|Author: Brian Joseph Johns|
The afterlife is another allegory for a point when a person is considered "dead" to the members of such faiths. Of course such a person who is considered dead in this fashion must find their way to adhering to the religion's rules and accept the chosen savior of said religion in order to be absolved of their sins according to the rules of that religion. Hell is what happens to you if you don't adhere and accept the rules of a savior. This is the way many religions apply their beliefs within the context of a human lifetime. Most similar beliefs operate in conjunct with one another to achieve their goals via an organized system of colours much like some criminal gangs operate in the same way.
In religions that have a concept of a "Satan" or "Lucifer", the same idea applies. A collective of people elevate one person to the role of this "Lucifer" or "Satan" figurehead. That person runs the show amongst those who've been cast into this allegorical version of "Hell". All of this happens long before anyone unfortunate enough to get caught up in it physically dies. Death in terms of many religions has come to mean a metaphor representing the time when a person is considered dead by those of society who believe said religion. This by the way is happening right now all over North America. Unfortunately it misrepresents those involved in any religion or belief system for the good of humanity by feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and caring for the unhealthy all while absent of religious dogma or pragmatism of any kind while a believer or an atheist.
We all have the right to choose our beliefs or not to believe a religion at all as well as the freedom of association. I live in Canada and those rights are (supposed to be) protected by the Charter Of Rights And Freedoms and the Human Rights Act. In the United States that would be similar to the Bill Of Rights I'd imagine. After all, we are supposed to be a secular society, separating Church and State.
Keep in mind that when most people are brought down for their sins by such beliefs and often zeal that they are allotted a "substitute" who will often end up taking most if not all of the punishment for the one being brought down by such an ideology, which some believe to be a Christ-like sacrifice or the Lamb of Abraham taken from the Biblical story of when Abraham was asked by God to slaughter his son Isaac, as a test of faith. Just before Abraham executed his son, God switched Isaac with a sacrificial lamb, hence "substitution". That's actually what is meant by the term: Lamb for the slaughter.
Many such religions also believe heavily in the idiom: As above, so above and as above, so below. This saying is also echoed in the Kybalion as well and represents the link between those on the top and the bottom of society, social classes and the Caste (where it applies). So for every one who falls by the zeal of the crowd or a religious belief (often gone too far), there's a substitute who takes the brunt of the punishment in place of that person.
This is very similar to the concept of entanglement in Quantum Physics, where the effects applied to one atomic particle affect another particle sympathetically to which it is entangled. Christ in this sense is considered by many religions and believers to be the ultimate substitute or dupe (depending upon with whom you speak). Worse yet is the fact that there are enough people who recognize this going on in society that have learned to capitalize upon it by pretending to the "substitute" for people they have not actually been substituted in terms of receiving their "social punishment" in lieu. Consider substitution to be a form of identity swapping, a topic I've covered before.
That creates a system of social debt that is often used to steal the accomplishments and efforts of the one who was supposedly having their "social punishments" substituted.
Much of this is related to some people capitalizing upon the Gnostic concept of reconciliation, which is sort of a world wide form of auditing and balancing of the books in terms of who was wronged and deserves compensation. That is most of what is going on today that most people refer to as social justice and with it came a lot of far worse unseen side effects.
Oddly enough and in the vein of this topic, Adolph Hitler considered himself a Gnostic.
Brian Joseph Johns
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