Do you think about the after life?

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#1 warmblur
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I do I'm so damn curious and fascinated by it because it's a unknown thing nobody knows what really happens could be really awesome or absolutely nothing what about you do you think about what is after this?

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#2  Edited By br0kenrabbit
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I think the term afterlife is a misnomer.

The whole concept arises because death is scary. That doesn't mean, however, that we should concede to wishful thinking and against all evidence concoct such notions.

This is the one experience at existence you get, and you're damn lucky to get it. The odds of you even being born are astronomical (considering you are the union of one particular egg and one particular sperm). You shouldn't truncate your experiences in this life to assume some special position after death, because we all rot the same.

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#4  Edited By DEVILinIRON
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I believe there is life, after-life. Though these days I don't think about it much. I'd prefer to occupy my time without worry.

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#5 Master_Live
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Sure, I think that if there's a hell I'm fucked. lol, but I'm too far gone now so might as well go all the way.

But there isn't a hell.

Probably.

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#6  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Nope. Didn't exist before, wont't exist again.

Worry about pre-death, I've seen what it does to people.

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I sometimes think about what comes next. The mere idea of simply seizing to exist is baffling at best and terrifying at worst.

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As I get older by the years, I'm in my early 30's and I feel like I'm in my Prime as it is. I'm not funny, I feel old as hell and all I can think of how will I leave my legacy behind? Yes, I always think about the afterlife, will I see the other side? Will I go to Heaven? Will I go to Hell? Who knows. After reading @Master_Live post, I take what he said, I committed lots of Sins in my life, I bang different girls during my teenage years and I'm already gone and still haven't forgave myself. Yep, I'm going to Hell alright and say hello to Satan.

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#9  Edited By warmblur
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@davillain- said:

As I get older by the years, I'm in my early 30's and I feel like I'm in my Prime as it is. I'm not funny, I feel old as hell and all I can think of how will I leave my legacy behind? Yes, I always think about the afterlife, will I see the other side? Will I go to Heaven? Will I go to Hell? Who knows. After reading @Master_Live post, I take what he said, I committed lots of Sins in my life, I bang different girls during my teenage years and I'm already gone and still haven't forgave myself. Yep, I'm going to Hell alright and say hello to Satan.

To be honest if you go to Hell it might of been worth it lol.

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Think there's a real chance there's to much one offs for it all to be random. The fact that there's so many chemical compositions that only do cool things at a very specific temp is just one of the many things, I don't think it's all just random.

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#12 HEATHEN75
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Nope. Not at all.

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I mostly think about the likely nothingness that will occur when I die. It's incomprehensible, like trying to remember what things were like before I was born. Given the nothingness situation, I'm not really afraid to die. I just don't want to experience death, which I suppose sounds kind of strange. I don't want it to be prolonged or painful. I sometimes imagine being practically chained to a bed for the last few months of my life with medical staff basically forcing me to stay alive on a technical level. That sounds shitty.

What's probably worse is if I am wrong about there being nothing. It's not so much about facing judgment and going to Hell (although, that would suck), it's about existing forever in some form. What the hell would I do for all of eternity? I would get bored after so much time and probably try to kill my dead self only for the soul of my dead self to come back or some shit. But I guess that is assuming that "living" in the afterlife is similar to what living is like now. I could do this for some 80 years or so and be ready to move on by that time, but hundreds... thousands... millions of years? I'd really need to keep finding new things to do to not get bored with existing lol.

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No, because even if there is some "thing" that survives the death of the physical body, the only reasonable explanation would be something along the lines of reincarnation, a "recycling" of whatever "thing" survives.

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#15 comp_atkins
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@br0kenrabbit said:

I think the term afterlife is a misnomer.

The whole concept arises because death is scary. That doesn't mean, however, that we should concede to wishful thinking and against all evidence concoct such notions.

This is the one experience at existence you get, and you're damn lucky to get it. The odds of you even being born are astronomical (considering you are the union of one particular egg and one particular sperm). You shouldn't truncate your experiences in this life to assume some special position after death, because we all rot the same.

reminds me of this from the god delusion:

"In Unweaving the Rainbow I tried to convey how lucky we are to be alive, given that the vast majority of people who could potentially be thrown up by the combinatorial lottery of DNA will in fact never be born. For those of us lucky enough to be here, I pictured the relative brevity of life by imagining a laser-thin spotlight creeping along a gigantic ruler of time. Everything before or after the spotlight is shrouded in the darkness of the dead past, or the darkness of the unknown future. We are staggeringly lucky to find ourselves in the spotlight. However brief our time in the sun, if we waste a second of it, or complain that it is dull or barren or (like a child) boring, couldn't this be seen as a callous insult to those unborn trillions who will never even be offered life in the first place?"

