This question still continues to dazzle people, even those without much religious faith. Most people on earth believe in some form of an afterlife, whether it be reincarnation or a place in the clouds with angels. Christians believe that after we die, our soul will leave out bodies and go to a place where there is true peace and harmony. The Bible tells us that Heaven is a place where time has no meaning. It is a place of joy where everyone is equal and is able to be truly happy. But is there any evidence of this place? Actually there is! Scientists for one agree that it is not possible for human consciousness to stop. We are constantly aware of our surroundings. So if this theory is true, that means that there must some kind of continuation after death.
Throughout the years, people have spoken of near death experiences. The victims say that during this period of near death, they were transported to a long tunnel where at the end of it was a bright light. However they were not able to get there because they claim it was not their time. Some people also claim to have been to the afterlife. When a person’s heart stops, the soul of the victim is claimed to have been taken to Heaven. Here they see a place with beautiful colors that we cannot see through human eyes. They also claim that all of their dead relatives are there to greet them. Some even claimed to have spoken to them. This seems to be the only credible evidence we have of this place after death.
Whether or not the afterlife is just a theory or a reality, it still a question that has yet to be answered. The only people who can tell us of this place are people who claim to have been there. But how many stories can you trust? Each person seems to have a different experience than someone else. Could this be that Heaven is subjective and that the person sees it as they want to see it? Or could it all just be made-up stories of people hoping to get famous? The only way we will find out the answers to these questions is when we are on our death bed.
Angels/Demons, Biblical Stories, Debate Topics, Urban Legends
Many people over the centuries have made up theories about where we come from. The Bible tells us we come from one supreme being and are descendants of one man. Even after all these years of theories and possibilities, we are no close to solving life’s greatest mystery: Where did we come from? Well I have a theory that some might see to be a little far-fetched, but he more you think about it, you may realize that it could be true.
Genetics tells us that we all had to come from a single source. In this case, we came from one man and one woman. Humans may have already had an advanced civilization on another planet. After that civilization came to an end, extraterrestrial beings came to take away a few select humans. They brought them to this planet, where they were left to cultivate a new civilization. When humans began to write stories down such as the one in the bible, they used allegories and metaphors to explain things that they did not understand. These “angelic beings” that are mentioned in the bible could be another word to describe aliens. They could be responsible for our entire existence.
Consider this, why do we constantly have reports of UFOs and Aliens being seen all over the globe. My opinion, is that they are observing us. When it is time again, they will take a select few of us to go to another planet to start over. So in essence, life is a continuous circle. These extra-terrestrial beings are out there in the vastness of out space watching us. They may be the only ones who will save us from our eventual destruction.
Aliens/UFOs, Biblical Stories, Debate Topics, Urban Legends
God created the earth in seven days as the Bible tells us. During this process he created Adam, the first man. Yet Adam was lonely and needed company. So God took a rib from Adam and made a woman. She was named Eve. Together they were the first couple on earth. We have all heard this story and some of us have even believed it. The creation story has captivated people with the idea that a supreme being created everything. Even though this story may be well-written, it has no basis for fact. There is no geological evidence to say that two Caucasian-white people came from a supreme being and lied in a big garden.
If this story is true, then it has a lot more to be told. If Adam and Eve were the first people alive how did, their children have children? Was their incest involved? And what about people of different colors and races? Where did they come from? The Bible tends to leave a lot missing and seems to hope that its readers will just follow the story as written and not ask questions. But if you were to start asking questions, you would begin to realize that the creation story has so many plot-holes in it that it wouldn’t even make a good made-for-TV movie! So how can the creation story be factual if it doesn’t tell us the true origins of mankind? I guess its all about having faith.
Biblical Stories, Debate Topics
The story of David is actually one of the most popular stories that is in the Bible. Many films and biographies have been made on this story because of its meaning and uniqueness. David, according to the Hebrew Bible/New Testament, was the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel. He was born in Bethlehem, the same place where it is claimed Jesus Christ was born. His mother is unnamed but his father’s name was Jesse. David had eight brothers and was the youngest of them all. What is told in the bible is that Yahweh (God) was tired of King Saul’s rule of Israel. So, he sends the prophet Samuel to find a new king for his people from the sons of Jesse of Bethlehem. The prophet went through all of the oldest seven sons and immediately rejected them. Then, he comes upon David and says “Rise and anoint him; he is the one.”
God then sends an evil spirit to torment Saul. Saul’s attendants suggest that they send for Saul and Saul makes David one of his armor-bearers. The evil spirit would seem to go away whenever David played his harp so David was in much service to him. Later on, the famous battle went down, David vs. Goliath. While David is bringing food to his older brothers who is with the king, he hears Goliath calling for their greatest champion. David accepts the challenge. David defeats Goliath with a stone from his sling and cuts off his head. He returns to Saul and when he asks who the hero is, David replies: “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” (1 Samuel 17) Saul makes David commander over his armies and offers him his daughter in marriage. His popularity grew, making Saul jealous, and seeking his death. David then flees into the wilderness. David gathers a group of followers in the wilderness and becomes a champion of the oppressed.
Saul and Jonathan (Saul’s oldest son) were killed in battle with the Philistines. David mourns their death and is anointed king over Judah. This story really goes to show you that anything is possible.