Home | Community | Message Board


Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineKremlin
life in E minor
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/07/01
Posts: 1,860
Loc: /export/home/Kremlin
Last seen: 3 months, 21 days
Deaths for a reason?
    #3270111 - 10/24/04 03:15 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'd really love to hear some great shroomery thoughts on this.

Last saturday, a longtime family friend lost their 15 year old daughter, to unknown causes. She was asleep on the couch, and when her sister attempted to wake her, she was unresponsive. After a few minutes, she called the ambulance, and when they arrived they rushed her to the hospital, where she passed on shortly after.

This girl who died, exemplifies a life lived for a higher being. Much like another person who comes to mind, one Rachel Scott, who was killed in the columbine shootings.

I'm not one to follow the teachings of any church, but the idea of the rapture came to mind today while at the service. When asked what she wanted to accomplish in her life, she had been quoted as responding that she wanted to make it into heaven. She made it a prime effort to include everyone that she ran into, at all times, in what she was doing. Her lunch table would be packed with people because she always wanted everyone to have someone to sit with.

This has truly been a trying week for this family, who also exemplifies what really being a good and true person is. It pains me to see the father, who i look up to with immense respect, in such pain and strife over this horrible tragedy.

But once again, it brings to mind the whole rapture idea. Was she taken out of this world because she was , in effect, too good for it? Are people like these two young girls taken to show the rest of us something...or is it just the cold vice of our physical world?

I would love to hear some opinions on death in general, which i know has been covered immensely, but it is always a good topic.

Personally,
I used to believe in the closed circuit of physicality, that nothing outside of the physical world can have an effect on the physical world, and that there is nothign more than the physical world which we see. I cannot hold this point of view and feel honest with myself after this past summer, for various reasons, and i do in fact believe that there is more than meets the eyes, so to say, to this world.

In specifics, i dont really have any answers. I dont hold any religious preference, i just believe there is more out there.

--Krem


--------------------
"Human suffering has been caused because all too many of us cannot grasp that words are only tools for our use, and that the mere presence of a word in the dictionary does not mean it necessarily refers to something definitive in the real world"
--Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene"

"It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours."
-George Gissing

"Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if he was surrounded by bread."
--Fyodor Dostoevsky


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSource
Remainder of anUnbalancedEquation
Male

Registered: 07/28/03
Posts: 667
Loc: Outer Darkness
Last seen: 3 years, 1 day
Re: Deaths for a reason? [Re: Kremlin]
    #3270207 - 10/24/04 03:40 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I am very sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I realy don't know if there are any answers that we can understand. Some people are just beautiful. They are the light of the world keeping us from falling into darkness.

I think maybe we express what we are in life. She was beautiful when she came into the world so I don't know why it would be her beauty and goodness that took her out.

Sorry...I realy don't know.


--------------------
What you're searching for is what's searching.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefaslimy
Dead Man
 User Gallery
Registered: 04/04/04
Posts: 3,436
Last seen: 11 months, 14 days
Re: Deaths for a reason? [Re: Source]
    #3270260 - 10/24/04 03:53 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Death is meaningless and empty, as is life.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Rapture
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Frog 3,376 64 04/17/04 12:12 AM
by SporeX
* Who's up for The Rapture? Or spontaneously
( 1 2 all )
GnuBobo 2,128 38 10/28/04 04:43 PM
by Moonshoe
* Who here fears death?
( 1 2 3 all )
Dreamer987 2,264 49 12/18/04 12:11 AM
by liveby
* Demystifying the rupture/rapture! gettinjiggywithit 743 5 04/08/05 04:24 PM
by JacquesCousteau
* The Rapture Irradiated_Feces 587 7 03/04/05 12:01 AM
by Psychoactive1984
* Fake Rapture??? Seeking_Gnosis 1,119 8 03/20/04 10:25 PM
by silversoul7
* Can I stop thinking of death as a negative thing? Help me?
( 1 2 3 4 all )
MOTH 3,754 72 06/02/04 02:16 PM
by Swami
* Death and destruction for the bettering of mankind.
( 1 2 all )
tak 2,375 27 07/15/06 01:11 AM
by dblaney

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Diploid, DividedQuantum
323 topic views. 0 members, 3 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Phytoextractum
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.03 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.