Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Questions, please give your opinion


Not feeling at all well today, just going to ask some questions to any and all that read this. Some are religious, some are just me wondering. I look forward to hearing from you. For Biblical questions, it is not that I am questioning the words of the greatest book ever written I am looking for understanding. Just for fun I am going to put in a trick in a serious question just to see who catches it.

1. who wrote the old testament or where does it originally come from?

2. Originally there was Adam and Eve. They had sons, who then took wives. Where did the wives come from?

3. When the world was flooded, Moses built the ark and gather all the animals. OK was the entire world flooded or just the world as was known to the people then. Being the entire area surrounding them which to them would indeed seem like the world. If it was the entire world how did he get the animals from say Australia?

4. In the Old testament it talks of people living for hundreds of years. Was the term used for a year then the same as it is now, or did they have a different time measurement for what made up a year?

5. What are the thoughts beliefs and customs of other cultures and faiths regarding regarding passing?

6. Has anyone really ever seen an Angel or other entity ghosts etc.

7. Do you believe some mediums etc. do have the ability to communicate with those that have passed?

8. Death is something we will all face at some time, why is it such a taboo subject? Is it fear of the unknown?

9. To all of the great faiths, Christians, Hindus, Muslims….. Is Heaven strictly restricted to members of your faith?

10. Am I really accomplishing anything with this journal?

I have my own thoughts on each of these and will post them soon, when my head is a little clearer.

Did you catch the little “trick” I threw into the one question? Please give you opinion or thoughts on any or all.

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20 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Questions, please give your opinion

  1. KEN HOWDLE says:

    I AM GOING TO TAKE QUESTION #5,PLEASE BILL…..

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT AT LIBERTY TO ANSWER TH QUESTION…AS I AM BY NO MEANS QUALIFIED OR EDUCATED TO SPEAK ON THE ISSUE

    THIS IS MORE OF A NOTE TO SAY HI TO YOU AND VI….AND HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER SOON

  2. KEN HOWDLE says:

    I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TAKE A SHOT AT QUESTION #10….WHICH I FEEL I CAN ANSWER WITH ALOT MORE CONFIDENCE

    I BELIEVE THAT THER IS ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE ACCOPMPLISHING WITH YOUR BLOG.
    ALTHOUGH I MAY NOT POST HERE VERY OFTEN….I DO TRY AND VISIT DAILY.

    IN READING YOUR POSTINGS, I AM CONTINUALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE WISDOM AND INSIGHT THAT YOU PROVIDE. IT SEEMS THAT I AM ALMOST TRAVELLING WITH YOU AT TIMES, AND AT DIFFERENT TIMES I READ YOUR POSTINGS AND JUST HAVE TO SIT BACK AND SAY “DAMN” WE MUST BE RELATED OR SOMETHING…..BECAUSE IT IS VERY CLOSE TO SOME OF THE THOUGHTS I HAVE HAD IN THE PAST.

    THE RESPONSES YOU RECEIVE ,COME FROM VERY CONCERNED, WITTY. AND CARING PEOPLE. IT IS QUITE MOVING TO SEE THEIR RESPONSES, AND TO HAVE THEM SHARE THEIR STORIES ON YOUR SITE. IT IS HARD NOT BE BE DRAWN IN AND SHARE THE THEIR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS.

    I BELIEVE YOU HAVE BUILT QUITE AN EXTENDED FAMILY THROUGH YOUR BLOG….AND MAY BE YOU ARE THE “BIG BROTHER”,SHARING YOUR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE TO THE REST OF US

  3. Bill Howdle says:

    Hi Ken, nice to hear from you. Hey if our thinking is alike and our last names are the same, we must be related, (poor you). I would understand if you didn’t actually acknowledge that fact. lol
    Ken, I appreciate your comments and support.
    Cousin Bill

  4. Hege says:

    Hi Bill! Let me bring you at least a 1000 years back in time to the Norse mythology to answer you question no. 5! Here is what our old myths said about Valhalla, one of the best places to be after death.

    Valhalla, “Hall of the slain”, is Odin’s hall in Norse mythology. Odin is the chief god, and his Hall is the home for those slain gloriously in battle (known as Einherjar) who are welcomed by the God Bragi, and escorted to Valhalla by the valkyries, the most beautiful women.

