Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 4
Posted: 12/13/2012 3:14:35 PM EDT
And what made you think the way you do?
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:15:09 PM EDT
Heaven or Hell. The Bible.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:16:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By davisac:
Heaven or Hell. The Bible.
Yep.

Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:16:39 PM EDT
aliens.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:16:42 PM EDT
72 yum yums
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:17:19 PM EDT
I think i'll be chewing on dirt, but who knows? You don't know until yer dead.

Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:18:11 PM EDT
The worms go in and the worms go out...
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:18:18 PM EDT
Rotting in the ground or cremated depending on my preference later in life.

Reality.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:19:03 PM EDT
I've believed in my last life and the one before that. This time round I'm not too sure.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:19:25 PM EDT
1st reply nails it once again
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:19:27 PM EDT
Believe what you want, find out the truth when the time comes.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:20:05 PM EDT



que sera .... sera
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:21:21 PM EDT
I believed that I will be judged by Jesus Christ. i believe that I will go to Heaven.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:24:42 PM EDT
I'm hoping for Elysium, but if I manage to die well, Valhalla

Pagan

That said, if I don't get either, its not like I'd know any better. I can hope and pray though.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:25:22 PM EDT
I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you...
stranger...
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:26:17 PM EDT
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:27:30 PM EDT
I went in for my sleep apnea titration test. I had a "dream" where I met some of my dead relatives, and none of my still living relatives, including my first dog which I had euthanized in 2005. Woke up crying. Told the sleep lab technician that was quite the vivid dream. He said "The EEG showed you weren't dreaming."

Other than that I was involved in two car accidents exactly a year apart on the 10 year and 11 year anniversary of my brother's death. My brother was killed when he was drunk/stoned driving and got out of his car. He was hit by one car then drug by another car. It's probably just a coincidence.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:28:31 PM EDT
I'll come back as a jock strap and play professional football.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:29:02 PM EDT
I believe I will wake up in Rhodesia in 1977.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:29:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:
The worms go in and the worms go out...


Yep, worm food
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 3:31:30 PM EDT by Progun1911]
I'll be pushing up daisy's and food for the worms.

It will be like the last episode of the Sopranos ,lights out !!!
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:32:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 3:35:57 PM EDT by cyrus-the-virus]
I believe I will find out when I get there. I'm in no rush.

ETA: I got tired of people telling me what's going to happen after I die. Most of which has been contradictory.

When it happens it happens, why waste time thinking about it. You'll be there sooner than you'd like.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:33:43 PM EDT
1. Nothing.

2. Common sense.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:33:53 PM EDT
What happens inside a TV when you turn it off/unplug it?
Nothing. It's an shell of parts with no signals moving from the power source or processor.
Just like a like form when the internals quit functioning.

What happens to any other animal I have killed?
It becomes food and part of the Earth again.

What makes me think this way?
Logic....
Only human ego believes that there is more that what is and that somehow we will live on forever.....

We are animals. Get over it.
With a finite existence.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:35:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 3:44:51 PM EDT by reptar_head]
I read the book "Heaven is for real" recently, and it made me believe that there is something after we die. Went to Catholic school from preschool through 8th grade, and by the end of it considered myself an atheist. Thought that way all through high school, and really up until just a few months ago. Went to a funeral for my friends' baby, he was 3 months old. Normal healthy baby that ended up choking on something near as I can put together, they were in no shape to explain what had happened so never found out the details. The priest at the funeral talked about the heaven is for real book, so my girlfriend bought it and it pretty much changed how I look at everything. I am still trying to pinpoint exactly what I believe, but if someone asks me if I'm an atheist anymore, my response is no longer "yes".
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:37:44 PM EDT
Worm Dirt....Too bad it isn't that easy though, cause we will never know....
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:38:45 PM EDT
This

Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
I believed that I will be judged by Jesus Christ. i believe that I will go to Heaven.


Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:38:59 PM EDT
I will find out (or not) when I get there.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:39:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
And what made you think the way you do?




We will all know right after we die.


Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:40:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By reptar_head:
I read the book "Heaven is for real" recently, and it made me believe that there is something after we die. Went to Catholic school from preschool through 8th grade, and by the end of it considered myself an athiest. Thought that way all through high school, and really up until just a few months ago. Went to a funeral for my friends' baby, he was 3 months old. Normal healthy baby that ended up choking on something near as I can put together, they were in no shape to explain what had happened so never found out the details. The priest at the funeral talked about the heaven is for real book, so my girlfriend bought it and it pretty much changed how I look at everything. I am still trying to pinpoint exactly what I believe, but if someone asks me if I'm an athiest anymore, my response is no longer "yes".


I'm surprised that book changed your mind and not Gods book.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:43:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 3:50:48 PM EDT by reptar_head]
The experience of being at a 3 months old funeral and whatnot helped with the mind change I think. An event like that that is more powerful than Gods book to me I guess. Honestly while I was in school and being a kid, the Bible seemed outdated, archaic, not currently relevant, something like that.

