Believing that everything is God, every galaxy, every star, every bit of space debris, every planet, every moon, every plant, animal, fish, reptile and bird, every speck of dust, every virus and bacteria, assures us that we have always existed and always will.
Because we ARE God, we cannot be created or destroyed. Of course, these bodies can be created and destroyed, but that part of us that KNOWS who we are – that’s God – and it cannot be destroyed. When these bodies of ours peter out, we rejoin the whole of God where we become privy to all the knowledge of all things that have existed, do exist or will exist. There’s no need to jump through moral hoops while in this existence. There’s NO CHANCE that God will send Himself to Hell. Indeed, as already discussed below, God REQUIRES that we all be evil sometimes and some of us to be evil most of the time in order to completely appreciate every possible emotion and experience that humans can have.
Most of us display more “good” than “evil” in our daily lives. As we each privately know, what we display for public consumption can differ greatly from what we actually think or even do when no one is looking. And there are plenty of times when we think we are doing good, but ultimately ascerbate the situation, thus becoming “bad” or “evil” in the eyes of the person judging. It can become impossible to know what the right or good thing to do or say is.
Good makes life more comfortable and presumably longer. Bad makes life uncomfortable and possibly shorter. The length of time we are “alive” is inconsequential. The fact that life occurred satisfies God. The experiences of that life enriches God’s tactile experience (and thereby all of us) regardless of how brief, inconsequential or miserable that life might be. God (we) needs to experience everything, both good and bad.
So, if we do not have to be “good” to get to “heaven”, if even the most evil among us are still part of God, are crucial to God’s mission and return to the Whole just like everyone else, then how are we to conduct ourselves? If every despicable person gets to heaven, why bother being “nice”?
We are beings of comfort. The first thing we search for when abandoned is shelter. Shelter is more comfortable than battling the elements. The next thing we want is food. A full belly is more comfortable than a starving stomach. Then we want security. A lock on the door is more comfortable than no door at all. It is better to be comfortable than not.
Therefore, while we wait to rejoin the Whole after body death, it is more comfortable to make ourselves and each other more comfortable than it is to cause discomfort. It’s not hard to do and there aren’t but a handful of suggestions on how to do it:
- Treat every person with dignity. God put them here. They have inherent worth.
- Utilize justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Accept one another and encourage spiritual growth.
- Search for truth and meaning;
- Let your conscience be your guide. Use of the democratic process within groups and in society at large;
- Promote peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect the interdependent web of all existence (God) of which we are a part.