The Christian Version of The Story


A while back, I blogged about the Hindu version of the Story of Life and/or Human Existence.

Now, a Christian version.

But before proceeding, I highly recommend that you read the disclaimer first, then come back here if you are still drawn to read my divergent thoughts.

Adam and Eve in paradise. Disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit, aka sinned. Driven out of paradise because they sinned. Cannot go back to paradise unless they earn their ticket back by following the Ten Commandments, or by simply acknowledging that the Son of God became a human sacrifice to atone for their sins.

And then the story was taken literally.

It became a doctrine.

It became a dogma.

It became an absolutely true story.

God-fearing and upright people shall not dare question the story. Or else,  they will be thrown into hell where they shall burn forever and ever for not believing in a mere tale.

We are trapped in the story; awaiting for the Messiah to come back for the rescue.

To me, the Hindu version and the Christian version are not very different from each other, especially in their core emphasis on “sin” as being the reason why we are here on this wretched world of suffering, injustice, inequality and constant toil. The only difference between the two stories is that the Christian version got rid of the concept of Reincarnation.

Are there other ways of telling the Story of Human Existence? Yes, there are many, as many as there are religions and belief systems. As many as there are nations and cultures rich with their own stories. As many as we include even the versions of the extraterrestrials.

Among the numerous stories told, which story feels more resonant with you?


Reincarnation – Theory or Truth?

Is reincarnation real?

Is it the truth that we are souls moving from one physical body to another in a series of lifetimes until such time that we graduate and get liberated from being in the physical, at some point in time, usually in some imagined future time?

The story usually goes like this:

We came into the physical, entangled ourselves in matter, subsequently creating karma that we must untangle ourselves from in order to be freed from matter, so that we could go back to the heavenly abode we originally came from. In the course of our adventure or misadventure in the physical, we have created so much negative karma — we heavily entrenched ourselves in sin — so that it takes a very long time, perhaps thousands or millions of lifetimes, before we can earn our liberation, and admittance back to heaven.

Do the above story rings true to you?

It surely does make a lot of sense as it explains suffering, injustice, pain, inequality and all other human conditions and afflictions we see in our world.

The sages of the past used the concept of reincarnation to explain the Story of Life or the Nature of Existence to the masses. It is very much a valid way of storytelling as it makes a lot of sense to our one dimensional and linearly focused mind.

And then, the story was taken literally.

. . . it became a doctrine.

. . . it became a dogma.

. . . it became truth itself.

And then we got caught up in it. And we are still playing in it.

Are there other ways of telling the Story of Existence?

Yes, there are many, as many as there are religions and belief systems.

As we upgrade our energies, we must also upgrade our stories, and upgrade the way we tell our stories.

Otherwise, what is new under the sun?