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#16  Edited By br0kenrabbit
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@comp_atkins said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

I think the term afterlife is a misnomer.

The whole concept arises because death is scary. That doesn't mean, however, that we should concede to wishful thinking and against all evidence concoct such notions.

This is the one experience at existence you get, and you're damn lucky to get it. The odds of you even being born are astronomical (considering you are the union of one particular egg and one particular sperm). You shouldn't truncate your experiences in this life to assume some special position after death, because we all rot the same.

reminds me of this from the god delusion:

"In Unweaving the Rainbow I tried to convey how lucky we are to be alive, given that the vast majority of people who could potentially be thrown up by the combinatorial lottery of DNA will in fact never be born. For those of us lucky enough to be here, I pictured the relative brevity of life by imagining a laser-thin spotlight creeping along a gigantic ruler of time. Everything before or after the spotlight is shrouded in the darkness of the dead past, or the darkness of the unknown future. We are staggeringly lucky to find ourselves in the spotlight. However brief our time in the sun, if we waste a second of it, or complain that it is dull or barren or (like a child) boring, couldn't this be seen as a callous insult to those unborn trillions who will never even be offered life in the first place?"

Pretty much my thoughts, yeah. So many people spend this life stressing about what's going to come next that they foolishly waste this one chance at existence.

That people, grown adults, in this day and age can honestly entertain the intelligence-insulting pathos of religion is honestly mind-boggling. "I was born and that makes me a bad person". Yeah, whatever. I prefer to see the hope human intelligence provides us with, it's just unfortunate there are people who would deny such a promise and instead insist we are all under the thumb of sin.

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#19  Edited By Maroxad
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There is no evidence supporting the idea of an afterlife.

However, my understanding of neuroscience and biology makes me think it is highly unlikely there is one. I dont believe in a soul, and our entire character is ultimately a construct of the physical make up of our brains. Our consciousness merely exists because it is advantageous for our survival (and odds of reproduction) to have one.

And once we die, our brains, that which supports our consciousness. Will no longer be able to support our consciousness, and we simply cease to be. Much like how things were before we were born.

If there is an afterlife?

Does that mean every single cell, every single microbe? every single plant? and every other thing in the universe also goes to the afterlife? Every single animal? If not, what is it that makes humans special?

How would people be restored? In what state of life? Our brains are constantly evolving, and various incidents can cause permanent personality changes.

If we get advanced enough in artificial intelligence (and if AI can go there)? What will happen to a robot who dies/gets permanently shut down?

Our standards for determining clinical death increases with every advancements, people who can still be saved today would be considered dead 500 years ago in the same state. When does one enter the afterlife?

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Đôi nghỉ là có, có người có thần thánh, có luân hồi

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#21 Arki
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If there isn't any, there's nothingness.

Nothingness is peace, and we've felt it before we were born, but it's still scary nevertheless.

Best not to worry though. I just don't want to go insane before dying just like everyone else. Oh well.

For some reason, I've been seeing a lot of people in many places talking about what comes after death recently. I've also had multiple existential crises. Huh.

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@DEVILinIRON said:

I believe there is life, after-life. Though these days I don't think about it much. I'd prefer to occupy my time without worry.

I tend to think the same way.

Yesterday I got the talking to a friend who works as a nursing assistant and has seen a lot of elderly people die over the years. It got me thinking a little about death, and the way a lot of people spend their final days. It's comforting that some people devote their careers to trying to make that final stage of life as comfortable as possible for people before they move on. I wonder if I will wind up like that, or go out some other way.

I have to think there's a reason for everything in this life, and that it carries on.

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I think the afterlife will be just like the beforebirth.

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@davillain- said:

As I get older by the years, I'm in my early 30's and I feel like I'm in my Prime as it is. I'm not funny, I feel old as hell and all I can think of how will I leave my legacy behind? Yes, I always think about the afterlife, will I see the other side? Will I go to Heaven? Will I go to Hell? Who knows. After reading @Master_Live post, I take what he said, I committed lots of Sins in my life, I bang different girls during my teenage years and I'm already gone and still haven't forgave myself. Yep, I'm going to Hell alright and say hello to Satan.

