people usually disregard insects and samller animals when it comes to the afterlife but the way i see it we are all just animals and when we die we lose consciousness for forever. anyone want to try to change my opinion
There's no reason to, those christfags for instance cannot prove to you that they are more right than Jews or Muslims. You are an animal that can store so much information that now you always know that you're going to die and people try to come up with some form of escapism to deal with it, but as reality demonstrates, the truth isn't always comfortable.
Don't know enough to try to change your opinion
I really don't know
I hope that there's some resolution, that we don't just blank out and leave all of the mysteries of life unsolved
We definitely do die, though, and I highly doubt our personalities and memories are kept intact unless there's some metaphysical server that stores it all
If consciousness does arise after death, it probably won't be "us" who experience it
yeah i agree. just wondering do you ever think about what makes you you? i think about how weird it is that i am me and how im not someone else, like how i have a sense of self. it sounds retarded and probably is but thinking about it trips me out
You live then you die, then you are reborn. Maybe you were a burden to others while you were alive, you might be reborn as a horse, destined to carry the burden of others. You might have lived continuously as a good person, virtuously and without sin. You could be reborn as someone who with great compassion will be able to save this world by conceptualizing a way of life as Jesus or Buddha did. If only those who wish to escape suffering had the strength and wisdom to listen and carry on your legacy.
Listen to your soul, there are plenty of truths out there and if you listen you will hear the truth resonate within you.
Consider the following:
Scenario A: Reincarnation is real. You lived sinfully, you are reborn depending on how you live. Good or bad.
Scenario B: Reincarnation is false, but you lived virtuously and without sin. You would have lived a good live anyways. Sin and desire would have had no control over you. And you wouldn't feel shame of your mortal existence. You die end of story.
Scenario C: You lived sinfully, suffer because of it (cause and effect, law of the universe). You are controlled by your desires of greed, glutton (consumerism), lust etc. You play a game of chance, where you jump from one happiness to another, shamed by your mortal existence, wishing you were a better person. Then you die with regrets and you die forever end of story.
Either way it comes down to how you choose to live your live whether God is real or not. But if you only live for the reward or potential of reward then it is what is. Some people want to be happy from within not having to rely on the fluidity of external stimuli to keep them at peace. Others are just not evolved enough and too animalistic to care enough to be a better person. Like a hungry dog who just wants food.
Eternal return theory is popular these days.
Imagine having to relive your life for all eternity.
Neitzsche talked about ut in the gay science
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'