Do You Believe In An Afterlife?

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  1. Babs Hunt

    Babs Hunt Veteran Member
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    What happens when we die? Do we move on to another existence or is this life all there is?
     
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    No I don't believe in an afterlife, but if I wake up after I have died I would consider it a bonus, but then again if it's an eternal one what to do when you get tired of it. :eek:
     
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    This is one of those things that I will find out when I get there, or I won't. It's nice to hope there is but so far it's not been proven as a fact.
     
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    This is it. Make the most of it.
     
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    Yes, I believe in an afterlife. I've done a lot of reading on that subject, and I'm convinced.
     
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    I'm a little nervous about where I might wind up, however.
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  7. Chrissy Cross

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    I'm confident if there is an afterlife I will be in a good place and that is the beauty of my belief system.
     
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    I take the view that I started as nothing and will end as nothing, so I'll see if I can enjoy the bit in between. I wouldn't, however, recommend any of my organs to anybody. Not that I'm against organ donation, far from it, but I suspect mine are a bit too used to be of much help.
     
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    I wonder about what I would do for and eternity too....as I have a few days when living life on this earth seems a bit to long for me.;)
     
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    Yes @Babs Hunt I have had moments when I can see becoming tired of this life a real possibility, only fleeting, but if I live to 90 I feel I will have had enough. :rolleyes:
     
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    I read alot on that subject too. There is so many interesting stories on people who have been pronounced dead, but then come back to life with stories of an afterlife that they experienced.
     
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    If I'm ageless in my afterlife that wouldn't be so bad, but old and in pain not so great!
     
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    I am assuming in the afterlife you are perfect, at least that is what I have been told, which is my problem as I dislike perfection, hence my penchant for fallen angels:rolleyes:
     
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    Now afterlife really makes no sense to me because if you died as a baby you really wouldn't even have a sense of self or know anything ...that doesn't seem fair.
     
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    From what I recall when I read about all this stuff in my youth, you exist in the spiritual realm, without a body or a personality, a part of the whole, and to comprehend that is beyond us humans, at least this one :rolleyes:
     
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    PS I did read some weird books when I was young :rolleyes:
     
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    I tell my husband something like that when we see on the News people celebrating their 100 birthday, etc. Here I am just about to turn 65 and I can't imagine living to be 100 years old.
     
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    That doesn't appeal to me.:(

    Without my loved ones my life means nothing and I could care less about an afterlife.
     
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    At 65 Babs, I told everyone I intended to live to 139 (not sure why that number ) but have changed my mind since :rolleyes:
     
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    Well since I have actually seen a couple of spirits (or ghosts as some refer to them) there is no doubt in my mind that a spiritual realm exists. :)
     
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    Yeah, being old and in pain on earth is plenty enough of that stuff as far as I'm concerned. If an afterlife does exist where we live for eternity...I'm kind of thinking our bodies would exist differently than they do here on earth, as our earthly bodies would definitely not make it for eternity! :)
     
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    Reincarnation sounded interesting to me...but only if you could pick who or what you wanted to come back as. :) I also read once that we keep coming back until we get whatever lesson we were supposed to learn right. If this is true I will be coming back forever! :D
     
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    Yes that is the theory and when I was young and very attached to life, I thought I would deliberately not learn life's lessons to ensure I had another round, but that has changed as well.
    I can't even remember what the lesson is I am supposed to be working on anymore:eek:;)
     
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    I definitely can understand that Chrissy, and often feel this same way. My life is my family and loved ones! And I don't think life on earth would be worth living without them...so I have to believe if there is an afterlife...my loved ones will be there too sooner or later.
     
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    Tom, I find what you said here very interesting....the part where you take the view that you started as nothing and will end as nothing. I noticed when I started planting things that even though they may have died to what they were at the end of their season, etc., they always seemed to return in some other form...reseeding theirselves at times or ending up as mulch to nourish other plants, etc. Most of life does this in one way or another...so maybe we do too.
     
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