Rubbing the tarnish off the silver lining

The religious needs of society shift on a regular basis.

In times past, religions have offered a silver lining to the rigors and rumpuses of human experience. They’ve offered heaven.

Religions also twist this “heaven” and threaten a hell, if traditions and creeds go unheeded.

But, in general, religion depicts this heaven as enchanting, serene, and pleasing. Happiness and contentment exude the atmosphere.

Can we really believe this?

Reality is reality. No one knows what happens after death. Christ Jesus was purported to have said the kingdom of heaven is within, not over there or beyond here.

The glorious Utopia of heaven as hyped by religion doesn’t meet the needs of society today. Moreover, these false promises undermine the origin of truthful promises. They lead human beings to disillusionment to the point of many disappointments.

In the 21st century, the idea that happiness and contentment can be found within our own consciousness now, rubs the tarnish off the silver lining.

From 21st Century Science and Health, Heaven. Harmony; the rule of one Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; happiness; the atmosphere of Soul.”


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3 thoughts on “Rubbing the tarnish off the silver lining

  1. alanwheeler September 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm Reply

    Found your site by searching for blogs related to belief. I have been an atheist most of my life but recently decided that the worst thing about being atheist is you have no hope for an after life. I therefore created my own 1 man religion based around accepting current scientific knowledge and filling in the gaps with a religious explanation. It works well and the logic is holding up well against both atheists and religious people. I’d love you to visit my blog and tell me what you think.

    • Cheryl Petersen September 13, 2013 at 7:40 am Reply

      Interesting website you have, Alan, It’s good to see how you are thinking things through and not just accepting what you are told. I enjoy reflecting on spiritual history, rather than physical history. Then I see and feel what has always been, life and truth. It helps shine a better light on God, because like you, I can’t accept the common notion of a god that is supernatural or random. I think there is a science behind God.

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