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Yes they do indeed


Author: Imadjinn
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A perfectly valid point put forth by David Wong on his website


Yes they do indeed



By the time you read this, I may already be dead.

I say that in the sense that statistically any of us could be dead by the time you read this. Though if you are reading it you are yourself not dead, obviously, but you could be dead by the time the next person reads it. We're all floating above the black, snarling pit of death on soap bubbles.

I live in a world where nobody believes in ghosts but everybody believes in the soul. Go to a funeral and it's perfectly acceptable--even expected--to say something like, "I know your father is in a better place, looking down on us." But if you say, "I see your father standing there in the corner, and you should know the separation from his physical body has already driven him insane," then they ask you to leave.

Why believe one statement and not the other? They're both equally strange. What is the soul but a ghost that happens to be possessing a pile of spoiling meat, walking the earth until the meat rots around it and the ghost escapes? Probably 90% of the earth believes that.

Look your best friend in the eye, what are you seeing? According to all of the major religions, it's a ghost. A spirit, peering out at you from two round, squishy orbs. When your friend says hello, that's a spirit, animating a flapping, wet slab of meat to speak to you from the beyond.

Either that is true or it is not. I can't make you believe one thing or another. But if you do believe in souls, and gods and devils, then you have to accept another thing: when you look at them, they look back. A priest once told me that reading about Satan isn't like reading about rocks or plants. If he's real, and can do everything they say, then he knows he's being read about. He peers back at you through the pages.




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  Wow.

Yea...

Wow just about sums it all up.

Thanks for posting this here, sharing it with other folks.
The end really wraps it up for me.

And to think, if those omniscient are truly observing us observe them...

Can they hear us in our thoughts? Our dreams? Do they know us better than we know ourselves...

To think if we are in a world where spirits are packed so tightly that at any given moment you could be rubbing noses with one... It's unnerving.

The invisible side of our world knows more about us than we do of it. And we have no defense, no walls we can erect to keep our most sacred privacy... private.

And they must know we feel this way. Maybe hauntings, spiritual phenomena, the holy spirit touching us... Maybe these are those spirits reaching out to say: "HA! We've got you!"

Miracles a simple cry of forgiveness as we are observed, maybe even unwillingly, by those beyond...

Chilling, and profound.
| Posted on 2008-09-24 00:00:00 | by Sheakhan | [ Reply to This ]


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