Metanoia:Religion and That’s About It

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Alright, we’re reaching the end of this book… finally aigh? I know that my end of year 12 English essay was around 500 words, and I thought that was epic writing. So I’m sorry if I’ve gone off on tangents and crapping on about shit. That’s the idea tho. So, I hope I got that across. I want this to be a bit of art, to explain science. The idea that I’m an artist is a joke tho. I don’t wanna be an artist. I just want to be me. Yet that seems like an artistic goal.

So I originally when I started this book, I wanted to kill religion with it. You know, like the fly squatter was invented to squat flies. Yet I realise now that that it’s self is just doing what religion has done to people’s ideas for hundreds of years. So I wanna keep it short, and hopefully it will take on a life of its own. Yet I can see now; that it is not worth fighting for. Because, their all just beliefs. Yet I’ll still give you an overview of my ideas.

So like racism, religion is in its own category. It is not born with, it is learnt. You see when I was born, I was dunked in water and stuff by the church; I heard stories of Jesus and Moses and stuff, with my imagination at that age, it provided much needed stories to develop morality. I used to believe in God; and I really wanted to be a preacher when I was really young. Yet at about the age of 10, I started figuring out it was all bullshit. I know god doesn’t like free thinkers, cos they disprove god. That just made me think about it more. Shortly after I started thinking about it, I was a militant atheist.

I was trying to make the other kids who were religious, not to be. I thought religion had caused so many issues. Yet it has, millions and millions of people have died in the name of religion; and I feel many more will. That makes me feel a tad sad, but it’s their resolve in believing so much. Something I could never do. And nobody should do it, no matter how much you believe in whatever. It just doesn’t make sense to me, and I know there’s no point in arguing with you about it. It’s like arguing with a child over the fact Santa or the tooth fairy don’t exist. Nothing will come; unless it comes from within.

As the 17th chapter of Luke says: the kingdom of God is within man. Everybody. Apparently, according to this book, that is just time. So God could be time, I’m not going with this theory. But it works too. So before I had figured out the meaning of life, I was fighting for consciousness for religious people. Even before I figured it out I was all for it. It all started from Bill-bo Hicks, and one of his comedy routines.

"Today, a young man […] realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."
-Bill Hicks

I thought that this one as a ripper, even before I found out: it’s true. Yet I thought it would get rid of that pesky god character. Yet, I didn’t have this theory to couple with it.

You see, the churches greed is what I don’t like. If the church actually did good shit, do you think they would have these temples shrouded by gold and stuff? No! they would be spending that money on the poor, sick and homeless! The worst thing is, that’s generally where they get the money to buy all that shit. It’s sickening to me anyways. They should be doing all their shit in a shitty little building or a park. Get with it, stop giving money to these goons: They don’t even pay taxes!!

People say churches are really pretty and they look good and yadda yadda. This is because there architecture is repeating patterns at different sizes. Also known as: fractals. You all know what a fractal is? If you havn’t I recommend you look them up in google. Then compare what you get to churches. Holy shit, it’s the same thing. If their buildings can evolve, why the heck can’t they?! Instead of holding secrets, we should all open up. Those who really love you will still love you, I promise. Just like mothers of murderers still love their child. There should be no need for secrets in the first place. After they are weaved, they are almost impossible to admit they are wrong. That’s not good for your soul.

Anyway so what I was going for was consciousness, all it required, is that you we’re aware that other people had their beliefs and that’s cool by you. That’s all. It would label you as not a religious nutter. You could be a conscious Cristian, and conscious Jew, a conscious Muslem, a conscious whatever your religion was. I think that it’s funny because I thought of this a few years before I stumbled upon the meaning of life.

Rather than doing it Richard Dawkins way which is beat believers with his logic; which will never-ever work. That’s exactly like them, don’t you understand? Instead I thought of a way we can dissolve it slowly with the evolution of time. Use time in our favour, you’ll see; with the right bit of evidence that someone will stumble upon it; and it will all work itself out. It’s got to come from within. Beating them just makes us look bad, just as bad as religion.

So where was I? Oh yeah, I made a YouTube video regarding this. By the way, in case you’re wondering, we’re going back to my life again. You know the point of this book? So it was around this time that I made a YouTube video explaining the meaning of life and all that junk. It’s still up there, a year and a half on; and it’s had around 300 watches, and 5 likes. Yeah I know that’s pretty good! Yet I don’t think I explained it as well as I have here in this book.

Then about 6 months went by, and I thought; I better write this book before my brain is no good and can’t even string a sentence together; like Ozzy Osborne. I’ve spent about a year writing this, and right now I feel weird. Because I know that my time now, is meeting up with your time now. Exactly now. That makes me feel a little weird knowing that, because you could be reading this in the future. I got no idea what your world will be like, but I hope it’s better. I hope we can learn from the mistakes of today; so we can make better mistakes tomorrow.

It’s funny how time goes by faster the older you get, but not really. Because you have nothing to reference it too, Like when your 1, it seems like ages till your two, but that’s because you have nothing to reference it too. Yet when you turn 28, it seems like it was only last month that your 27th birthday was, it’s because you have much more time to reference it too. That’s my other great idea; well Einstein’s idea, it’s the most logical answer to why that happens. Relativity bitches!

You know that you already knew that it was all just time well before this book don’t you? Think about it. Whenever you say ‘Have a good time’ or ‘his time will come’ or any of those sayings: doesn’t that tell you that you knew it already? It seems it was just lost. Rediscovering old information, and editing it to suit you. That’s all we all do anyway. And when you think about it; science without time, is no science at all. Deep time as geologists call it evolving the earth and land masses, kilometres/miles per hour, or even the stories you hear like James Bond; they all involve time, the sequence of events.

Also I need to do my bit on drugs. I don’t mean I’m just writing this one bit of the story on drugs. I’m always on drugs, even if it is only coffee. Matter of fact, I’m fairly certain, everything is a drug; it’s if it gets labelled a psychoactive substance, it gets banned. I don’t want legalisation. I want the people to control their own lives! Peacefully. But of course, if its legal or illegal: my response in legalise. After all, Nobel Prize genius Francis Crick was high on LSD when he discovered the secret of life: the double helix structure of DNA. It just takes you and gives you a different perspective.

"I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, ‘My God! I love everything.’ Yeah. Now, if that isn't a hazard to our country... how are we gonna keep building nuclear weapons, you know what I mean? What's gonna happen to the arms industry when we realize that we're all one?!"
-Bill Hicks

Alright I’m going to end this book now, it’s been fun. I hope you’ve had fun, and I hope you add my time to yours and take away something to think about, that’s all I want from you: a section of your time. So thanks for putting up with my rants and shit. Very nice of you. I’m going to finish with a paragraph I’m going to put together, and then a Charlie Chaplin quote from the movie The Great Dictator: which I think is important for everyone to understand. And remember guys; even the Queen shat her pants once upon a time.

I am an infinite consciousness having a human experience. I am you and you are me, and we are everything; and together we will sail the winds of time. We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. I am both a murderer, and a healer. I am Jesus and Mohammed, but also a militant atheist. I am time, just like theirs or yours; and to me time is god. After all, it’s all just the evolution of time.

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
-Albert Einstein