delving into some supernatural fic is interesting because it reminds me how hard it is for me to find an interpretation of the afterlife that I enjoy. because pretty much every christian interpretation of heavenly eternity actually sounds like hell to me, in the end.
i think the joy of existence, of life, is in the living, you know?
where’s that post about how when they started making digital music, it didn’t sound right because it was missing that nearly imperceptible something, the slight out-of-tune-ness, the slide of fingers on strings, voices breathing and cracking—that thing they called dirt? music doesn’t sound right to people without it.
i need the dirt in my life to enjoy it. not like trauma or hardship, that’s not what i mean, but the thing about living is its real and its mine and the decisions i make have an impact on my life and the lives around me just due to the nature of reality. so when people write the afterlife, the thing that happens after you die, and make it into this christian heaven where everything is Good and Right and generally At Peace, if not Happy, for All Eternity—where yeah, you can breathe and eat and sleep if you want to, but it’s not necessary—
that just sort of sounds like torture, to me. it sounds like hell. it sounds horrifying. why would that be good or peaceful for anyone? how??? its unfathomable to me! idk maybe its the agnostic in me showing but I can’t stand it. not in fic, not in published media, and certainly not in real life.
if i had to pick a religion that gets the “what happens after you die” thing right, I’d pick Hinduism, because reincarnation sounds good and it feels right, the idea that we as completely unique individuals—the only one of us who have ever existed—don’t just disappear after we die, but we don’t stagnate in an eternal hell garden, either. obviously the idea that there’s nothing after we die is even more terrifying, but i wouldn’t be conscious to hate that, so.
reblog this and tell me your thoughts on the afterlife.
Do you think Andersen gets headaches from his Human Observation skill? Like it already drove him to a sort of weird mix of ‘enlightened pessimism’ but in a place like Chaldea, where he’s surrounded by almost 300 Servants, each of them with vastly different morals, goals, personalities, and perspectives, and it doesn’t seem like it’s something he can just... turn off. He sees the best and worst of people, whether he wants to or not.
Like, it’s not mind reading, but mind reading would be easier. He’s literally just constantly taking in information from people and dedicating even the most miniscule details of their personality to make a mental ‘report’. And the thing is that the Servants coming in are progressively getting more and more fucked up.
Did he wince when he looked Morgan over? How sick did he feel when seeing the Fairy Knights? How saddened did he feel when looking over Oberon?
Does Andersen lock himself away in his room when more Servants arrive, and just try to distract himself while writing? Does he actually end up submitting work earlier than the deadlines suggest when a particularly problematic one comes along, just because he isolated himself and found himself in a writing frenzy, before snatching the work back and starting all over because he wasn’t in the right headspace to produce anything he’d even consider ‘passable’.
I’m just saying this guy probably has some of the worst migraines in Chaldea because he was cursed to be one of the shittiest Casters outside of a skill that lets him essentially see into the hearts of each and every person he meets.
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throwback to the time a character from a christian kids’ show made me gay like... the people behind that one kinda fucked up. sorry guys, i don’t love jesus i just love arianna
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THE PRAYER OF EXEMPTION - APOSTLE JOSHUA SELMAN NIMMAK
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6O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
—Psalm 95, KJV
just chillin’ // funny- tori kelly
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
some other tocaya speaks my language
twas true as well for me :’)
wait i just remembered this dude is super christian too