    The main gate is called Valgrind, which is described as a “sacred gate”, behind which are the “holy doors” and “there are few who can tell the manner by which it is locked”. The hall itself has 540 doors, so wide that 800 warriors could walk through side-by-side. It is said that there is room enough for all those chosen.

    Here, every day, the slain warriors who will assist Odin in Ragnarök, the gods’ final conflict with the giants, arm themselves for battle and ride forth by the thousands to engage in mock combat on the plains of Asgard, the heaven in which Valhalla is situated. Those who die in the combat will be brought back to life.

    On the roof of the Hall lives a goat (Heidrun). She eats the leaves of Yggdrasil, the tree of life, and her udder is filled with intoxicating drink, enough to all the warriors. At night, they return to Valhalla to feast on roasted boar (Sæhrímnir). The single boar always feeds all the men, and when they wake up the next morning, the boar is alive again, and the goat’s udder is filled up! (What a night it will be!)

    Those who do not get to Valhalla go to the home of the dead (Hel), a place beneath the underworld (Niflheim), or one of various other places. Those who are lost at sea, for example, are taken to Ægir’s hall at the bottom of the sea.

    As I consider you to be a fighter, Bill, you will certainly be escorted to the chief god, Odin in Valhalla when your time comes!

    Best wishes from Hege in Norway

  5. Bill Howdle says:

    Hege, that is all so interesting. Different cultures, different beliefs and folk lore is fascinating. I thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed the read.
    Bill

  6. LorriM says:

    The Old Testament is a collection of genealogies, stories, poems, etc., initially handed down, orally, through the generations, as there was no form of the written word, initially. Some written format did arise, eventually. According to historical sources, there aren’t manuscripts that survived the destruction of Jerusalem in 586-587, B.C.

    The entire Old Testament, except for a few excerpts written in Aramaic, is written in Hebrew. It is the collected writings of the Jews, and is also known as The Hebrew Bible, The Tanakh, and the Jewish Bible.

    There has been documentation found, throughout the centuries, such as The Dead Sea Scrolls, etc. But, there is not one individual accredited with writing the Old Testament, because initially, there was no form of writing, it was all orally handed down.

    The Five Books of Moses (first five books of the Old Testament) is supposed to have been written by Moses, handed down from G-D. Most authorities do not question that, although some do. The other books were written by Jews

  7. Linda Hall says:

    Hi Bill-I came across your website via Sister Julie’s website a few months ago. I read your posts every day and very much enjoy your wonderful approach to life and living. It reminds me to be grateful, just for today and for small, wonderful things it would be easy to forget such as my friends, the roof over my head and my wonderful, healthy young boys. All the very best to you and your family and keep up the good work.

  8. ceeque says:

    Hi Bill! What an interesting set of questions!!! Ok, some answers but no way all!!!!
    1. Going with Lorri on this totally!
    2.Good `ol Google: http://www.gotquestions.org/Adam-and-Eve-questions.html
    3. Gotta be the Trick Question!!! No way are the animals of the world gonna even come close to fitting on any kind of Ark!!!
    4. No idea…better google this one too!!
    5. Too many for this blog!
    6. Angels/Ghosts definetly..both my aunt and uncle have had serious visitations which to me are indisputable..
    7. Mediums? Definetly, personal experience with this has changed my way of thinking and given me a faith I never thought I had…..
    8. Death? We cannot adequately explain it other than thru` science and as such a lot of people cannot believe in its final totality, therefore it becomes a “fearsome” topic…but it really is`nt, merely a passage from a physical domain to “another one”…so there!
    9. Give over!
    10. Totally, utterly, definetly, certainly…and any other big words you can find to say YES!!
    Hope you feeling better soon Bill! Taketh Careth you! 🙂

  9. Simonne says:

    Bill! What’s the trick? (I failed bible studies!)!

