View Poll Results: What do you prefer after death?

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    One day while I was praying, it suddenly occurred to me that I was talking to myself.
    You're not really talking to yourself, unless you get spoken/direct answers. It's the answering part that makes it talking. Otherwise, you're just verbalizing thoughts.

    Verbalizing thoughts is not bad. Expecting direct answers from beyond is nuts.


    Every action taken by every person has an effect on the world as we know it. It's what shaped today and will shape tomorrow. All of our actions are interwined and create the world around us.

    If I kill someone tomorrow, it will alter the future from its technically "predestined" plan of having that person in it. Therefore, I will have had an everlasting influence on the world.
    That's why we live forever and we wont ever truly die. Although, I wouldn't recommend killing someone (unless you had to stop them from some terrible crime) - much smaller gestures can make much larger and longer impacts.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 05-13-11 at 05:09 AM.

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by GavinB View Post
    One day while I was praying, it suddenly occurred to me that I was talking to myself.
    God, is that you?
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    God, is that you?
    I alwasy get a busy signal. I'm probably too close to power lines.
    If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    The actual poll question is inherently biased.

    Nobody in their right mind would prefer eternal death or eternal hell.

    Of cours I would prefer eternal life in paradise, but I'm not crazy enough to believe in fairy tales. That's what school children do, until somehow the news is broken to them that Santa Claus isn't bringing those presents.

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's why we live forever and we wont ever truly die. Although, I wouldn't recommend killing someone (unless you had to stop them from some terrible crime) - much smaller gestures can make much larger and longer impacts.
    The difference between being alive and being dead for me is the existence or absence of a mind/consciousness.

    If you are defining life as "having influence" then I agree that we can "live forever". But myself and others aren't really concerned aboutthat.
    If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    The question is what is Hell ? If one believes in God. Then one also may believes God is outside of time and space. So one may finds himself in 13th century black plague europe. Or better yet a dead neo-nazi finds himself in the middle of spanish inquisition as a jew.

    Or Paradise could be as simple as a over work, over tech businessman finding himself in the middle of a amish community.

    and let not get started with the quantum mechanics theory of parallel universes.
    Last edited by Sidgaf; 05-13-11 at 08:46 AM.

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    If it involves hard spanks and bowing to my master? I am ok with it
    OK. Way more info than I need to know.

    I was referring to wishing to be reincarnated to be a famous person's pet and ending up being Vick's dog.

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Unfortunately we all will sometimes die, shortly or later, but certainly. Interesting question, what do you wish will happen with you after your death? Do you prefer to became food for flesh-eating maggots without any hope according to the teaching of secular humanists and atheists,or going to Heaven is probably better?Perhaps somebody wish go to Hell, or still can not decide, please vote and explain your choice.

    BTW who know, maybe your wish will be fulfilled in the afterlife.
    BTW alfons wants to know because somebody set us up the bomb, you have no chance to survive make your time.

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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Do you prefer to became food for flesh-eating maggots
    I missed this part before. I want my ashes put on organic gardens, farms and forests near my friends. That way, my molecules become part of living stuff quickly. Flesh-eating maggots (do worms eating ash count?) might be a reasonable option, but I had this stuff figured out already. I wonder if anyone will prefer maggots.
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    Re: What do you prefer after death?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Bummer. Was hoping you had an explanation. Christian explanations are boring and cliche: because I believe the Bible is true, because I met Jesus, because I just know. Non-believers usually have far more interesting explanations.
    I was thinking about this last night, and think I may have some explaination at least for where I got some of the ideas about the afterlife that I have.

    First, I am a bit of a romantic, and I do think that most people search for someone here on earth to be with (although it may take a while to get to the point where they are conducting this particular search). I couldn't imagine being in an afterlife without someone to share it with, just like I want to share my life here on earth with someone. I also believe that most people are capable of falling in love with more than one person but that it is quite possible that none of those are really their true soul mate. I have known a least a few people who have felt deep love and devotion to more than one person in their lifetime, and I believe that this is natural (although I think that it also has a little to do with the maturation of a soul as to whether a person can do this or not). I'm not sure exactly how I derived this particular view, but I know that it isn't uncommon to find people that believe in soulmates, just those that have a more optimistic viewpoint on finding a soulmate.

    I think my views about a soul maturing over many lifetimes comes from views on the maturation of societies, my own and some other people that I have known, at least partly. I had a teacher once point out to my class that societies, and even humanity as a whole, seems to mature with time. It is like you can almost observe the different stages of life in societies as a whole, at least it seems that way to me. Now, not every society matures, as a whole, as quickly as some others might mature.

    And I know that no matter how much a try, I cannot access most of my memories but that they did influence who I am. I guess this is why I can see a soul working somewhat the same way, only on a longer timeline.

    I think some of my ideas came from just looking into the different religions and cultural beliefs in general, and finding the similarities. And, generally, I am a pretty positive person, so I know that I am more likely to question any negative rule/custom/belief from a culture or religion than I am a positive rule/custom/belief.

    My family can take some of the credit for me believing that a higher power would not be likely to make up arbitrary and unfair rules because growing up I was taught to question such things (although, I was taught to do so as politely as possible). Along with this, I was also taught that God was fair and loving and that He gave humans free will. This is one of the reasons that I question any religion that has rules for getting into or a better afterlife, especially when such rules are in some way unfair to people or a certain group of people, because these things do not logically fit with a fair and loving God that gave us free will.

    Now, I can say that I think some of my beliefs were influenced by media, including books, TV, and movies. And there is definitely influence from individual beliefs of my family as well, and even some of my friends and acquaintances.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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