Not Taxes

Posted: June 18, 2014 in Life, Politics, Religion, Society
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I don’t feel like talking about taxes. So I’ll talk about death. No. I’m not feeling morbid. I’m just raising an issue that few wish to think about.

I get that people want to live for as long as they can. Why not? Life, for the most part, is worth living. But is it worth living at all costs? For me, the answer is no.

I will not harm another human being to survive. Last seat on the lifeboat is going to a kid. Period. And I think most people feel the same way.

The flip side to all this humanity is confusing to me. Why do many believers in God spend obscene amounts of money on home security? By this I mean, security systems, bunkers and military grade weapons?

If you believe in God, you know He decides when it’s your time to go. He is the alpha and the omega. The beginning and the end. The final judge. So why try to hedge your bets?

Don’t get me wrong. If you have a disease that can possibly be cured through treatment, do the treatment until the treatment is pointless and worse than the disease.

Maybe some people are afraid of being judged harshly – i.e. fairly. Perhaps that’s why they fear death. I think many fear the unknown. Most people hate surprises and death can be a doozy.

Let me be clear. I do not advocate suicide or any form of self harm. I advocate life with all its twists and turns. You don’t have to be Julie Andrews spinning on top of a mountain. And you don’t have to be sickly curmudgeon badmouthing the happy people of the world.

Pay attention to the silly, weird, colorful and savory. Do a little of that everyday and you are living. If you worry about going to hell, change for the better. Redeem yourself and be proud of your redemption.

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