PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Rammsteen
 
Comments: 69
Article views: 1503
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Rammsteen's badges.
 

Religion: You’re doing it wrong…

03 August 2012, 08:29

I was baptised in the Dutch reformed church and got dragged there Sunday after Sunday to test my ability to keep still and awake, while a dude with a big black cloak on a pulpit ranted and raved about sin and how bad we all are. Then (thankfully) we had to get up periodically to sing out of a book. Usually the men were way off tune and the women tried to outdo each other – anyway, it always sounded very serious and doomsdayish in my virgin ears.

When I started making my own choices, I ventured into the abyss (according to Protestants) of the anti-Christ: Catholicism. I did my cathecesim, confession, confirmation, and first Holy Communion, and for the first time I felt part of it all. I mean, it still is the biggest Christian religion. Now I could go get myself a Latino!

I guess when I was old enough I stopped believing in fairy tales. The children’s bible imprinted very vivid images in my head - I still sometimes have this vision in my head of a bearded old white man on a cloud and a red devil with a fork. Weird, the movies are still portrayed as my first bible.

Nothing in my time on earth, spiritually, has made more sense than what I believe to be a sensible solution to the question of an afterlife. I have not done research on this and it is possibly a conglomeration of various eastern and western beliefs. Those in the know may correct me.

The belief is that we all start at a certain zodiac sun sign with life 1. When we die, our souls come back into a new body to complete the lessons what the next sign has to offer. So we carry on until all 12 signs have been completed, after which, we come back and re-do those signs we have messed up during that life – if need be. In other words, those who do not learn enough or missed the spiritual lesson during the present life, will certainly come back to take that whole life again, only the vessel differs. Once our souls are extremely wise, unselfish, tolerant, possess courage, are at peace etc. we get taken up into the spiritual being of collective souls called God.

Questions beg to be asked: where is hell, how did it start and when or how will it end? Well, I guess hell is right here – if you don’t want your soul to learn, you will stay in an endless circle trying to catch your tail. I haven’t even a theory on how it all started – neither does anybody else – big bang maybe? When will it all end? Maybe it has already ended. Heaven may be saturated and we are left chasing our tails, or those of others (!).

When the human inherently wishes to only do good and be good, that will be the pinnacle of the soul search. When we commit “sin” or go against the grain of goodness, we know it and feel bad for it, because it is human nature to strive for good.

While I am unsure where it all started, the zodiac starts with Aries. Seeing that I am only at Gemini now – I probably have either 10 signs to work through or didn’t do this one quite the way it should have been done the first time. Anyway, I still have some tail to chase…

Rammsteen

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
69 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
CandK
The pearls of an Atheist Easter

I have an extended family that are Christian, and we are not talking the love they neighbour, forgive your mates and do the right thing, of the good old bishop Tutu kind. Read more...

30 comments 298 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
The colour of corruption

The word "corruption" is without doubt the most (ab)used and politicised word in South Africa.  Read more...

10 comments 159 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
Who is watching the watchdog?

The late chief justice Pius Langa once averred: “I think judges should have a thick skin. We work in public, we give our judgments in public, and we give reasons for those judgments." Read more...

1 comments 66 views
Submitted by
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
A Civilized Society

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Those words carry value and meaning only if "civilized" is understood as being good, happy and beneficial to all citizens. Read more...

7 comments 506 views
Submitted by
Rodney Bevan
SA under Zuma

Jacob Zuma, along with a handful of cronies has single handedly almost destroyed the country, its people and its economy. Read more...

37 comments 2800 views
Submitted by
The Fox 5366
Illegal Miners: Voiceless Prostit...

There's been a lot said about legalising prostitution so that prostitutes can be protected, receive healthcare and not be victimised. Read more...

11 comments 645 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.