The Origins Of Life

The Origins Of Life

Where do babies really come from? Heaven or Hell?


In a conversation with my best friend last week, I told her I was glad I decided not to have kids because I didn't want my kids to have my life. To look like me, to sound like me, to act like me, to think like me. I suck. And my life sucks. I wouldn't wish my life on anyone.

Someone with my genes may be cursed with my life - especially if they were born of me. My bestie said "they say babies come from Heaven, but I think some babies come from Hell. That would explain why some kids lives are so messed up. Being born disabled or ugly or with a learning disability or just endures a terrible life."

I don't know why what she said struck me so, that's an awful thing to assume, right? Or is it? I've often felt my life is so terrible because I'm paying for sins my soul committed in a previous life. That could be true too. It also could be that I was one of the unlucky Hell babies right?

How would my besties theory work if that were the case? I personally have never heard the saying about babies coming from Heaven before. I assume its a saying because babies are beautiful and precious and (if you're a Christian) a product in the image of God.

So what would Lucifer gain from sending babies from Hell? To contrast the good on Earth with evil? Why would the babies Lucifer send have horrible lives instead of just being horrible themselves?

I think my bestie had an interesting theory, that I initially even agreed with. Thinking on it more though, I feel like if it is true that Lucifer sends babies to Earth as well, his babies would be evil themselves instead of having terrible lives.

So why do some children born of God have such terrible lives? Obviously, I feel like a variety of factors contribute to this. One of them could be that they've just unluckily come across too many people and situations touched by Lucifer instead of people and situations touched by God. I also hold onto to the theory I came to about my own life that maybe they too are paying for sins their souls committed in a previous lifetime.

Then again, who knows? Both I and my bestie suffer from a major depressive disorder, so maybe our horrible lives are just figments of our depressed imaginations. Maybe we need to find our own Morpheus so we can stop being red pillars and be blue pillars. That way we can live in a real world full of love and happiness instead of a world of death and despair and loneliness.

Even though I'm glad I don't want to have kids of my own anymore, I do like this old saying that babies come from Heaven. Their too beautiful and innocent to not come from a place of beauty, innocence, and peace.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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