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Waiting For Eternity

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The older ya get, the more it seems ya start thinking about eternity. It is, after all, just around the corner.  Closer than it ever was. That should be a good thing: time without end.  Bummer is, in order to start enjoying all that eternal time, ya gotta die first.  Making the whole notion of time without end a little crazy, cause if you’re dead, time has already ended…at least for you.

Eternity is supposed to be a good thing; never ending bliss. But if life on the ‘other side’ is so damn good, how come folks aren’t lining up to get there and start enjoying it right now.  That way you could avoid taking it in the shorts once again because a bunch of Republicans are trying to take away all your hard-earned benefits so their rich buddies can get a bigger tax break.

The whole “after-life” thing sounds like an empty promise to me.  But some versions seem appealing like having thirty shapely nymphomaniac wives, who wait on ya hand and foot, and bring ya all the weed you can smoke.  Maybe I need to change faiths. [The wife’s vision of the afterlife is to have thirty impotent husbands, all of whom are workaholics, and bring home six figure incomes; Christianity is still workin’ for her].

Well, this is getting pretty close to outright blasphemy.  I can already feel the flames of Hell licking up and singeing the hairs on my ass.  Although the upside of the whole eternity thing may be subject to debate.  I think everyone can agree that the downside is totally unacceptable.  I’d rather forever be looking at the face of Jesus, than being placed face down in a pile of hot shit forever and ever, world without end  Amen.  It might be smart to hedge your bets when it comes to eternity, it could turn out to be a long time.

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Comments on: "Waiting For Eternity" (18)

  1. “Eternity is supposed to be a good thing; never ending bliss. But if life on the ‘other side’ is so damn good, how come folks aren’t lining up to get there and start enjoying it right now.”

    Fear of the unknown I suspect, even from some of the holy rollers. I’m a bit skeptical myself but I have some hope that there might be something beyond this world. A good read for you on this might be “Proof of Heaven” by Eban Alexander, a neurosurgeon and an affirmed atheist who changed his views on the afterlife after having a near death experience himself.

    I got interested in this phenomena back in the 70’s when I read Raymond Moody’s “Life After Life”

  2. Forgot who said this….”Ignorance brings death; knowledge brings immortality”

  3. I agree about hedging your bets. The way I see it, if there is Heaven, and therefore a God, it’s better to believe and end up there, than the alternative. And, hey, if not, you have nothing to lose.

  4. no you can’t play both sides. Pretending won’t improve a thing. Sincerity is the key. Be sincere even in your unbelief. Don’t worry about it. Good life, good death.

  5. I’m going for the nirvana route! And I’m not talking about the band.

  6. I know I shouldn’t laugh but … “That way you could avoid taking it in the shorts once again because a bunch of Republicans are trying ….”

    Very funny post. Wonderful drawing.

  7. Could turn out to be a VERY long time:)

  8. I prefer to be hopeful…and you’re right, some of us will know sooner than later. The calendar keeps reminding me of that! 😦

  9. Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
    The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
    The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
    They play it once again, they play it all night long.

    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
    Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

    There is a party, everyone is there.
    Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
    Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
    could be so exciting, and so much fun.

    source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/t/talkingheadslyrics/heavenlyrics.html

    • I was just listening to this album (on vinyl) this past weekend. Heaven IS a place where nothing ever happens indeed.

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  10. “might be smart to hedge your bets when it comes to eternity,” You mean they gotz poker and slots and horses up there? Oh blessed Jesus, count me in. Raise ya $10.

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