What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby eric » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:29 am

eynon81 wrote:I think the fear for me is if there is nothing but void am I living my life the say I should?


I don't think I could function in my current form without hope of something beyond this.


I think secretly we all have some sort of hope. I just can't rationalize it beyond faith.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Philly » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:37 am

One life to live - notice you get no sequel.
So I truly gotta live this like my last movie.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby eric » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:46 am

I'm doing that. I'm just questioning why
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Philly » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:48 am

Because no one wants to be Sam Bowie.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Saz » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:33 pm

We are all in a simulation, nothing more than bits and bytes going back and forth on some circuit board somewhere. No more autonomous or unique than our creator programmed us to be. When we cease to live, all it means is that our program has run to completion. Maybe we are immediately reincarnated as the same characters continuously, maybe the computer is turned off for the night by our creator, maybe the creators universe, which is probably a simulation as well, ceases to exist for whatever reason. No point worrying about it or dwelling on it because that would probably take most of the fun and meaning out of life anyway.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Professor » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:39 pm

My thoughts on death and reality?

Death is a reality.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Darkhorse » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:30 pm

Quit thinking so hard. You guys are going to hurt yourselves.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Professor » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:23 pm

Darkhorse wrote:Quit thinking so hard. You guys are going to hurt yourselves.


That was my one thought of the day. Glad that's out of the way and I can go back to being a mindless moron.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby Aaron » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:59 pm

To me, the idea that after we die we are gone, is a gross overestimation of what sentient flesh is capable of. I really don't think it's particularly religious to be comfortable with the idea that we are two things, a physical body and a soul, and the soul is why its riduculous that the lights just go off when you die. Your awareness based on the main senses probably dies, your interpersonal stresses, worries, agendas probably die... but a person is more than the body they inhabit.
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Re: What are your thoughts on death and reality?

Postby exploited » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:07 pm

Aaron wrote:To me, the idea that after we die we are gone, is a gross overestimation of what sentient flesh is capable of. I really don't think it's particularly religious to be comfortable with the idea that we are two things, a physical body and a soul, and the soul is why its riduculous that the lights just go off when you die. Your awareness based on the main senses probably dies, your interpersonal stresses, worries, agendas probably die... but a person is more than the body they inhabit.


To some extent, I agree that consciousness is a sum greater than it's parts. But IMO that doesn't mean it doesn't require biological life to sustain.
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