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    I reckon there's, well, absolutely nothing.

    Your brain dies so you can't think any more, so you can't really care about the fact that you're dead.

    Just sayin'
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    (Original post by Asuna Yuuki)
    I reckon there's, well, absolutely nothing.

    Your brain dies so you can't think any more, so you can't really care about the fact that you're dead.

    Just sayin'
    Of course, but that's all once you're dead already. I wanted to know what people think whilst they're still alive

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    (Original post by macsalaama)
    Of course, but that's all once you're dead already. I wanted to know what people think whilst they're still alive
    Well, I guess I don't fear death because of that ~ we just live what we can and try and survive as long as possible, everything comes to an end some day :cute:
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    Mainly my desire to see lost family and friends again is the reason why i believe in life after death
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    (Original post by ModernGoodGuy)
    Haha yeh it's a combination of two passages of the bible which is strange way to comfort me if I was an atheist

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    Duly noted:yy:
    Afterlife seems to differ depending on who you're talking to. Do you believe in the typical heaven and hell, or something different?

    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    I don't believe in a life after death but my fear of death remains the same unfortunately. And my fear of death does not encourage me to want to believe in an afterlife either.
    If you don't mind me asking, Is it death you're scared of or the process of dying?

    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    There's a theory relating to this, attributing many cultural constructs to fear of death. Let me try and find it. Here we go, Terror Management Theory.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_management_theory
    Really good reading actually.
    Thanks boss, I'll read it :yy:

    " The simplest examples of cultural values that manage the terror of death are those that purport to offer literal immortality "
    I've always disliked the thought of immortality. Maybe that plays a roll in why I don't believe in life after death 🤔

    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    I feel like, there must be some spiritual thing going on when you're dead. Like, idk it might even be that you can hear people at your grave or something... and if you're cremated then you're OMG imagine you could hear whales if your ashes were chucked in an ocean.
    I'm not sure if that's comforting or terrifying the whales would just gobble up the ashes.



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    I guess its hard to comprehend how my entire consciousness will ultimately end up being nothing. That doesn't make me believe in an afterlife though. I've always craved the numbness of it all, to be nothing and to feel nothing.
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    (Original post by macsalaama)

    If you don't mind me asking, Is it death you're scared of or the process of dying?


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    Both if I'm honest, although I know that the process of dying will (hopefully) be only momentary. Oblivion is eternal or never-ending, and the idea of there being total nothing-ness forever is utterly terrifying to me. Of course before I was born I was non-existent then, and I was totally unaware of it. But maybe that is what fuels the fear that I have, because imagining being non-existent gives me an idea of how final it will be overall.

    It's made me wonder whether many religious people chooseto believe in an afterlife, because they want it to exist, rather than because they know deep-down that it does.
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Both if I'm honest, although I know that the process of dying will (hopefully) be only momentary. Oblivion is eternal or never-ending, and the idea of there being total nothing-ness forever is utterly terrifying to me. Of course before I was born I was non-existent then, and I was totally unaware of it. But maybe that is what fuels the fear that I have, because imagining being non-existent gives me an idea of how final it will be overall.

    It's made me wonder whether many religious people chooseto believe in an afterlife, because they want it to exist, rather than because they know deep-down that it does.
    It can be a daunting thought, but peaceful too in some ways :yep:


    It is a comforting thought knowing this isn't the end, I guess it makes dying easier?
    But at the same time, why do we want to live for as long as possible if this world is only temporary? (No need to answer this, just throwing random thoughts and questions around lol)

    The same could be said about God. Is He real or do we want him to be the reason behind our existence and/or the one to ensure justice is served regardless of what happens here on Earth... that's a topic for another day.

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    (Original post by macsalaama)
    As the title says, what are your thoughts?
    Think about the oblivion that existed in the time before you were born, that's what I believe will be after death
    All meaning in this life is created in our minds, our ultimate and true existential nature is that very oblivion, and you don't have to be dead to get in touch with it
    When people practice meditation and mindfulness, they're watching the handprints of life and existence, of nature and this world unfold, at a very deep level you realise that all this meaning is just that, an expression of life, it is not 'you'
    And when you realise that none of it is 'you' and that 'you' therefore are not there to be so called alive or dead in the first place, then again you begin to understand what your true existential nature is

    But that's going deep and most of us just cannot grasp it with all our conditioning of the human ego, if only we put in a lot of effort into our personal growth and actualization
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    (Original post by saeed9731)
    I mean oblivion is cool and all that, but can it beat the 95-96 bulls?
    The 76-77 Canadiens could give them a run though.
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    I'm "scared" in a way of death, but believing in magic isn't the way to deal with that.
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    anything which annoys atheists is good by me
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    (Original post by macsalaama)
    Fear of Hell?
    I can't speak for everyone but eternal life in heaven sounds both boring and creepy too.
    Nobody will be forced to go there if they don't want to. Maybe you'd find the other destination more entertaining.
 
 
 
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