Every now and then, I talk to people - family or friends or just meeting new people - and the issue of the afterlife and religion comes up.
I am the only person in my area that I know of who shares the beliefs of the people of this forum. It seems that most people I know don't believe in the afterlife, and that once we die, that's it. You're gone for good.
But these people also seem to qualify that belief with an addition to it - that if God exists, He's got a lot of explaining to do, or that He is a sicko (and yes, I am calling God a "He" as these people refer to Him as such).
So why does God owe us this explanation? Because he created this whole damn mess - a wretched world where selfishness and greed is the norm, and where, unfortunately, cats are free to roam the streets with impudence and no shame.
But I never heard any of these people ever mention that we came here to experience imperfection, negativity, etc, and that this place is a creation of Mind.
I'm just wondering if any of you hear the same kind of thing from others about how God must be a psycho and how he owes us an explanation as this is "all His fault." I know I get tired of hearing it sometimes, and try to deliver the message of love and forgiveness, but most of the time it falls on deaf ears.