Thoughts on death

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  1. Entoloma43

    Entoloma43 Well-Known Member

    I've realized the question "what happens after we die" doesn't make sense.

    For example purposes, let's define the death of a human when the heart stops beating. (For long period of time of course). Death would then be, simply the absence of a beating heart. Death is the absence of life.

    For another example purpose, let's use a remote control on a tv. When it no longer has batteries, it can no longer function. The remote control "dies" when the batteries are no longer working. Death is the absence of working batteries.

    What happens after a human or a remote control dies? The question doesn't really make sense, because death is simply the absence of life.
  2. Fuzzy Monkey

    Fuzzy Monkey Well-Known Member

    mmm intresting lol, ive heard that the body decays and the spirt or soul rises but im not sure about it.
  3. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    I personally believe that nothing happens after you die, you die and then rot in the ground. Lovely, eh?
  4. Mashimarokashi

    Mashimarokashi New Member

    I really don't think it's possible to clarify what exactly happens after death. I know the body fades, but I think, in a spiritual/soul aspect of it, it's eternal. Whether it's by reincarnation, heaven or hell judgement, or any other belief- I don't think the spirit ever really goes away after the body dies.
  5. Ramino

    Ramino Member

    i believ that you die and rot, and your energy still live thru other forms... plants above the ur grave and stuff, it as the physics people say, 'energy is never created or destroyed only transformed'
  6. Hobo Bob

    Hobo Bob Guest

    The worms start up a gambling casino and diner in your large intestine.
  7. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    Depends if you think life is contained within a beating heart or batteries. I don't see human beings as equivalent to remote controls or machines although people can appear very mechanical and I do feel like I live in a very sterile world which is suffocating.

    Death to me means lots of things. Dying means lots of things. There is physical death- like the one you mention but also emotional death, spiritual death...the 'little death'...

    I don't think things ever stop. I do think things go on. So maybe I do think there is an 'afterlife' because everything is connected somehow, there is an 'after life' because when someone dies, life does go on. Life doesn't stop. (I used to go to school near a cemetery and see hearses come by all the time.) Not only that, everyone is connected in some way to something, whether it be something you touch, the ground you walk on, the people you talk to. Is life contained within a body or within an organ or is it through words, through actions, through moving objects through space, through forming connections to people? When I physically die, my body will decay or perhaps it'll be burnt and the energy would then transfer to my physical environment, the air, or the soil. Spiritually, I'd like to think that this would be the same...that physically/spiritually I'm very much the same- I don't think there is a split. Are inanimate things dead just because they can't do things according others' standards of 'living'? Look at that remote control, just because those batteries aren't working doesn't mean that it can't have other uses other than doing what you wanted it to do, or whatever the inventors of that remote control intended it to do. I've felt like I've been dead or struggling with death, feeling dead for years. I felt that I wasn't living. But when I look back I was struggling and in that struggle there was a lot of life there, even though I thought I was dead. Things have changed drastically for me recently- and that's where I'll always know that everything is in constant flux, even if on one level I'm frustrated with feeling stagnant (because I can't see movement) there is a lot going on within me and around me which is moving and will eventually come to the fore if I'm open to it, and in time.
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  8. Bigman2232

    Bigman2232 Well-Known Member

    Death is death. It is inevitable and it is something that unites everyone. We all die. Well at least I haven't met anyone who is immortal. The idea of an "afterlife", for a lack of a better term, is simply something that was created to make people feel better. It gives people hope that there is something more than the life that they have already experienced. It takes away the realizing that what we do now is it and replaces it with the whole second chance to live idea.

    I personally wish people would stop worrying about something that 1) isn't going to go anywhere if it does exists 2) may not even exist in the first place and focus on the now. We know now exists and we can decide what we do in our life and what we can do for others.

    I don't give a second thought to what will happen when I die. I'm too busy trying to just live in the world I know exists now.
  9. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    I believe in Heaven and that spirits go there when they die. I don't know about Hell. I mean... I believe in it but I have no idea who is going there and who is going to Heaven. I just like to think everyone is going to the party in the sky. ;)
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