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What happens when you die?
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First, your "system" shuts down. | http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/death-dying/dying4.htm

After the heart stops beating, the body immediately starts turning cold. This phase is known as algor mortis, or the death chill. Each hour, the body temperature falls about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) until it reaches room temperature. At the same time, without circulation to keep it moving through the body, blood starts to pool and settle. Rigor mortis, or a stiffening of the body, sets in about two to six hours after death.

And then...

But some things that are still alive lead to the putrefaction, or decomposition, of the body -- we're talking about little organisms that live in the intestines.

A few days after death, these bacteria and enzymes start the process of breaking down their host. The pancreas is full of so many bacteria that it essentially digests itself. As these organisms work their way to other organs, the body becomes discolored, first turning green, then purple, then black.

If you can't see the change, you'll smell it soon enough, because the bacteria create an awful-smelling gas. In addition to smelling up the room, that gas will cause the body to bloat, the eyes to bulge out of their sockets and the tongue to swell and protrude. (In rare instances, this gas has created enough pressure after a few weeks to cause decomposing pregnant women to expel the fetus in a process known as coffin birth.)

And the final stage...

A week after death, the skin has blistered and the slightest touch could cause it to fall off. A month after death, the hair, nails and teeth will fall out. The hair and nails, by the way, while long rumored to keep growing after death, don't have any magical growth properties. They merely look bigger as the skin dries out. Internal organs and tissues have liquefied, which will swell the body until it bursts open. At that point, a skeleton remains.

Spiritually, nothing happens because you don't actually have a soul in any sense. You won't "rise" or descend because you don't possess anything non-physical except a consciousness which, oh by-the-way, won't survive once the body has stopped. Your consciousness can not exist outside or without your body.

There is no heaven or hell or God of any sort. Faith was all created by scared men & women who, upon realized self-awareness, figured they were going to die and they wanted to "soften the blow" a bit. Later, control freaks created organized religion as a way to profit off a very normal human fear of eternal death.

Faith is not fact.

So death is mostly like cutting the power to a light bulb. There is a recursive flicker, and then nothing. Forever.

You will be dead longer than you lived, and you will be forgotten even sooner.
Posted 10/8/14

orphand wrote:

nobody knows or can ever give you a realistic response with factual evidence of what will happen.

not a atheist, not a person of faith, nobody.

That being said I believe once you die you are sent to either a heaven or hell :)


Agreed!

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First, your "system" shuts down. | http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/death-dying/dying4.htm

After the heart stops beating, the body immediately starts turning cold. This phase is known as algor mortis, or the death chill. Each hour, the body temperature falls about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) until it reaches room temperature. At the same time, without circulation to keep it moving through the body, blood starts to pool and settle. Rigor mortis, or a stiffening of the body, sets in about two to six hours after death.

And then...

But some things that are still alive lead to the putrefaction, or decomposition, of the body -- we're talking about little organisms that live in the intestines.

A few days after death, these bacteria and enzymes start the process of breaking down their host. The pancreas is full of so many bacteria that it essentially digests itself. As these organisms work their way to other organs, the body becomes discolored, first turning green, then purple, then black.

If you can't see the change, you'll smell it soon enough, because the bacteria create an awful-smelling gas. In addition to smelling up the room, that gas will cause the body to bloat, the eyes to bulge out of their sockets and the tongue to swell and protrude. (In rare instances, this gas has created enough pressure after a few weeks to cause decomposing pregnant women to expel the fetus in a process known as coffin birth.)

And the final stage...



That would be physical existentialism and Eternal Oblivion, a belief set concordant with Athiesm, which is a religion as it operates on belief and does not disprove spiritual existence at all. While it's true decomposition is a hallmark of death, the destruction of our physical bodies doesn't prove we don't have souls. Eternal oblivion is a nice belief to escape the frightening prospect of hell for some, though, and for the purists it simplifies ideas about both death and the supernatural therein obviating the need to delve deeper into it. a clean if not convenient rationalization .
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We throw a party.
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At the back of my mind I like to think there's a heaven to soften the blow of the concept of death, but realistically I believe there's pretty much nothing, which is pretty hard to describe since you can't know what that feels like unless you're dead.
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Valentina_Romanov wrote:

a clean if not convenient rationalization .

