I love to get straight-talking churchless email. Here's a message that recently zoomed in from cyberspace. Thanks, Nancy, for letting me share it.
Came across your website "Church Of The Churchless" and I give it 2 thumbs up! Yes, religion is all man-made bullshit trying to give meaning and purpose to human existence.
I have delved into Hinduism and meditation and honestly, Hindus are way offtrack with such nonsense as reincarnation. No person comes back as another human to work out past karmas nor are they sent to planet earth to suffer in the next life. This I know from my own experience of searching for the atman or soul which is not present.
It's all freakin' fiction!
Hey, I recall a friend of mine, who practices the same yoga meditation technique, blurting out that he perceived only a thin layer of personality and no atman. He was a bit frantic and said if there's no atman than the whole concept of reincarnation is false.
Yep,I said, no atman, no reincarnation.
Like the name of that soap opera, "You've got one life to live, baby, and that's that!" So, I guess this is what is termed enlightenment, when one sees the real nature of how things are.
Isn't it funny how people cannot accept the fact that when you die that's it, there is no heaven, hell, reincarnation or afterlife to go to.
The body just left to decay would serve a purpose as food for wild animals or vultures, the rest would eventually disintegrate over time. It always baffled me why so many people waste money on a corpse and pay outrageous fees for embalming, and burying a dead body.
The cheaper alternative is cremation, yet they try to sell you an elaborate, expensive urn when an empty coffee can will do just fine!
They can put me in a coffee can when the time comes!