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Posted 5/7/13
Death is what we humans call the end of life, but death and life are also simply words so I think death is whatever you believe to be.
Posted 5/7/13
Death just means you get resurrected as an Eva and piloted around by your child.
Posted 5/10/13

spacebat wrote:


jeizii wrote:

Death is not the end. It is the start of a NEW BEGINNING.

If death was really the end, then why do people have near death experiences ? They won`t just lie and say they`ve seen the light for no reason.

I believe it is just the beginning of new life, the afterlife. Where there is no more pain and suffering just pure energy, light and love. No one can harm you in the after life and according to this neurosurgeon who experienced a near death experience he claims that this reality on Earth seems like a dream. The after life looks far more real and he felt like he belongs there.



People have near death experiences because they are near death...

When you die you experience death.


Well death is a rebirth back into the real reality where your soul belongs to.
Posted 5/10/13
Now, I might be stretching your imagination here, but I'm FAIRLY certain death is when you die.
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Posted 5/10/13

Ink-e wrote:

Now, I might be stretching your imagination here, but I'm FAIRLY certain death is when you die.


Stop. You're going to confuse her.
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Posted 5/25/13
Long-term sleep without a body
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Posted 5/27/13 , edited 5/27/13

longfenglim wrote:

Death is the end of life, but what is the end of life? If its merely the termination of the various vital processes by which the body sustain itself to continue, what causes these vital processes to function in the first place, and what causes it end? But if it is the end of life, what is life? Is it merely the various chemical and biological functions, can all of life merely be defined numbers and variables juxtaposed together between bulky paragraphs? Or is one's life merely a story writ ere any man was created, for us to be cheap entertainment of some higher, all knowing power, who already knows what shall happen, when, why, and how, and who damns and saves as he pleases? Beyond these philosophical speculations, what is the essence of death, its principle and root causes, and its nature?



I'm sorry, but I refuse to deal with philosophical speculations, and rather seek the answers in the one place that tells how death began.
The Bible.
So the first question is: Was man created by God to die?
(If you have your own Bible, follow along and look up the scriptures)
Answer:
.On the contrary, Jehovah warned Adam against disobedience, which would lead to death. (Gen. 2:17) Later, God warned Israel against conduct that would lead even to premature death for them. (Ezek. 18:31) In time he sent his Son to die on behalf of mankind so that those who would put faith in this provision might enjoy everlasting life.—John 3:16, 36.

Psalm 90:10 says that the usual human life span is 70 or 80 years. That was true when Moses wrote it, but that was not so from the beginning. (Compare Genesis 5:3-32.) Hebrews 9:27 says, “It is reserved for men to die once for all time.” This, too, was true when it was written. But it was not the case before God passed judgment on sinful Adam.

Why do we grow old and die?
Answer:
Jehovah created the first human couple perfect, with the prospect of living forever. They were endowed with free will. Would they obey their Creator out of love and appreciation for all that he had done for them? They were fully capable of doing so. God told Adam: “As for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.” Using a serpent as a mouthpiece, Satan enticed Eve to violate Jehovah’s command. Adam did not reprove his wife but joined her in eating that forbidden fruit. True to his word, Jehovah passed sentence of death upon Adam, but before executing the sinful pair, Jehovah mercifully permitted them to bring forth children.—Gen. 2:17; 3:1-19; 5:3-5; compare Deuteronomy 32:4 and Revelation 12:9.

Rom. 5:12, 17, 19: “Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned—. . . . By the trespass of the one man death ruled as king . . . Through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners.”

1 Cor. 15:22: “In Adam all are dying.”

The next question is: Where are the dead?
Answer:
Gen. 3:19: “In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.”

Eccl. 9:10: “All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol [“the grave,” KJ, Kx; “the world of the dead,” TEV], the place to which you are going.”

What is the condition of the dead?
Answer:

Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.”

Ps. 146:4: “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts [“thoughts,” KJ, 145:4 in Dy; “all his thinking,” NE; “plans,” RS, NAB] do perish.”

John 11:11-14: “‘Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep.’ . . . Jesus said to them outspokenly: ‘Lazarus has died.’” (Also Psalm 13:3)

And if you have any concerns about the dead coming back to haunt you, please read below.:

Eccl. 9:6: “Their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they have no portion anymore to time indefinite in anything that has to be done under the sun.”

Isa. 26:14: “They are dead; they will not live. Impotent in death, they will not rise up.”

I hope this will be of Help to you.
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Posted 6/5/13
I refuse to say what death is or what the experience is like until I actually die. It's like just like trying to describe something to someone else when you have never experienced it, like reading a certain book, riding a roller coaster, flying in an airplane, ect.

The only thing I can see of death now is that your body stops working and, because we are humans, we typically end up in a hole in the ground.

Now, this doesn't mean I treat death with disrespect or think that there isn't more to it, just that I'm not going to attempt to say exactly what death is when I simply don't know. Of course, this is also the only reason I want to commit suicide, just so I can see what death really is. But, I know I won't be able to tell anyone, and if it does end up being that all the happens is I end up in a hole in the ground, I just wasted my life. So, I guess I'll find out when it's my time to die.
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Posted 6/5/13

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Death is probably the time when you will review your deeds at you past life.
Sometimes death is a symbol of compensation...


What is the sense of doing that? Like it will make a difference, Death is not a symbol, Death is the opposite of life, period.
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Posted 11/11/13
Think of it like this: the body is like a glove, and the spirit is the hand.
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Posted 11/12/13
Death is when you die...like...seriously...you die when uhh...your body takes too much damage. Yeah that sounds like from a video game but yeah...that's what it is...I think.
Posted 11/12/13
Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more
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Posted 11/13/13 , edited 11/13/13
Wait, I think I got it. Death is when all the elements that enable you to live stops working. Like your blood, blood vessels, those that deliver oxygen and nutrients around your body, when your overall brain functions stops working, when your heart stops working, lack of any nutrients...oh wait I think that just makes you sick...um...yeah...things like that.
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Posted 11/15/13
i work at a funeral home, and death sucks!!!!
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Posted 11/16/13
Death is perfection. (According to Nietzsche iirc).
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