09 Mar FROM DUST TO DUST
From Dust to Dust
Death is simply changing forms from a living being to matter and energy.
One wonders why people are so attracted to religion and why they cannot see its falsehood. Humans have been searching for God throughout history because, to start with, they are trying to comprehend their existence, are apprehensive about death, and have unreasonable desires. They want to overcome death and wish to get something for nothing.
Even Cavemen were dreaming of spirits residing in the elements of nature that might help or hurt them. Recognizing this opportunity, Wisemen pretending to be spiritual guides, introduced terminologies like soul and God to give people courage and hope. These thoughts later developed into religious teachings claiming that humans have an eternal soul and that God will make it possible for them to overcome death by giving them another life. Even in this enlightenment era, humans are still worshiping God to conquer death and gain preferential treatment.
When I started to post my thoughts on social media critical of God’s concept, nobody reacted harshly, but when I said that humans have no soul or afterlife. The reaction was swift, challenging my assumptions, insisting there is no purpose of this life if there is no afterlife or divine judgment. And when I asked what good will come from punishments after death. Why not now when it does some good? And why would anybody wish to come back to be punished? They had no convincing answer, but they kept insisting that judgment afterlife is for sure. We know we will die, but we don’t want death to be permanent. We want eternal life, even if it is after death. And to make it possible, all faiths claim that soul is immortal and survive death. To me, that is the prime cause of people’s belief in God; otherwise, the hope that worshiping God gets you preferential treatment in this life is fading because people do not experience those favors in their lives. But the desire to have some form of existence after death persists. Even most deists insist that death is not the end, that they most likely will have another life even when they may not promote divine judgment afterlife.
In Monodeism, we assert that our birth is not the beginning, and death is not the end. Before our advent, we were part of nature and will continue to be after death. Death is just a transformation from this life to some other unknown form. We are part of the Universe and will always exist in some form because nothing can vanish. Yet, we will not exist as one unit and will dissipate into nature, and what we will be at any given time is unknown. As a ceaseless substance, we can not rule out the probability that we may, more than once, become a part of living forms anywhere in the Universe. We got one life for sure. The rest we will never know. We need to enjoy your life while we have it and control our fear of death.
Now let me try to explain the life cycle from a monist perspective. All living things, plants, animals, or humans have a similar life cycle. All have birth grow and develop as adults, and finally, grow old, decay and die. All living things are made of cells, and cells are made of ONE. ONE is the smallest entity that can not be subdivided, and ONE is the building block of all that exists. ONE can adjust to any situation by readjusting its limitless modes at any moment.
We know our body is made of billions of cells, and each cell is made of millions of ONES. And throughout our life body keeps taking in billions of ONES in the form of food, water, air, and energy to develop new cells and expel millions of ONES as waste and body heat. At any moment in life, the body continues to exchange ONES and perpetually readjusts its modes while working or resting. And this process continues even after death. After death, the body essentially continues to expel ONES as the body decays and disintegrates into other forms of matter and energy. In any case, the matter can change into energy and vice versa but cannot vanish. And while we exist and feel like a living being, with mind and consciousness, we and everything else, in reality, are just a quantum of ONES, a bundle of energy/force, and nothing else. Our life functions because ONES perpetually readjust their mode settings. Our journey from life to death and beyond is simply changing forms from a living being to matter and energy.
Believe what you wish, but to me, it is ridiculous to think that God, if any, will spend the first part of his life creating humans and later will burn them alive till eternity. That cannot be the purpose of God’s life? Nor to live a short life, sin, die, and then burn in hell till perpetuity is the meaning of our life. We are here to love and reproduce. Live a productive and responsible life, build civilized societies, and enjoy this awful, magnificent planet Earth and nature’s artistry.
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