“Death is a thought which takes on many forms, often unrecognized. It may appear as sadness, fear, anxiety or doubt; as anger, faithlessness and lack of trust; concern for bodies, envy, and all forms in which the wish to be as you are not may come to tempt you. All such thoughts are but reflections of the worshiping of death as savior and as giver of release.”
I have never heard anyone or anything express this idea in such an uncompromising manner. Sure the idea that “there is no death” is common enough but if that first paragraph is true then this must be what death is…your dead. It would certainly explain why no one can tell you what death is.”Sadness, fear, anxiety or doubt; as anger, faithlessness and lack of trust; concern for bodies…” Ha! That’s the whole human condition.
“Would you bow down to idols such as this? Here is the strength and might of God Himself perceived within an idol made of dust. Here is the opposite of God proclaimed as lord of all creation, stronger than God’s Will for life, the endlessness of love and Heaven’s perfect, changeless constancy. Here is the Will of Father and of Son defeated finally, and laid to rest beneath the headstone death has placed upon the body of the holy Son of God.”
When you are shown this, in your mind, you really begin to see how silly are the prehistoric myths that this world, you, adhere to because you are told this is the way it must be. Once questioned, you can never look on your ideas of death the same again.
It is impossible to worship death in any form, and still select a few you would not cherish, and would yet avoid while still believing in the rest. For death is total. Either all things die, or else they live and cannot die. No compromise is possible…” ACIM Lesson 167