What if... What if you were responsible for someone else’s death in some way—intent, accident, neglect, misunderstanding, whatever. Then you go on with the rest of your life until …
What if... What if you were responsible for someone else’s death in some way—intent, accident, neglect, misunderstanding, whatever. Then you go on with the rest of your life until eventually, you die as well.
So there you are, joyfully hurtling back toward the Source, toward the reunion with that wonderful, warm, forgiving, loving Light.
But then your glorious journey is interrupted by a metaphorical tap on your shoulder. You realize that there’s another presence with you. It’s that person who died because of you.
And they have a question for you.
Now, understand, they’re not angry. They don’t hate you or anything like that, they don’t wish you ill. Such coarse emotions are products of the physical body, and they left that behind long ago.
No, they just have one simple question to ask you.
“Why did you kill me?”
They need the answer. You have to answer it. You have to explain what happened and why you did what you did—and explain it to your victim’s satisfaction. Only then can they let you go on your way.
Until then, you’re stuck with them, with Paradise just out of reach.
Usually, the answer is simple. “We were in a war, “ for example, “in a battle zone. Soldiers on different sides. Nothing personal.” Or maybe, “I was a fighter pilot. I launched a rocket from a plane. I did not know you were in that building with your family.”
Of course, not just any answer will do. “For the sake of my glorious motherland,” for example, might not pass muster. “To defend my heritage from infidels like yourself!” would probably be less than satisfactory.
You might not even know what you did, or how your action led to this person’s death. That’s OK—they can show you. They can bring you to that moment, show you the scene, explain the connection.
But they might have a follow-up: “Why didn’t you know?” Or “Why didn’t you stop?” Maybe you should have.
So you see, this process could take some time. You might have to go really deep, delving into your memories, examining your motivations, looking at things you’d rather not think about.
You might not be able to do it at all.
Now consider the position of a mass murderer or serial killer, someone responsible for multiple deaths. Each victim would deserve the same treatment.
Imagine the conundrum of a high-ranking military officer or defense official, responsible for the deaths of thousands.
Now imagine if you’re a head of state. With the blood of millions on your hands.
And what if you had to answer, not just to your direct victims, but to all their countless potential descendants, who would never get even the chance to exist because of you.
Now do me a favor.
Copy this text, and send it to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Or anyone else that you think might want to think carefully before raining death upon another human being.
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