Every system is a matter of convenience. Don't kid yourself.
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While no one truly knows what will happen to you after death, perhaps we know what will happen to the people closest to you when you die. They shall mourn over their loss, and cherish all the memories you had with them. But they eventually move on soon or later, but they'll never forget you.

I'm not surprised that this thread already mentioned religion several times already by now.
I'll need some Skittles for this.
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Whet he said that he said.
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When you're dead, you're dead. (I need to watch Thirst again. Good film.)
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ok lets have some fun with this shall we?

Animists believe that once you die your soul go back to nature somehow
spiritualists believe that your spirit go in to space or if you die before your due date or are evil you vagrant the the earth to do penance for the evil that you did or you reincarnate a la Buddhism
Buddhism: states that you will reincarnate till you reach some kind of perfection or nirvana.there is a heaven or hell depending on the branch of Buddhism
Hinduism: is almost similar in belief
Islam: there is a hell or heaven but only believers in this religion will reach heaven while non believers will face a final judgement in the resurrection and go to hell...also, i was told by a sunni muslim that the dead stays with their family for about a month or so before falling in to a deep sleep till the resurrection etc etc....any muslims will clarify this for me?
Judaism: in old torah judaism,people were told that they would go and rest with their fathers.today's talmudic and kabbalah judaism is another animal so i dont know what they believe anymore.btw,many non -religious jews are atheists just saying
Christianity: well depending on the sect you will go to heaven if you believe in jesus.others claim that you will be in a state of sleep till the second coming of jesus while the roman catholic church believes that as long as you believe in jesus,mary,the pope and the saints you will go in to a purgatory to clean your soul for awhile after that you will be send off to heaven....and mormons believe that you will have your own planet kolob haha that if you believe that joe smith was a prophet and all that jazz. jehova witness believe that only a few will go to heaven while the rest of the followers will stay in the earth blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda
Satanism: depending on the branch,these people actually think that they will have a party with SAtan in hell.some hope that he will rule the earth an usher a new age of evil in which they will participate of every pleasure imaginable etc etc blah blah blah
new age: these people believe in the coming of the new age christ which they call lord maitreya and he will teach humanity how to become "gods" or the next step of evolution yadda yadda others believe that aliens will arrive along with maitreya and will usher a new age of peace etc etc
atheism: soul does not exist, you are only material if science cannot explain then it does not exist.no hope,no justice after death.the end


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Dogs goto heaven right?
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You have to reload your last checkpoint~
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One guess I have is that our consciousness reaches the next level of existence. Which is to say, instead of existing as the 3.5 dimensional life we currently have, we would exist as a 4.5 dimensional life. Our access to axis known as "time" would be as unlimited as our access to x,y, & z. And, in fact, would essentially be a necessary spatial dimension. This would place us on the cusp of grasping the 5th dimension, which would essentially be comprehended in a similarly limited fashion to our current grasp of the 4th dimension. Thus, would be perceieved much like time. This process would continue, traveling upwards in consciousness through this dream until we are one with the dreamer (God).
Unless of course, your bad and go to hell. Which originally meant "To set apart from." I think of Hell as being nothing more than void. It is not as much a punishment as it is getting what you wish for. If you demonstrate through your actions (a lack of empathy and compassion) and/or through your beliefs (disbelief in God or desire to become God) that you do not wish to be part of God's dream, or part of the collective of mankind, then you will be alone. You will be a disembodied consciousness, you will experience no sensory input. You will now have all of the loneliness, responsibility, and power of God, in that you are now an independent dreamer and the only existence you will ever know is that which you are capable of dreaming up.
That's one theory, anyway. Which may or may not have been partially inspired by Evangelion.
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to be honest i think that everyone's own separate religion comes true, y'know? for example, since buddhists believe in reincarnation, they'll reincarnate, but catholics who believe we'll either go to heaven or hell WILL either go to heaven or hell, you get it? so if you believe you're going to be stuck in an infinite abyss, you'll be stuck in an infinite abyss. if you're an atheist and don't care what's going to happen, i believe you'll become a ghost or something.... does any of that make sense?? because it totally made more sense in my head
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What I'm more interested in knowing is: did we die at least once already?
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