    I feel I can only really comment on #6 & 7 with any authority. I have seen my Grandfather, who died before I was born and who often comes to me when I’m writing. I’ve also seen the Goddess Isis standing at the foot of my bed and Mother Mary by my side also. Mediums are just tuning their own energy into an energy level that is higher than what we normally experience in our (energetically) dense physical bodies. There are different energies with different frequencies all around us and what is physical is of the lowest energy and then as we move ‘up’ beyond the physical, the frequencies get higher. This is pure science. People, or ‘Guides’ who have crossed have an energy level that is higher than ours. Angels and the Masters (Jesus, Mother Mary, Buddha etc) have a higher energy still and so on. Mediums are (through practice usually) just tuning into these higher energies. Some can tune into the ‘Guide’ energy, such as John Edwards, and some can tune in a higher level, to channel Angels etc, such as Doreen Virtue. Many many people can do this and have been able to do this throughout history. Jesus would be one of the most famous psychics, for example. When you believe / have experienced this then I think the concept of death is less frightening, as you realise that the soul doesn’t die. And with this comes the concept of sacred life contracts (that we’ve discussed here before) that we inhabit certain bodies (with certain illnesses etc) to learn certain things before we cross over and return with new lessons to learn (or the same ones if we didn’t get it the first or second etc time). This is in line with the Buddhist philosophy.
    Anyway, hope I haven’t offended anyone with my experiences/opinions.
    Much love,
    Simonne

  10. Rachel says:

    Hi Bill
    charles was right, the trick is in Q3- it was Noah who built the ark, not Moses!! I almost didn’t pick that up- good one! Sometimes we dont always read things properly.

    I’m not going to answer all of these- I still dont know whether I would consider myself an evolutionist or a creationist- I think I am somewhere between the 2, if that’s possible. But:

    Q1- the old testament is a collection of books and writings rather than just one- some of these can be attributed to the authors they are ascribed to, others cant. basically, we dont really know though. I took a semester on bible history and the old testament from a Jewish lecturer last year- it was interesting. I can send you my essay if you are interested- “Feminine aspects of the God of the Jewish Tanak” 🙂

    Q8 I think death is taboo because people fear it. many people dont believe that there is anything after death, that it’s the end- which does make it pretty scary!

    Q6 there are many saints of the church who have seen those who have departed, and angels

    Q7 some people do have the ability to communicate with the dead. But this is not necessarily a good thing- Leviticus speaks against it (verses in Lev 19-20) and Samual is not too impressed with King Saul over the issue in Samual chapter 28.

    I’ll skip controversial Q9- I am still contemplating the issue myself

    Q10 Your blog is awesome, keep it up. It is a good way of staying in contact with family and friends who dont live near you (especially as you may not have much time left with them) and lets them still have a place in your life, and is a great way to meet new people too! your posts are thought-provoking, and by the number of comments you get, I think that there are many who enjoy your journalling!

    so there you are!
    take care and God bless
    love Rachel xoxo

  11. Jersey Guy says:

    I am, and pretty much always have been, a non-believer, so I will pass on the religious questions. The answer to #10, though, is a resounding yes. What you are achieving with it varies, I would imagine, depending on who is reading it. What you are achieving for your family and friends is a legacy. Intimate writing like this is rare, intimate writing that is this good, even rarer. Please keep at it as long as you have the will and the strength.

    R.

  12. A.M. says:

    Each of the questions sounds like hours of great conversation and debate around the kitchen table and I will look forward to what you have to say about them. The last question about accomplishing anything with your blog is answered with yes! So much of who you are and the faith that keeps you going is poured into the words and we are all benefiting. I am often challenged to apply the practical aspects of my faith in ways I hadn’t really thought about before including the degree to which it would seem necessary for me to make my points while discussing questions like the ones you’ve posted. It’s been enjoyable reading all the comments and hearing what others have to say.

  13. radiantwoman says:

    Answering all ten? Nope, I am curious about your experiences, that is why I come here in the first place: to be inspired. Also to recognize my resistance and where I still carry things that are taboo to me. Death is no longer a taboo. My hardest thing is to speak up about my spiritual experiences.
    So I will answer #6. Yes I have seen an entity and I have it on my camera. There is copyright on it, I might post the article with the picture in it, as soon as it is published though.

