The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


You’re Saying When We Die We Go to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory?

So… you’re saying that if I dug up your body I’d find it without a brain. Now what about a thousand other religions, where their God does everything a completely different way?

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Right. The difference is that you worship the one true God. Weirdly, that’s what they say about their religions.

Now somehow God must upload your brain, right? Oh, your spirit you say. So just tell me one thing. Is your spirit photons or electrons? How does it physically manifest?

If you go to heaven, are you allowed to eat? Because I know your stomach is sewed up inside you from the autopsy. I was there. Plus, if your stomach is spirit, what if God got mixed up and gave you the wrong stomach spirit?

Isn’t eternal life getting boring for people that have been stuck in heaven for thousands of years, or are you allowed to visit the heavens of other religions, just to talk theology with their angels and break the boredom?

Is hell actually more entertaining? Are the people there also spirit beings? Are they allowed to eat? Do any of you breathe up or down there — because ‘spirit’ is the Latin or Greek word for ‘breathe.’

I’m an atheist. I think you all are a bunch of spoiled children who are scared of dying, but that’s unfair of me.

You’re probably just as stupid as you sound.

Chaos Monster and Sun God, Ancient Mesopotamian religion . . . By editor Austen Henry Layard , drawing by L. Gruner — 'Monuments of Nineveh, Second Series' plate 5, London, J. Murray, 1853, Public Domain,

(That’s more down-to-earth.)
Thanks for reading.
… Fred



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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich


Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages.