31JUL2018 – Quote of the Day

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

Marcus Aurelius

3 thoughts on “31JUL2018 – Quote of the Day

  • August 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Seems to have covered most of the bases.

    Have you ever encountered Roger Zelazny’s Possibly Correct Death Prayer?

    “Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.

    • August 3, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      He seems to have covered all the bases but it may not get through to the divine presence due to a lack of correct addressing. I read Zelazny’s Lord of Light many years ago and liked it but I’ve never tried any of his other books.

  • August 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Oops, the above was me.


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