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#1    Blood_Sacrifice

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

Do you ever wish for there to be an afterlife? Note I said "wish" not believe. I am not saying there has to be one, or it is logical/rational enough to believe in one. But do you wish for there to be some kind of existence after this "life", where all wrongs will be corrected and such that. This doesn't have to be the same afterlife concept of most theistic religions, but just some form of existence once you die. Do you wish there to be one?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

I can't say I've really sat around and wished for there to be an afterlife, but the idea of an afterlife of eternal bliss does sound nice.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

It's a nice concept but I haven't ever found myself wishing for it.

I'm a generally good person because it's who I am and who I want to be, not because I'm hoping for a good afterlife.

If there is an afterlife then I'll shake the hand of whoever's up there and congratulate them on how good their hide-and-seek skills are, before being welcomed in with open arms.

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#4    Jacques Terreur

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

i do not WISH for it, but i can imagine that something like a form of life after the one we know is possible. like a "next level" in a video game....


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

Sure, in that for me, it is a nice comfort to ponder for those you love who have died...passed on?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

of course..i mean why not?
i never wish for an afterlife but it would be nice surprise!


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

View PostBlood_Sacrifice, on 06 February 2013 - 11:13 AM, said:

Do you ever wish for there to be an afterlife? Note I said "wish" not believe. I am not saying there has to be one, or it is logical/rational enough to believe in one. But do you wish for there to be some kind of existence after this "life", where all wrongs will be corrected and such that. This doesn't have to be the same afterlife concept of most theistic religions, but just some form of existence once you die. Do you wish there to be one?

I cannot imagine anything worse. The fact that this life is all we've got is what gives it its value.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

Short answer to the question: No.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostEmma_Acid, on 06 February 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:


I cannot imagine anything worse. The fact that this life is all we've got is what gives it its value.
This is a valuable point.  I'm not sure if it is true but I have often though it.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Generally no, but I have often dreamed of being a ghost flying around the cosmos for all
eternity.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

Be careful you may get what you wish for.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Not really. Not for myself at the very least. I think the lyrics from 'All the Way Down' suit my feelings well:
'I can't believe in Hell
but I've got to believe in Heaven
I wouldn't sleep at night not knowing
that you were somewhere better'

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

View PostCradle of Fish, on 06 February 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

Generally no, but I have often dreamed of being a ghost flying around the cosmos for all
eternity.

For all eternity? Alone? And you never get bored?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 06 February 2013 - 01:13 PM, said:



For all eternity? Alone? And you never get bored?

How many alien worlds are out there to visit? How many bizzare star systems and beautiful galaxies? If I got that afterlife I would pity those who go to heaven to gaze at Gods ankles.

I am not a man, merely a parody of one.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostHasina, on 06 February 2013 - 01:13 PM, said:

Not really. Not for myself at the very least. I think the lyrics from 'All the Way Down' suit my feelings well:
'I can't believe in Hell
but I've got to believe in Heaven
I wouldn't sleep at night not knowing
that you were somewhere better'
pfffff.....too bad you can't really have one without the other





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