Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there is no God. Please don’t argue or try to convince me there is. That's not the point. I realize for most people on earth, they believe there is a supernatural entity of some kind, watching over us.
The truth is, we have no evidence to support these beliefs. Because you were programmed to believe something when you were a child doesn’t mean it’s true. The fact that you read a holy book you believe to be the word of God doesn’t mean it’s true. Even the fact that there are billions of people who believe their particular holy book is the word of God doesn’t make it true. (And makes it even more likely not to be.)
It's safe to say that if most people applied the same level of rational thought, logic, and skepticism to their religious beliefs as they employ when watching an infomercial on television - their religious beliefs would never pass the test. But religious memes are highly-charged emotionally, so most people simply are incapable of doing any serious critical analysis of them. But for the sake of this discussion, please try...
Simply imagine for a moment there is no God. No omniscient, omnipresent, entity watching over us. It’s just us.
Imagine there is no God protecting that young boy recently diagnosed with Leukemia. No God looking out for that young girl being sold into slavery. No entity protecting that animal being abused right now. No supernatural power protecting that homeless lady you see pushing a shopping cart with all her worldly possessions. No God protecting us from terrorism. No otherworldly power for the addict facing down their addiction, to pray to...
Imagine there is no God favoring one team in the final moments of a sporting event, or supporting one side in a holy way, or looking over anyone in a time of great catastrophe. Imagine if it was just us.
Imagine if we couldn’t say, “It’s God’s will,” or ”God works in mysterious ways,” to explain horrific things. What if we couldn't console ourselves with statements like, "there's another angel in heaven" any longer? What if you knew that there was no God looking over the homeless people and the abused, the downtrodden and the addicted, the helpless and those without hope? What if the only entity that could help them…was us?
Randy Gage is the author of nine international bestsellers on success, including, Prosperity Mind. He’s currently on sabbatical, writing his next book, but posts occasionally here. If you find these postcards helpful, please share them.