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Featured Aren’t you excited to die!?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Xavier Graham, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    Well? No? You are not excited to die? Me neither. DEATH ANXIETY to the max my dude.
    But isn’t death so exciting, particularly for us here on religious forums? We are all here because of some interest in god or the spirit world or religion and the such. Death is the climax in all of our lives, is it not? Religion and belief in god is particularly interested in death. Specifically, what happens to our consciousness when we die.
    Well, 100 billion humans have already found out what happens after death. I take comfort in that fact. Me, being alive with a few billion other people, I am very much in the minority.
    If the atheists are right, well it’ll sure be boring. Just like sleep. Just like before we were born. If this life is truly it, I gotta stop smoking tobacco! I should do that regardless.
    Some suppose God Himself will meet us face to face! How exciting! Even if we happened to be damned, at least you know for certain God is real. Isn’t that something that some of us strive for? I know I want to know if God is real for sure.
    What if we are like spirits after we die? That’d be cool, I think. Be a ghost and stuff. Interact with the world mayhaps.
    If reincarnation is real, what a journey it will be! Spooky if we happen to descend during our journey, but ya know we’d be conscious(?) during our journey.
    If the atheist are right, and we all just turn off when we die, well we won’t be conscious of the answer that there is no god or soul, but that will still be an answer. The most peaceful sleep that will last for eternity. TERRIFYING :eek::oops::eek::eek: (for me at least) but I won’t be conscious to be terrified. I’ll be peacefully dead.
    Anywho, are you excited to die? You might meet god himself! You might get all the answers to all the questions you ever pondered.
     
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  2. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    Why is this in religious debate section? Habit lol hmm where else could this go? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Lord of Animals
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  4. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Blood: thicker than water, so spill it
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    No, I'll not be excited to die, given I believe death will just be the end of life, and the most annoying thing for me (given this belief) is that I won't know what happens to the human race, but then neither will all if correct. But I would still like to know how the human species will get on or end itself. Just being somewhat voyeuristic really though. :oops:
     
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  5. Ella S.

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    I am not an excitable person.

    However, I do support death positivity. I think it's important for us all to come to terms with our own mortality.

    I don't want to live forever, accumulating more and more trauma and grief until my mind is a shambling mess. Death feels like a mercy to me.

    I also see death as returning to the nothingness I came from before I was born. There's something comforting about turning off your thoughts in a silent, still darkness. I do that now to relax as I ease my way to sleep, already. I like sleep. I think it's fitting that I would get to finally rest after a long (or short, never know) lifetime of work. I do look forward to it, in a sense, to finally be at peace.

    But I have other things I would rather do for awhile first, so I'm content to wait to die for now.
     
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  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Nice heading to the topic. Excited? Why should I be? It will happen when it will. Till then, let me enjoy life, family, food, discussions at RF, etc.
    I have no interest in Gods and Goddesses (they are mythological stories). I do not believe in soul or spirit. Death for me is just another change in what constitutes me, atoms (Brahman). They are eternal. They existed before my birth, they will exist after my death.
    I will have no rebirth, except that these atoms will disperse and become part of millions of living and non-living things. I am not going to meet my ancestors or any departed member of family, friends or enemies.
    I already have answers to all questions, so, no questions to any God even if I suppose I will meet one. I understand life.
     
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  7. RestlessSoul

    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    This book is one of my most precious possessions. The poems are full of the fragile beauty of life; everything which comes to be must shortly pass away…

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    Here’s one pretty much at random;

    The night I understood
    this is a world of dew,
    I woke up from my sleep

    -Retsuzan 1826
     
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  8. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    Added it to my book wishlist! Excited to read it.
     
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    Sheldon Well-Known Member

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    The way my luck has been lately, it just might be. ;):D
     
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    No, I am not exited to die. And I don't think death is the exiting thing in religions, it is the after life. :D

    In Biblical point of view, righteous people don't die, they change.

    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 6:23

    These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
    Mat. 25:46

    But about the dead, that they are raised; haven’t you read in the book of Moses, about the Bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken.”
    Mark 12:26-27
     
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  11. Secret Chief

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    Will there be cake?
     
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  12. Secret Chief

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    I feel a purchase coming on.

    Gassho.
     
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  13. Bathos Logos

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    You won't be "there" to be bored.

    No, nothing like sleep. No dreaming. No subconscious thinking going on. None of this.

    Yes - just like this. There is a specific and obvious reason why you can't remember anything before you were born. If "the atheists are right" (this isn't entirely accurate, but I know where you're aiming with it), then there is no assessing, no thinking, no remembering, no figuring out, no eureka moments, etc. It's not that "nothing matters" - you don't even get to assess or contemplate or lament "matters" at all. "You" is no longer a thing.

    Still here you are thinking you will "receive answers". An "answer" is no longer pertinent for you. You aren't the receiver of anything. You're gone. Entirely gone.

    I think this is why the idea of an afterlife is so second nature for people to adopt and assume. They simply can't imagine the universe without their "self" in it. Even when talking about their obliterated state they can't help but use words like "I will" or "it will be". Those ideas aren't relevant to a state of total annihilation of the self. There is no "I". There is no "be".
     
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    Not if I get there first!
     
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  15. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Veteran Member

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    What, you wouldn't share? :(
     
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  16. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Veteran Member

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    Reminds me of
    Poems for Life. (Ed. Laura Barber)

    - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penguins-Poems-Life-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140424709/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2TQQ6FWUF24AB&keywords=poems&qid=1655740501&s=books&sprefix=Poe,stripbooks,75&sr=1-5

    The poems are categorised by the "seven ages of life"...

    The final three sections are:
    Getting older, looking back
    Intimations of mortality
    Mourning and monuments
     
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    Its cake! For there to be any left, you'd have to get there rather quickly.
     
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  18. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    I'm afraid of losing the progress I've made in this life, of all of my accomplishments being for nothing. I believe the desolation of The Sum of Awe comes after his death, and if there even is much of a legacy of him then that too is only temporary.

    That's what scares me most about death. But I suppose that's why you try to make yourself feel fulfilled during life. Instead of relying on your goals to make you happy you've got to be happy chasing your goals.
     
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  19. Secret Chief

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    And there I was, thinking you were a caring, sharing sort of person....
     
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  20. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    I am looking forward to the expansion of consciousness I believe occurs at death. It's like removing the clunky outercoat (physical body). I am in no rush to speed up my death, but I would be against artificially prolonging when the body fails.

    I have all my worldly affairs in order, so I am comfortable dying even if it's before I click 'Post Reply' and none of you see this, LOL.
     
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