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Is Life after Death for real?
    #1285670 - 02/06/03 04:08 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I got a little worried today. I thought to myself, what if religions only purpose is to protect humanity from the fear of death? That would be terrible. That would mean that when we die, we experience nothingness, like the time before we were born. I dont like the thought of me becoming nothing more than a pile of dirt. How can exist when my physical mind is being eatin by worms? Or is there more to it? Can I still be around after I die? Not in physical form ofcourse. Like in the form of energy?

I used to always go to church and deep down I truely believe in God. I just thought how depressing it would be if it were all false, but I guess that wouldnt really matter once I was dead. I'm sure I'm not the only person that's thought about this before, so enlighten me. I've accepted the fact that I'll be dead some day and that's fine, but wtf will happen afterwards? I live my life to the fullest and treat others as if they were me, so I'd say I'm a good person. Worthy of heaven? Someday I'll know, or maybe I wont, who knows? What if being a "good person" is pointless (in the end) and I'm just a member of a species of animal that happens to have an overactive imagination? What if we are all just brainwashed into believing?

My existence boggles my fragile little mind.


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285735 - 02/06/03 04:24 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

From a previous post of mine, maybe you didn't see it though:

"From what I've seen, two ideas are psychologically deep-rooted in man: self-protection and self-preservation. Makes sense if you want your species to survive. But we have developed concepts out of the instincts. For self-protection man has created God, on whom he depends for his own protection, safety and security, just as a child depends on its' parent. For self-preservation man has conceived the idea of an immortal Soul, which will live eternally. In his ignorance, weakness, fear, and desire, man needs these two things to console himself. Hence he clings to them deeply and fanatically. I do not identify with those things (God, Soul) or pretend to know "THE ANSWER". There is nothing wrong with saying I Don't Know. Actually, I find it a most honest answer. I just want to live an enlightened life (strive for knowledge) and die with no regrets or attatchment. Amen..."

I realize my way isn't the only way, but this is where I'm at right now.


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285755 - 02/06/03 04:28 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

If you find yourself fearing nothingness after death, think of this: you'll be dead and you won't know. You'll just be an inanimate object, contributing to the soil. Nothing great, nothing horrible, just nothing.


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285760 - 02/06/03 04:28 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Didnt Santa teach you?
Be good FOR goodness sake!


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285844 - 02/06/03 04:52 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

think about it next time you eat mushrooms.


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285877 - 02/06/03 05:00 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

MushMaster Has great advice!

Also I suggest reading here! Start with the poll thread that still New and youll see why.
There are many wise folk here, and strange old creatures..if your really quite you may even hear a strange gnrm sound!


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1285890 - 02/06/03 05:03 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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That would mean that when we die, we experience nothingness




If this is the case, you wont care!


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1286017 - 02/06/03 05:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Death? What's death?


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Without everything wouldn't nothing be everything and without nothing wouldn't everything be nothing.I am the beginning and the end,the source and the void, the light and the darkness,i am but a small drop of the ocean yet i am an ocean unto myself


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: 3eyedgod]
    #1286101 - 02/06/03 06:02 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

'When you die, you become your website."

-Terence McKenna quoting someone else



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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: ]
    #1286102 - 02/06/03 06:02 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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think about it next time you eat mushrooms.




I've never tripped before. Im in the process of starting a grow though. I hope I dont remember this thread, it would be a freaky experience I'm sure, or a good one?

What do you think will happen when you die?


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: ]
    #1286116 - 02/06/03 06:05 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

That would mean that when we die, we experience nothingness

If that's how it it, you should accept it. You can't change what happens to you when you die.

Or you could slowly become bionic as your body dies so that you can live forever until there is proof of an afterlife.

:tongue:


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1286132 - 02/06/03 06:09 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1286153 - 02/06/03 06:15 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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...for the Being that created all that you see and all that you can think.




I hope that being truely exists


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1286215 - 02/06/03 06:31 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1286218 - 02/06/03 06:32 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Death is a part of life
Life and Death a universal cycle
All things are recycled and reborn
Do not fear Death, be comfortable with death
For it is life that concerns you now


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1286247 - 02/06/03 06:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The closest thing I do to "praying" is think in english to straighten-out my objectives.


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Insert an "I think" mentally in front of eveything I say that seems sketchy, because I certainly don't KNOW much. Also; feel free to yell at me.
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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1286276 - 02/06/03 06:46 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1286300 - 02/06/03 06:53 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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I don't know if you can call that "close" to prayer.

An act of communion with God






Wouldnt that be cool if you could have two way communication?


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: World Spirit]
    #1286346 - 02/06/03 07:10 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I said closest thing to a prayer.....

OK allow me to rephrase: "I don't pray. Its simply indirect thinking."


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Re: Is Life after Death for real? [Re: stoner2002]
    #1286406 - 02/06/03 07:25 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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