Before We begin, I would like to make a few things clear: I am NOT Religious in any capacity. I am, however, spiritual. and “believe” in things like subtle energy and “souls”. Have you noticed how people are feeling in general lately? Because a growing number of people, teenagers especially, feel that the world is empty, meaningless. It has no life to it. And People feel dead inside. Which, in my opinion, is a result of Materialistic Thinking and Atheism. C.s Lewis Has this gem on the subject:
I’m been there although not quite like that. I just sat around being the most sarcastic thing. (yay for nihilism) . Sometimes I even contemplated suicide. It But I couldn’t for the life of me figure out a good way of doing it. (and there was no good cliffs to jump off.v
I’m hoping I can get you (if you feel empty, to find meaning) I still struggle with it at times.
Once people put passion and life into creating things. The “Divine Spark”, If you will. And Guess what? Machines make everything now. and you can sense it. It feels lifeless, dead. and it’s a pandemic. People Just don’t care. and they don’t care that they don’t care. That’s a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it. But honestly, It worries me greatly. Because people feel the world is so dead, they resort to drugs, Cutting into their arms, Drinking and all the rest of it. But now I sound terribly unoriginal. But you know what? that doesn’t make it any less true. I want to talk about god some more. Because it’s not about the bible, or Jesus, or some guy in the clouds. It’s about meaning. And whether or not we actually matter. As Friedrich Nietzsche said in one of his writings: (seriously, read it, it’s really good!)
The Parable of the Madman
The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances. “Where has God gone?” he cried. “I shall tell you. We have killed him – you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space?
Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God’s decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?
You know, before now, I’d never read that before. Without God, what is left? Where can we find meaning for our existence? It’s chilling, isn’t it? Some celebrate such a thing. Finally, now we can all not be guilty about everything, and reason will not be suppressed as Heresy and blasphemy. Well, that’s all and good, but it’s gotten out of hand. or rather, out of balance. Quite Badly. The Egyptians, for example, had a field in which science and religion were one. But people forget that our anscestors were not stupid. To be honest, civilsaton creates dependancy. Navigating by the stars is a lot harder than using a GPS.
I suppose Christians discuss this as well. Now, I must it clear that I think It’s a good thing that Christianity started dying out on some level. its good that people started thinking. The trouble is, it has gone too far. Now people consider emotions just a bio-chemical state to manipulate. and you are just neurons in the brain, isolated And you live on this big rock, a tiny speck of sand in a vast ocean of nothingness.
Or that’s what you were told. I may have said this before, but in my teenage years, I was desperately searching for meaning. But I actually found it! That’s the funny thing. Those who seek shall find. it is literally a promise from the divine, apparently.
Now, Let’s Talk about something very “Dumb”, shall we? Stuff like getting up early to watch the sun rise.
Beautiful, right? next question. How many reasons are you coming up with for why your sunset would suck, or it doesn’t matter? Or maybe why you can’t go and see one? You’d sleep in Sleep too late, or that you’re not disciplined enough?
And If I’m getting under your skin, Good! Why does it matter? It just sits there being.a big ball of Hydrogen, right? Well, that’s just one theory of many. in a few years a new one might take its place. So let it all go! If you want to smile at something that is supposedly valueless or meaningless, just it happen!
Sometimes it does us good to do nothing, just sitting in the grass, listening to the tree whisper to one another on the wind? If you feel empty, go to a quiet place. Filled with Vibrant Hues, Green, Blue, Brown, Yellow, and all the rest. take a break
From world of grey and black we always live in. even if it’s just a park. Because, I promise you, that you will feel better. although probably not at first.
You know, for some strange reason, I’m content to just sit and stare at the scenery sometimes. But that sounds dumb, doesn’t it? well, maybe it is. But sometimes we need to be dumb. Our intellect is only one side of the coin. But I guess that isn’t the only reason we(as a culture) feel that way. I suppose it is also the consumerist culture that doesn’t value much of anything. Just moving Currency. Who decides what has value and what doesn’t?