves according to those ideas.  That person is a candidate for incineration once deceased. That’s my way of thinking.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Church of God and reincarnation

At the Church of God they say that when you die and when you are judged and accepted by God, your soul lives on and if not then you're put to sleep and your soul is incinerated and it doesn't exist any more and this is done without any pain whatsoever.

My question would be if your soul is not incinerated and it lives on, you live on to what? Are you sent back to Earth to start a new life? Are you sent back as a different human being? If so, can you remember everything from your past life? I know that I’ve read about some people having the feeling of having lived before in a past life.

I remember quite a few years ago I read in a medical journal that this little girl kept on telling her parents that she lived before in another country and described the house and who was living there. Since she kept on and on about it, they finally brought her to a psychiatrist. After listening to her and the way she kept on trying to make him believe that what she was saying was true, he consulted with a couple more psychiatrists and finally with some scientist. After they listened to her, they decided to take her to the country that she claimed she was from.

Once they arrived at the town she spoke about, she describe the house that she claimed to have once lived in and that her parents were still there. Apparently she described every one that would be living in that house. Once at the house they got out of the car and knocked on the door. The psychiatrist and scientist got the surprise of their lives because what the little girl had told them was the truth. I've read about a couple stories of the sort.

I know some might not believe that. That’s fine. But did you ever get the feeling that when your doing something that your sure you have never done before but while doing it, you knew exactly what to do and how? And the feeling that you have done this before has finally kicked in?

I used to find all kinds of stories like this in the medical journal I read. I’m not saying that there was some every day, but sometimes you get some just as interesting as the one I just wrote about.

The point is, some things are hard to believe but we have to realize that we live in a world that has a lot of mysteries that we will never understand.

If anyone have any thoughts on this subject of having lived before, I would be interested in hearing about it. Any thoughts from a good preacher would be

In the mean time have a day in this life.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Believable or not?

Sometimes I go to other blogs and read about ghosts, spirits and manifestations. I occasionally read stories that people have sent in and I find that most are believable to some degree at least. But some of them are hard to believe, or it might be they are written with too many little words, to more or less to embellish the story and the results make them unbelievable stories.

Here is one that I find hard to believe. Unfortunately I don’t remember the blog I was on when I read it. I searched for this story on the blogs I had visited and could never find it again. So, my apologies for that. If you are the blog owner and recognize the story, let me know and I will credit you as the source.

This had to do with someone that was revived by doctors after dying. They had to revive him a few times, and each time they would revive him, he would start screaming that he was on fire and burning. Apparently this happened twice before he finally died for the last time.

To me this seemed to be a fabrication of a story. I’ll tell you why. I have read too many stories about people that have died and came back and never have they mentioned burning.

I can say with my experience of May this year the doctor claimed that I was dead in the hospital and according to witnesses about half hour after the priest had read me the Last Rites of the Church, my body came alive again. I did have a near-death experience. While I was dead, my soul went on a little trip and what I saw was not scary but the feeling I had was that I was in a dangerous, ominous place. I could feel danger around me, but I could not see anything. The next thing I knew I was back in my body and apparently I scared my daughter when I sat up. The doctor is still mystified as to why I’m still alive.

This refutes (for me) the Catholic religion's saying that if you die before confessing your sins you go straight to hell. If that was true I would not be here today and that’s for sure.

If you are interested in good stories check out Seeks Ghosts.