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Originally Posted By reptar_head:
I read the book "Heaven is for real" recently, and it made me believe that there is something after we die. Went to Catholic school from preschool through 8th grade, and by the end of it considered myself an athiest. Thought that way all through high school, and really up until just a few months ago. Went to a funeral for my friends' baby, he was 3 months old. Normal healthy baby that ended up choking on something near as I can put together, they were in no shape to explain what had happened so never found out the details. The priest at the funeral talked about the heaven is for real book, so my girlfriend bought it and it pretty much changed how I look at everything. I am still trying to pinpoint exactly what I believe, but if someone asks me if I'm an athiest anymore, my response is no longer "yes".


I'm surprised that book changed your mind and not Gods book.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:46:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:49:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.

Can you explain further?

Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:50:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By peekay:

Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.

Can you explain further?



Yes... Tell us more please.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:51:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


There is something after....what it is I don't knowor understand but there is something.



This is what I believe as well because of a similar event.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:51:50 PM EDT
something terrible
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:52:56 PM EDT
Nothing.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:54:05 PM EDT
“There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?”




― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:54:09 PM EDT
Can't speak for you folks but I believe there is something after this
Can't tell you what it is but I intend to find out
I intend to see my departed family members
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:54:20 PM EDT
My screenname pretty much sums it up.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:54:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By peekay:

Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.

Can you explain further?



I really don't want the GD forum ripping on my experience with my daughter. I will say she said some things I looked into further and there where many commonalities to what others have experienced including those who have been clinically dead and come back. One thing I will say is I no longer fear dying, nor do I welcome it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:55:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By swede1986:
1. Nothing.

2. Common sense.


+1

Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:55:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RabidMonkeyPox:
something terrible




Now that just ain't funny.


Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:55:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
Can't speak for you folks but I believe there is something after this
Can't tell you what it is but I intend to find out
I intend to see my departed family members


You may not so spend your time wisely with them while you can.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:57:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.


I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter. As a father myself, I can't imagine the pain you must have gone through.
As for how your experience relates to the subject at hand, I don't consider anecdotal evidence as actual evidence of life after death. If what happened to you happened to me personally, I still wouldn't believe in life after death because I would have to consider the much more plausible (to me) possibility that I had been overcome by grief and imagined the whole thing.
I base my disbelief in an afterlife on the fact that our personalities have been proven to be a function of our physical brains and studies have shown that changes to our brain chemistry changes who we ARE, right down to the kind of mate we seek, our favorite color and our sense of personal morality. That being the case, how would the construction that we call "us" exist without a physical brain? At best it would be a simulation, not the actual personality that we think of as ourself.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 3:59:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
Can't speak for you folks but I believe there is something after this
Can't tell you what it is but I intend to find out
I intend to see my departed family members


This, the people that die on operating tables and such all have said there is something else out there.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:01:59 PM EDT
I died. It was not unpleasant. There was something there. They brought me back. It was not comfortable but it was what I was supposed to do. I don't fear death but I have not done what I am supposed to do, yet. My father, grandfathers and some others are waiting for me.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:05:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 4:05:58 PM EDT by pavil58ar]
I tend to think it is going to akin to turning the lights off when you leave the room...but I'm not sure because when my Dad died 12 years ago I was right beside him and moments after he died I looked over my left shoulder towards the ceiling at a corner of the room. I don't know why I did that since Dad was right in front of me as I held him, Mother and Sister were on the other side of the bed. No one else in the room. So I guess I don't know.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:09:34 PM EDT
I don't know.

If I had to guess, I'd say being dead is what you experienced before you were born. Remember all that?

But that's just a guess. I really don't know.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:09:58 PM EDT
Our souls are eternal.
Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:10:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By onewhodoesnotsleep:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Nonexistence. Just like before birth.


I figured the same until I lost my daughter a year and a half ago, she was 17 and her death was tragic and unexpected.. She spent some time with me one night a few weeks after she passed and I wasn't dreaming. Changed my whole perspective of my thought on this. There is something after....what it is I don't know or understand but there is something.


I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter. As a father myself, I can't imagine the pain you must have gone through.
As for how your experience relates to the subject at hand, I don't consider anecdotal evidence as actual evidence of life after death. If what happened to you happened to me personally, I still wouldn't believe in life after death because I would have to consider the much more plausible (to me) possibility that I had been overcome by grief and imagined the whole thing.
I base my disbelief in an afterlife on the fact that our personalities have been proven to be a function of our physical brains and studies have shown that changes to our brain chemistry changes who we ARE, right down to the kind of mate we seek, our favorite color and our sense of personal morality. That being the case, how would the construction that we call "us" exist without a physical brain? At best it would be a simulation, not the actual personality that we think of as ourself.



Could be... I doubt it though. I was awake, tired but awake. I had no experience with the things she told but me what she told there where many commonalities to what others have said or gone through. The experience itself was truly unbelievable so I can understand the doubt. If I was reading this from someone else I would think exactly what you are. Heck I did think that way! I am keeping alot of details of what happened during and my research after but my conclusion is something is there and its not necessarily "religious" in the nature we think of. More of a collective if that makes sense.
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 4
Top Top