Are people like computers? Part two;
Are people like computers? Part one;
This is a continuation of part one above;
After writing the above article I got to thinking of expanding the article people are like computers analogy and here is the result.
When a computer becomes obsolete, or outdated, we usually scrap it, or maybe upgrade it.
In most cases though we scrap it. The casing is getting a bit tacky, with the odd scratch or dent. It is starting to be a bit slow, compared with newer computers. Indeed it may not be even able to run newer programmes.
Yes just like older people, who become a bit decrepit, slow and unable to adapt to change. So scrap them (it)
But what happens to all these computers (older people) when they get scrapped (die)?
In the case of computers, they contain valuable metals that are worth recycling. That is fair enough, but older people? Up to a point if in reasonable condition they could be used for organ transplants. Then like the remnants of the computer scrapped, incinerated, dumped in landfill (cemeteries)
But what about files (memories) left behind within the computer (older person)?
In the case of the computer we can transfer these files to a new computer, or erase them from the hard-drive (if we are sensible) But an older person? Relatives, or close friends might remember him/her. Or they may be remembered by what they have done in life? By what they have achieved in life? Or by whose lives they touched when they were alive, be it for good, or bad?
Again we may be more like computers then we think, all the important stuff on a computer we back up and save on a portable hard drive or simply a flash drive memory stick.
Man has a soul, what if that is the equivalent of a memory stick; all the important events (good, bad and indifferent) are stored there. When we die our soul leaves our body and goes back to the Universal Mainframe (God, Creator or by whatever name you want to give him) were we are plugged in and downloaded.
Together with our Creator we look back on our life spent living on earth. On reviewing our lives we are asked three questions?
1] Did we make the best of the opportunities given to us during our life spent living on earth? It does not matter if you were born to a rich or poor family, or ethnicity, or a developed country, or indeed a developing country. It does not matter we are all asked the same question.
2] On our journey through life did we use our opportunities to help our fellow man? Or did a fellow man help us? Did we repay that help by helping someone else?
3] Now the real killer of a question, did we hinder, or hurt some other person knowingly? Did we prevent that person from reaching his full potential? Not to forget the biggest crime of all did we take a life?
After reviewing your past, a decision is made. Are we allowed past the fire wall and allowed to access the Universal Mainframe? Or are we sent to the other place?
What is the other place? Most religions talk of hell fire and eternal damnation for unbelievers?
But what if it is simpler then that. What if we are returned to a fresh body, in a new location on earth (rebirth or recycled) and allowed to start over again. We are living in Hell already, but we do not know it?
After all mankind as the ability to take a peaceful pleasant place and turn it into a hellhole. Or indeed turn a hellhole into a peaceful pleasant place.
I believe our Creator gives us clues. Quite a few religions talk about reincarnation? How many times have you been to a place and seem to recognise it even though you have never been there before? Religions also talk of a merciful God who understands our weaknesses? Will a merciful God punish us for all eternity, or will after showing us the error of our ways, allow us to have a fresh start?
On the question of reviewing ones life after we die, the Romans and Greeks had a God called Janus.
He was the God of new beginnings also he was believed to be the keeper of the doors to the New Year. He is represented as a two faced God. In my younger day I always thought it was the plebeians making fun of the Roman Senate as being two-faced. (Politicians or the great and good of their day)?
But on reflection he his often depicted with the face of a fresh faced youth looking forward to life and all the challenges and opportunities before him. While the other face is that of a bearded old man looking back at all the things that he has done, and possibly thinking of all the mistakes that he as made?
Who really knows, but in due course we shall all find out the truth when our creator is ready for us.