There is no God, no Heaven, and no Hell; The story of a 19 year old boy
September 29, 2007 11:40am CST
Let me start off by saying, I hardly ever post here. I don't see it as a viable way of making money, and I struggle to contribute on here, even though I think this place is full of interesting debate and discussion. However, there is no one I know, who I would want to talk to about this, so I'd put it up on here, as a sort of way for me to get some closure on the incident. I work part-time as a doorman (bouncer.door supervisor) for a university student's night club, and bars. This week, is the first week that first years are moving in, and is known as "Fresher's" week. During this week, a host of parties is thrown for them, one of the largest being, "Fresher's Mania." This particular event took place last night. I was working a long shift. Just in front of where I was standing, a crowd of girls surrounded a young 19 year old guy who sat down on one of the sofas. One of the girls rushed up to me, telling me he was in incredible pain, and they didn't know why. His girl friend explained he had terminal cancer, and she thought he was dying. I rushed over. The fear in his face. His eyes never blinked, they were wide with pain. he cluctched at his legs. Tears streamed down his face. As I carried him to a safer area, his nails dug into my shoulders, and as he lent on my head, his tears rolled down my hair and face. Our first aiders, made him comfortable and held his hands. The girl friend and friends began crying. He was in and out of conciousness with the pain. The paramedics got there eventually and took him away. This young man, gripped by fear, and pain, died in hospital, in the first week of his university life, away from home, and his family, who probably love him dearly. This guy's friends loved him very much. Kids die in war zones daily. Men, women and children die of starvation in their thousands and millions. The human race is divided. Each nation, covertly trying to out-wit or defeat other nations, all trying to dominate internationally in their own way. That girl friend of that boy was also a fresher in uni, and will have to live with the memory of this for the rest of her life. Myself and many others will as well, to lesser degrees. Evil prevails, its part of human nature, good people die, or suffer. Its an incredible injustice. I don't care who you think is your god, I strongly believe, heaven, and god, is simply an ideal we humans created to comfort ourselves, and tell ourselves that when we die, there is life beyond this one. But I can't conform to that belief. No science backs up such beleifs, and such beleif systems have shifted so radically through out the past, how can any single one be true? They can't. No one knows what we face beyond this life. Not even me. I am pretty certain though, nothing lies beyond what happens in this life. Untill some one steps up and shows me evidence of something more than this life, I refuse to subscribe to the theory. Religion is a nice idea, but in this world, I cannot see it being an accurate one. Please believe me, I am a first aider, and have dealt with many first aid incidents. And people have died on me before. But usually fairly peacefully, and after a long life. But this incident last night, put alot into perspective for me, along with other things. I mean no offence by this post, i desperately would like to believe in religion, and the ideas of gods, and heavens. But I just can't.I wanted to share opinions on this, and get some feedback. A secret part of me hopes, that some one out there will inspire me, and further convince me that I am wrong, and there lies something beyond this life. I am doubtful though. My message to you all, is to cherish your life, and the ones you love. Respect and help everyone who needs your help, and you can reasonably be there for. There is too much hate in the world, and we do not have to be religious to show respect, love and compassion for each other. We are all the same people, with the same conditions, and we all live on this same earth. I can't stand the suffering alot of us simply stand by and watch. Be good to each other, and love your life. Cherish it. If you are having a hard time, look for that some one who will get you out of it. They will be there, some where, i promise you, just keep looking. Sorry for rambling, and thanks for listening.
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30 Sep 07
Some can accept the truth while others try to hide behind it. Many people use religion as their secruity blanket. They use heaven and the after life as a way of hope. There are some that actually believe the stuff in their religion is a fact and not ficition. One person can agrue and say they can't prove what their religion say is true while the other person say you can't prove that it is false. It seems some can handle the truth better than others. Some people would rather know the truth than hear what they want. It is all about perception. The question is not if god is real. The question is what is god? Is god a metaphor, a figment of one's imagination, a literal being, a being who is superiror or a being who is inferior? The question is Which would make sense? For a superior being to create an inferior being or for an inferior being to create a superior being? What would each one gain for creating?
30 Sep 07
Hi AMac, what a great communicator are you! I've been dumbstruck for a while b4 I recover to post a reply.. This is the reasonwhy you shud keep postin more.. your post made me curious to check out ur profile and know a bit more abt u.. Well, I almost share the same view and understand what men (or say humanbeings) are all about.. Same emotions, same feelings nothin' unduly crazy or different, whateve be our faiths, nationalities, regions and so on.. Moreover, I don't & can't convince you nor educate you that there is God or Heaven.. Its upto the individuals.. what ofcourse is true is that there is God in humanity.. if you associate the term God with good things in life.. Service to man is service to god.. Help everyone and never ever harm.. if you can't help people then stay away but don't do any harm whatsoever, that itself is a help in itself.. I fully appreciate your message my friend (love all), but I can't take away the pain & anguish you had.. but then life goes on.. isn't it.. Just move along.. Best of luck Mike
30 Sep 07
hi AMac07 what a strong thought ^^ i think i used to have the same thought as yours long time ago to have the same thought as yours, i have to think as a realist your opinion might be right those things such heaven, hell, etc could be just people's imagination; religion is just something confusing, etc but deep in my heart, i need those to make my soul warmed i need something to be relied spiritually i choose to be involved in the circle and i choose to believe there is someone who is bigger and stronger than i am, and have someplace for me later ^^ it's all fine whether people choose to reject the belief i put the same respect to people who deny His existence it's their believes, their life too as long as each other don't push the beliefs, we can live side by side peacefully thanks a lot ^^ sorry for my bad grammar LOL
30 Sep 07
take this from me im 17 going on 18 for everyone's action in life how big or how small it is still helping people in life like for me i see good things when i go to stores but thats the lowest places you can work in basicly even garbage people they make a difference to us on taking it what happens if we had to drive our selves and we had no car so just remeber what goes around comes around so for every good deed you did it will catch up to you and for every bad deed you did it will catch up to you i always belived in god but then again some days i dont but then i gotta remeber life is life you live it once so do what you wanna do in life and never give up on your dreams like for me i wanna become a pro gamer i lost in wsvg in toronto lost the upper bracket and the lower bracket with out any wins now i wanna make a game server biz but i cant without money and im shy to work in stores or anything i have to talk with strangers thank you for writing about your life and thank you for reading mine