Why the christian take on religion, what about all the other ideologies?

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I think about it all the time.

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#26 ArchoNils2
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not really. Once you're dead you just stop existing. It's like being asleep. It's not like that's very exciting

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#27 theone86
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After life is death which, by definition, is not life. I think about what that's like but, seeing as how thinking is a function of living beings, I realize that it's not like anything and it's impossible to comprehend. The most comforting thought I've found so far is that living beings fear death while they're alive, but once they're dead they won't fear anything or fear any pain. I do want to go on living as long as possible, but once I stop living I won't want to anymore.

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#28 Macutchi
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@foxhound_fox said:

No, because even if there is some "thing" that survives the death of the physical body, the only reasonable explanation would be something along the lines of reincarnation, a "recycling" of whatever "thing" survives.

this is pretty much it, the thing that survives is our atoms. as bill bryson puts it in a short history of nearly everything -

Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you.

We are each so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms—up to a billion for each of us, it has been suggested—probably once belonged to Shakespeare. A billion more each came from Buddha and Genghis Khan and Beethoven, and any other historical figure you care to name. (The personages have to be historical, apparently, as it takes the atoms some decades to become thoroughly redistributed; however much you may wish it, you are not yet one with Elvis Presley.)

So we are all reincarnations—though short-lived ones. When we die our atoms will disassemble and move off to find new uses elsewhere—as part of a leaf or other human being or drop of dew. Atoms, however, go on practically forever...

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Đôi nghỉ là có, có người có thần thánh, có luân hồi

we were all thinkin it tbf. credit to vuphuongkite for being the only one with the balls to say it

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#29 livingdeadman
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There has to be some sort of afterlife. Sinners just can't get away with what they do. Those with faith will be rewarded.

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#30 br0kenrabbit
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@livingdeadman said:

There has to be some sort of afterlife. Sinners just can't get away with what they do. Those with faith will be rewarded.

This kind of thinking is called wish-fulfillment. It will almost always lead you wrong.

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#31 mrbojangles25
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It's fun to contemplate, but ultimately I just feel that we live and then we die and there's nothing.

It's not terrible. Do you remember what it was like before you were born? No. It's nothing. That's exactly how death is. Nothing.

I find that comforting, which I know is weird to some people because that is what terrifies them. The notion that their life is ultimately meaningless in a grand cosmic scheme.

The only important thing is the living world we inhabit for the few decades we live on it, and making sure the people following us can enjoy it.

/done preaching

@br0kenrabbit said:
@livingdeadman said:

There has to be some sort of afterlife. Sinners just can't get away with what they do. Those with faith will be rewarded.

This kind of thinking is called wish-fulfillment. It will almost always lead you wrong.

And it is petty as hell haha.

"ooooooooh those no good darn sinners! They'll get what's a'comin' to 'em, yessiree!"

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#32 mrbojangles25
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@warmblur said:
@davillain- said:

As I get older by the years, I'm in my early 30's and I feel like I'm in my Prime as it is. I'm not funny, I feel old as hell and all I can think of how will I leave my legacy behind? Yes, I always think about the afterlife, will I see the other side? Will I go to Heaven? Will I go to Hell? Who knows. After reading @Master_Live post, I take what he said, I committed lots of Sins in my life, I bang different girls during my teenage years and I'm already gone and still haven't forgave myself. Yep, I'm going to Hell alright and say hello to Satan.

To be honest if you go to Hell it might of been worth it lol.

I don't think god would sit up there on his high horse and go "Look dude you're an OK guy but you banged too many broads so I have to send you to hell". I mean, c'mon...

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@warmblur: If you go on YouTube, there is a documentary. I think search, “afterlife, life after death, Australia.”

It’s not exactly a documentary, I think it was a filmed conference where a bunch of doctors and researchers talk about their cases. I watched it years ago and there is an organisation collecting data about near-death-experiences.

From memory they have collected thousands of cases where people who have had these experiences and gained some sort of knowledge.

There are also cases of people who have gained knowledge from those who have died after drinking Ayahuasca.

In my opinion, yes there is life after death and it sounds similar to Richard Matheson’s, “What Dreams May Come.” If you have never read the book or seen the film, then read the book, it’s ace and the film was crap.

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#35 GMAK2442
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I say Hell exist and it could be there that some go afterlife.