Mar 24, 2010

A Doubting Thomas

Sometimes I wonder... did Heath Ledger really die? I mean, it seems like his whole life was lived just so he could become a collective sin offering - a modern lamb. And rather sensitively... even beautifully... done, I might add. But if that’s so, then why not just fake the death too... he was an ACTOR for God’s sake. How hard could it be?

Sometimes I wonder if Heath, Elvis, John and Michael aren’t all living it up somewhere on some secret Templar island.

Sometimes I wonder if Jesus really died. That’s the kind of statement that will get you banned from a Christian discussion forum quicker than anything. I mean, yes, “Jesus”, the symbol of my ego’s death and salvation died. He HAD to die. That’s just the way consciousness works. Ego has to die to its sense of self before the true Self can be found. But the body of Jesus - the man? I’d be OK with it if he was secretly taken down from the cross before he actually died and then went off to mary Mary (or John?) or father children or start a chain of successful Kosher delis or whatever. It doesn’t really matter what he did afterwards, he played the part in the passion play and he did a great job, probably won an Oscar.

It is crazy ironic that the original Christians were killed because they wouldn’t worship the Roman Emperor as the literal manifestation of God, and later it was the Christians doing the killing because others wouldn’t worship THEIR literal manifestation of God.

I wonder if someday there will be a Church of Heath Ledger and everyone will study the scriptures (ancient DVDs of his films) to find the hidden spiritual meaning and some uptight clergy will suppress certain films (like Brokeback Mountain) and call them heretical? And they’ll pray to Heath and have great Revivals and even make rulers and kings from his descendants? Crazier things have happened.
This is why I speak to them in parables:
Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
'You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

--Matthew 13:13-14


Ishmael said...

lovely, Michael.

Ishmael said...

lovely, Michael.

Devin said...

wonderful - and short and sweet and informative article as always Michael - your posts/articles always get my wheels turning and i so appreciate it - back in what was it when kenny boy (DeLay-Enron ) died -06 or -07 ?
many were wondering if he wasn't really living it up on Martinique or the Cayman Islands - nothing would surprise me anymore -
as technology has progressed i think they could even "fake" an assassination of a world leader very easily - even if "the world was watching" as it happened -who knows?
all the best to you and Var as always !!

Michael said...

Thanks for reading and commenting, much appreciated. Actually, I was thinking of that fabulous Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep movie when I wrote this - Death Becomes Her.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the movie Cassanova where ledger fakes his death. After seeing this movie, it dawned on me as well that this was a possibility.

Also, EMTs arrived on the ledger death scene at 3:33 pm and pronounced him death at 3:36 pm.

The Chilean Earthquake was at 3:34 am and lasted until 3:36 am.



Michael said...

Hi Thuth, thanks for the info, that's amazing. I think maybe I'll start the first Church of Heath Christ. Note the "doppelganger" is still stalking me, with the double post from Ishmael.

Cheers, Michael

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