“Is there anybody there ?”
Posted by Big John on January 28, 2011
The old joke about atheists like me is that when they die they find themselves … “all dressed up with nowhere to go” … which is not a pleasant thought, but it has never made me ‘buy into’ the belief in an afterlife or a heaven.
Now with the release of Clint Eastwood’s film .. “Hereafter” .. a survey has shown that more than half of the people in this country believe in the possibility of life after death and all sorts of other rubbish about psychic powers, ghosts and guardian angels; and yet, strangely, only about a quarter of them claim to be religious and yet a third of the nation believe in heaven. Now I’m getting confused !
OK, so if it makes you happy to believe in such creepy things and does no harm it won’t bother me too much. However, I am concerned that 7% of those questioned would like a chat with Adolf Hitler in the ‘afterlife’ ( I’m also surprised that so many of the population know who Adolf Hitler was ), while far fewer fancy a meeting with Churchill ( They feared that he would try to sell them insurance ).
The only part of this superstitious nonsense that I am attracted to is reincarnation, but only if I get to choose my new role on this planet. Something like this would do nicely, but judging by the reviews of Clint’s latest movie, I feel that the great star is destined to return as …
…. a ‘Turkey’.