Set your alarms and PVRs … the second installment of NatGeo’s 6-part miniseries “The Story of God” with Morgan Freeman is on tonight, 9 pm central time. And in case you missed it, at 8 pm they’ll be replaying the first episode – Beyond Death. As they say in the entertainment biz, check your local listings.
Earlier this week when writing about the show, I took a dive off the deep-end a little to say Freeman was asking who’s on first. Tonight’s episode – Apocalypse – will examine both the past and the future to determine what various faith traditions predict about the End of Days.
Venturing away a bit from the traditional Abbott & Costello script, this has me pondering …
Where is up last?
And once again, I respond to my own question with another question – does it really matter what the answer is? OR … is what truly matters the beliefs that we as individuals have regarding the end of life as we know it on earth?
I again hold fast to the opinion that it’s the beliefs. Mine, yours, his, hers. Regardless of your religion of choice or your choice to not believe in one/any religion. And by religion, I use that word loosely to refer to any other collective form of spiritual beliefs. While I was raised religiously and do continue to believe most of the teachings I learned through that religion, I have also adopted some lessons of other religions. I consider myself more of a spiritual person rather than a religious person these days. And I like the potpourri kind of set of beliefs I have. It works for me and that’s all that really matters. And I hope that whatever set of beliefs you have, including beliefs in nothing, that they are working for you as well.
The alias for the batter to go up last in my game of life is Heaven. The alias for you could be something different. I’ll admit that I do not know much about the end of the world as prescribed to by other religions/spiritual sets of beliefs so I am very much looking forward to tonight’s episode. I’m going to enjoy learning more about who or what the Where might be in your game of life.
Let’s play some more ball now why don’t we?
Together. Regardless of Where up last is.
Image source: National Geographic