Thursday, October 16, 2008

lingering spirit

The topic of the spirit-world comes up from time to time at our house.  It's a touchy subject, to be sure.  One reason might have something to do with my husband's rather terrifying past experience with spirits.  

Needless to say, the subject doesn't get brought up all that often.  One would hate to perturb those on the other side by talking about them in any ill fashion.  

But today, my eldest kiddo, who has a fascination with the paranormal, was watching an episode of Paranormal State.  After the show, the disturbed presence was asked to leave the house he'd been haunting, and a priest was brought in to pray and to, in a sense, cleanse the house.

So it got me thinking.  Many spiritual persons, be they Christian, Buddhist, or Native American medicine people, etcetera, practice similar cleansing rituals.  Similar in that they do practice them, though the details may differ somewhat.  Which "religion" is the most effective in helping one to crossover, as it were?

According to my husband, the event he witnessed required priests of a few different religions to get rid of a particularly nasty being.  So could it be that no one religion is the right one?  Perhaps, there is more than one way.

In any case, now I'm worried.  We all are going to die at some point, no doubt.  How best to avoid getting stuck someplace undesirable?  Is simply being a decent person good enough?

 

2 comments:

fargo chan said...

now, the frequent question is what's the reason we're here. was it of choice or fate. can we change it? who's in charge of creating and maintaining this tube that we "supposedly" living in. the actions we take, were they by our own control? if not, why were we even existed? where are we going next, and why? consequences? so many questions...often times, unanswered, or do we need or want an answer?

SD Chan said...

hmm...
maybe it is true that ignorance is bliss.
still, i don't see how anyone can claim to be more right about it all. what do any of us really know?