I got into a very loud debate yesterday….


There I was, just having a quiet coffee and sandwich at my favourite coffee place here in Vancouver yesterday (Finch’s, 353 W Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T3), when I was joined by two of my friends, both of whom are relentless talkers!

I saw them walk in and quietly let out a sigh, as I knew my day would now be filled with conflicting ideas of some sort from these two.

Sure enough, their food and drink orders arrived and we were in the midst of a very loud and controversial discussion….reincarnation.

Now as you may know….I think I’ve mentioned it here a couple times…I hate talking about religion or anything to do with it. It’s a notorious subject and never gets you anywhere when talking about it. You get people who are very much in love with it, and people who are not, with a smattering of people undecided.

Religion is something that you deal with in your own 4 walls…what you do in your own house is your business….as long as you do not start going around preaching it about.

In my experience, talking about religion gets tiring…I’d rather walk away, believe me. But where friend are concerned, it’s not nice to do that…walk away I mean. That would be very rude.

So I sat there, listening to the chatter, until after about an hour-half I couldn’t take any more.

I managed to get them to let me speak. And what I told them ended the discussion and left them pondering.

What I told them was a story a Christian guy once told me….”reincarnation, reincarnation…blah, blah, blah…yes, we all know about it…we’ve all heard about it. Nobody knows for sure if it exists. It’s purely a belief. I say it could be due to the fact that we do not finish everything we want to do in our lives. If we were able to do that, maybe those that think we are reborn again and again, wouldn’t be born more than once. We should all try to do everything we always wanted to do, within reason. Then when our time comes to die, we won’t have any niggling regrets about not having done this or that, for it’s my belief that the reason we may all continue in some kind of cycle of birth and rebirths, is purely because we fail to do everything we wanted….so Nature in its infinite wisdom, may give us as many chances as we like, to do just that. That in my mind is reincarnation…with all the fancy religious stuff taken out!”

And with that, I took my leave….

😉

 

 

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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