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Posted 2/21/15 , edited 2/21/15
Most say that we all will end up in "Heaven" or "Hell". But are we really going to end up there? If not, what do you think will happen? Also explain why you think that.

(Please don't start a flame war against religion, or vise versa.)
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I honestly think there will just be an endless nothingness that we won't be aware of.

Like how you don't know that you're unconscious when you're unconscious. There will be no eternal dream since there won't be a mind left over to generate subconscious images.
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i think we all go to that one place in angel beats where we all find the love of our life and get reborn with no memory or him/her. then we all cry yes crying is needed
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I think one of the beautiful mysterious of life is that we never know whats beyond death.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I honestly think there will just be an endless nothingness that we won't be aware of.

Like how you don't know that you're unconscious when you're unconscious. There will be no eternal dream since there won't be a mind left over to generate subconscious images.

I like the way you think.
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Posted 2/21/15 , edited 2/22/15
You look up at a giant floating timer. And once it hits 0 you respawn.
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Posted 2/21/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

I honestly think there will just be an endless nothingness that we won't be aware of.

Like how you don't know that you're unconscious when you're unconscious. There will be no eternal dream since there won't be a mind left over to generate subconscious images.


And are you okay with that? Ending up as nothing for eternity, but without knowing that. I think that's pretty scary.
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Kaeru69 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I honestly think there will just be an endless nothingness that we won't be aware of.

Like how you don't know that you're unconscious when you're unconscious. There will be no eternal dream since there won't be a mind left over to generate subconscious images.


And are you okay with that? Ending up as nothing for eternity, but without knowing that. I think that's pretty scary.


It's not something anyone can do anything about, even if they aren't okay with it. I have no choice but to be okay with it. It's like a natural phenomenon. Nobody likes a tsunami or an earthquake but there's nothing to be done to stop them.

On the positive side, since there's no awareness, there will be no fear or suffering or pain.

In that respect, death is better than a tsunami or earthquake. Dying, however, is a totally different story. I don't think I'm afraid of death itself but I don't like the idea of dying.
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Nothing. I think that we're just dead and that's the end. You decompose and things will eat you, you will turn into slush in a nice wooden coffin. You will only have your skeleton, which also will eventually decompose until nothing is left of you and so much time has passed that not even memory can keep you alive. You're simply gone and forgotten. Isn't it kind of sad, that that's happened to billions, maybe trillions of people? And it will happen to me- and probably you to. I don't believe there is anything after this life.

But perhaps there are souls, and our souls reincarnate into other beings. Maybe. Just maybe.

Those are my two conflicting beliefs that I can't decide between.
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Morbidhanson wrote:


Kaeru69 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I honestly think there will just be an endless nothingness that we won't be aware of.

Like how you don't know that you're unconscious when you're unconscious. There will be no eternal dream since there won't be a mind left over to generate subconscious images.


And are you okay with that? Ending up as nothing for eternity, but without knowing that. I think that's pretty scary.


It's not something anyone can do anything about, even if they aren't okay with it. I have no choice but to be okay with it. It's like a natural phenomenon. Nobody likes a tsunami or an earthquake but there's nothing to be done to stop them.

On the positive side, since there's no awareness, there will be no fear or suffering or pain.


I agree. I believe that when you die, it's like turning an off switch to your brain and since there's no awareness or sustained life, there's just nothing. The End.

I don't think there's anything scary about it though. It's just what it is. At least, that's my personal belief.

Personally, I find having no afterlife to be rather peaceful.

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We die but then we respawn but as someone completely different. What's that called again? Reincarnation or something like that. I prefer the whole Angel Beats thing though.
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For a long time I thought that maybe our energy goes back into this big bright light, that fuels all the energy of all the universes, where everything is known past, present and future. Now my belief in that is wavering because my belief of what our consciousness is, is changing.

"Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer." - Nassim Haramein

This quote got me thinking. Maybe it's not in our body at all. Or what if it is ALL of the trillions of atoms in our bodies that create what we perceive to be consciousness but in actuality is just the bi-product of those atoms mingling, communicating together? If that's the case I'd be more inclined to believe that it would be more of a state of nothingness. You're atoms aren't communicating anymore, so "you" are no more.

I've never been religious, but always spiritual. Never thought I could be an atheist, but I'm more open to the idea. Ideally I would love it if Buddhism had it right with reincarnation. I really like living in this world, as hellish as it is sometimes.
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I fear the unknown and this post gives me anxiety.

But my guess is as good as your's.
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I think you wake up in a room with someone saying: "Congratulations, the simulation is over! Time to go out into the big world and immediately get slaughtered by an enemy soldier you trained a whole lifetime to defeat." Then you die again.
Posted 2/21/15 , edited 2/21/15
it's daunting, isn't it? to think that nothing awaits you after the end of your life; that all you do in this life will mean absolutely nothing, you will be forgotten in the midst of history and nobody will remember you've ever existed.

I can understand why some people would easily buy into that something is waiting for me at the end of my life mentality, and justice will be served to "bad" people in some other place burning with fire. It gives them comfort or something to know that there's this "creator" waiting for them... acknowledging their existence... it tickles their vanity.


But for me, as daunting as it is... I accept reality... not going to delude myself into thinking something is waiting for me, when my logic dictates that there is going to be nothing.

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