CONSCIENCE

   
   

 

As human beings we are most often in quest of  self justification concerning the things we do or do not. We find an alibi for our mistakes and either do not see our shortcomings or do not wish to.

 

Saying: “ Heaven and Hell are both in the world. . .”  is only a lie we make up  to distance ourselves  from our obligations. . . a lie we believe ourselves.

To think there is no recompensing  of the things we do is comforting.  

We relieve ourselves from our responsibilities and live as we like. Whereas, to shut our eyes and deny reality does not negate what exists. 

 

Without self-criticism one cannot see one’s mistakes. To the contrary, one thinks one is always right. Conversely, there is an inner judging mechanism in humans.  We call this “conscience.”

 

To alleviate the bad conscience we will feels when we commit mistakes, we accept the defense of the attorney we call flesh and say: “ We come to this world only once. So, why not live it up.”

For the sake of making our day, we destroy tomorrow.

 

The average life span of a person is around 70 our 80 years. This period seems long to us when we are alive. Whereas the life of a human is as short as that of  a systole or diastole.  We acknowledge this only when we no longer hear our heart beat.

 

What is important is not to live a long life, but to fill a short live with good  deeds.

 

The other day there was an article in the paper:

“There is no such thing as Hell.”

After the cartoon crisis now they are discussing Christianity. A cleric said: There is no Hell. This was included in the Bible afterwards. What they  Hell is actually our fears.”

After the cartoon crisis, insults and discussions to and about  Islam, with which  Denmark is almost characterized, we now have a new crisis at the threshold of this country.  This time, it is about a bishop’s claim concerning the codification of the Bible. A bishop by the name Jacob Holm, living in Aarhus (the second largest city in Denmark), created havoc by saying : “ There is no such thing as Hell.” Holm says: “Hell, is something people experience as they live.” There is no infinite Hell where people will have to compensate.   He said there is no such definition in the Bible and, by saying so, he opened Pandora’s box. He claimed that “Hell” was first defined in Medieval times and included in the Bible during that era. Actually, this discussion came about during the retranslation of the Bible into Danish. Clerics doing the translation claimed that a new definition of “Hell” had to be made. We accessed Holm who told us that: as everything  must conform to nature, religion should change according to the circumstances of the times.  The Sabah newspaper. 3.25.2008 

 

But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).  Again, ye soon shall know! Nay,  were ye to know!   With certainty of mind, ( ye would beware)! Ye shall certainly see Hell-fire. VERSES 3-6, PILING UP (TEKATHUR), SURA 102. 

 

A few years back I asked an atheist: Admitting the concept of God, what does it take away from you? He responded: “To admit the existence of God restricts my freedom.”

 

This is an obsession of freedom which bars people from living the way they wish and conversely ensures them to live freely and without a sense of responsibility. . This is the way of thinking of those who deny Hell and do not wish to think of how they will compensate for their evil deeds. .  because their conscience bothers them when they think of it. . .

 

When Lenin revolted against Zsarist Russia and realized the Bolshevik Revolution,  he first closed the churches and gathered the Bibles. He wanted people to turn toward him, not God.

 

Because the concept of God incites the sentiment of mercy. And, some deem that a merciful person  is weak and can be destroyed.

 

Do you believe that people compensate, while still on earth,  for the deeds they commit?   If your response is yes, then you think that life has justly treated people like Halil Bezmen and Abdullah Ocalan. If there is no Hell, then just like these two people, everyone will get by with the deeds they have committed on earth.

 

Think not that God doth not heed the deeds of those who do wrong. He, but giveth them respite against a Day, when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror,-– VERSE 42, ABRAHAM (IBRAHIM) SURE 14

 

This kind of thinking drives the entire society  to commit crime. If everyone thinks he can get by with any deed he commits and without  compensating for it, everywhere would be flourishing with thieves and murderers.

 

Just be yourselves and listen to the voice of your conscience. Because that voice is the voice of God calling out to you within.

 

And, don’t ever forget:

 

The softest pillow is a clear conscience. . .

 

MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION

(AKIN ÖRSMEN3.26.2008)

SHOWING THE WAY

 

* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 Publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain

 

   
         
   

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