“For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave. For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart: Which being extinguished, our body shall be turned into ashes, and our spirit shall vanish as the soft air, And our name shall be forgotten in time, and no man shall have our works in remembrance, and our life shall pass away as the trace of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as a mist, that is driven away with the beams of the sun, and overcome with the heat thereof. … Come on therefore, let us enjoy the good things that are present: and let us speedily use the creatures like as in youth. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine and ointments: and let no flower of the spring pass by us: Let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this. Let us oppress the poor righteous man, let us not spare the widow, nor reverence the ancient gray hairs of the aged. Let our strength be the law of justice: for that which is feeble is found to be nothing worth. Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous.” ~The Wisdom of Solomon (or Book of Wisdom)
When humans come to believe that they are no more than animals, physical beings that live a brief life then die, it is not surprising that they develop the attitude of having as much joy and fun as they can while they live. There is no harm in it, they think since there is no God and no afterlife. That is why it is so important for man to understand his true nature. Atheists claim that we do not need a belief in God to be moral and ethical, but studies have shown otherwise. It has been found that Atheists are ethical only when it is convenient. What’s more, is how do they know what is ethical and what isn’t? If you rely on the human brain-mind to answer that question, we are in deep trouble. The studies also found that each new generation of atheists is less moral and ethical than the previous one. After three or four generations, all ethics and morals are gone. Beast man is not something to desire.
Short and Tedious Life
Our life in the physical world is indeed short. It is often tedious as well. But while we can’t do much about making our physical life longer, we can make it less tedious. That doesn’t mean seeking out idle entertainments to keep us occupied. Those are the very things that become tedious over time. We need to find meaningful things to do, things that help us and others grow. Even if we only do that on a physical level, it is better than not doing it at all. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, helping people find jobs may not be as entertaining as watching movies and football games, but it is a lot more satisfying. Continue reading “Beast Man: a Dying Breed”