  14. reggiehudson says:

    I’ll take question number six for $500 Pat. The answer is yes…on a daily basis! Believe it or not it’s getting to be on a daily basis……….Sometimes it’s a room full of Angels.

  15. reggiehudson says:

    Let me clarify my statement about Angels……no I don’t see Angels but I do hear them by musical notes. I have firmly believed for a long time that music is the actual language of Angels. Quite often I’ll be here playing and it’s not, as if someone is playing along with me, it’s, someone is playing along with me.

    I know it sounds crazy but I’ve never shyed away from admitting that I’m nuts.

    Reg

  16. missprofe says:

    1. who wrote the old testament or where does it originally come from? Prophets of God.

    2. Originally there was Adam and Eve. They had sons, who then took wives. Where did the wives come from? Created by God.

    3. When the world was flooded, Moses built the ark and gather all the animals. OK was the entire world flooded or just the world as was known to the people then. Being the entire area surrounding them which to them would indeed seem like the world. If it was the entire world how did he get the animals from say Australia? Just the world as known to people then.

    4. In the Old testament it talks of people living for hundreds of years. Was the term used for a year then the same as it is now, or did they have a different time measurement for what made up a year? I believe that they actually lived for hundreds of years.

    5. What are the thoughts beliefs and customs of other cultures and faiths regarding regarding passing? Everyone passes from the earthly world to the spiritual world, regardless of culture or faith.

    6. Has anyone really ever seen an Angel or other entity ghosts etc. No.

    7. Do you believe some mediums etc. do have the ability to communicate with those that have passed? Yes.

    8. Death is something we will all face at some time, why is it such a taboo subject? Is it fear of the unknown? Yes;fear of the unknown, and fear of leaving loved ones behind.

    9. To all of the great faiths, Christians, Hindus, Muslims….. Is Heaven strictly restricted to members of your faith? No.

    10. Am I really accomplishing anything with this journal? Absolutely. You maintain my faith in people, that there really is a lot of good in the world, and that life is so very precious.

    I have my own thoughts on each of these and will post them soon, when my head is a little clearer.

    Did you catch the little “trick” I threw into the one question? Please give you opinion or thoughts on any or all.

  17. Dearest Bill,

    I have asked myself questions very similar to yours for quite a few years now. Mostly because many teachings I have received as a Catholic did not feel right to me. I have been receiving answers when the time is right, when I am ready to hear them. People share their opinions, which I find fascinating, but the answers I receive on my own, out of the blue (from a book, a vision, a comment, etc.) are the ones that resonate with me the most.

    I look forward to reading your thoughts on these questions.

    Much love,
    Natasha

  18. Hi Bill,
    Like you I wonder about the taboo nature of death in our culture. I think it boils down to being feared. As it is the most feared thing it is the least discussed. Simple perhaps….

    As to the usefulness of this blog…I think you provide intelligent discourse on a variety of topics in an honest and intuitive manner. You are well written and well spoken, and a pleasure to read every day. To me, it is a pleasure. Thanks.

  19. Bill Howdle says:

    Natashia. It is nice to hear from you my friend. I agree we must each find what makes sense within ourselves. Answers will come to us when the time is right. I’m glad you are back

    Martha. How was the camping trip. I agree, fear of the unknown is the all powerful crippling fear, which shakes us to our very core. I will be looking for you over on respectance.

    Bill

  20. yash says:

    hi there,
    i will take a try on your question no 8
    .what you say is partly true.One side of the coin..1. we dont understand death..2..we dont want to.
    Its your struggle for existence that has taught you to not accept the seemingly adverse things .And where did it get its training? In the community..And community is a heard thing..Its too vage to be wise.Death is beautyful if you have loved your life to the fullest.Intelligent people , in increasing number commit sucide..why ? coz they realise the truth of the journey..They realize , there is nothing taboo..Taboo is just another community words.to keep heard under control.When you have completed the journey.Accomplished many things..forgiven the system for other things..then you realise you are tired.Then you decide its time.Intelligent people can decide their time(i mean they can realise that ..if they leave the planet after this time ..it will be ok)(i am not advocating sucide here)..A wise man Then spends his time in deattachment..preparing for death.Serving the given system.Serving without self.

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