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Old 01-07-2005, 07:13 AM   #16
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yes, of course there is
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:46 AM   #17
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I just hope I don't get reincarnated because I really don't want to go to school again.
I agree, I hope the hindus made the whole thing up. Not to start a religius forum war or anything, but 120 years is the most I can stand in this world of ours (I don't really expect to live 120 years).
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:13 PM   #18
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Maybe this life we have is the afterlife. Nobody said an afterlife had to be eternal (oh, ok...SOME have said that).
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #19
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Just be happy with the lives you've got now you ungrateful sods.

The answer is NO.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #20
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If there is no afterlife, then there is no point in Life. Where did we come from, why are we here, why do we create religion? There are all questions that point to the existence of an after life, not nessecarily the answers to them, but the fact that they are there in the first place. I belive God gave us physical being in order to proove ourselves worthy of heaven. If our souls are not pure, then that will be reflected in our lives. That's what I believe. And if it matters, scientific evidence on an afterlife doesn't mean shit, because the existence of an afterlife wouldn't leave any evidence on this world anyway. It's a whole other plane of being.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:39 PM   #21
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Whether life has a point or not is fairly subjective.

I believe "life" and its "point" is self defined. It's meaningful because we have it.
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Interesting responses, one and all. Seems a bit inconclusive so far!
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:57 PM   #23
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I don't think there is.

But if there is, reincarnation makes the most sense to me. I just can't see sitting around on clouds for ever and ever. (Or burning in hell either -- for all of you who think that's where I'm going. Of course, if I'm going to hell, I guess we'll all just start up "Hell's FYM" and keep debating, 'cause if I'm going there, so are all of you. )
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I find the idea of oblivion scarier than hell.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:17 PM   #25
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I find the idea of oblivion scarier than hell.
Really? That's wild. I've always rather fancied oblivion.
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To be rational is to be agnostic and to take the view that we don't know. However, being an irrational individual myself, I believe in an afterlife, since I feel, and this is why I feel many humans do who choose to instead of being allowed to be guided by their parents, peers, so forth, that religion transcends rationality in it's existence. It is good to drive the point home, though, that logically, a statement that an afterlife exists, is illogical.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:21 PM   #27
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Really? That's wild. I've always rather fancied oblivion.
At least if I go to hell I can meet all the drugged out dead rock stars!
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To be rational is to be agnostic and to take the view that we don't know. However, being an irrational individual myself, I believe in an afterlife, since I feel, and this is why I feel many humans do who choose to instead of being allowed to be guided by their parents, peers, so forth, that religion transcends rationality in it's existence. It is good to drive the point home, though, that logically, a statement that an afterlife exists, is illogical.
Do you mean illogical in the sense that there is insufficient proof? If so, I would agree. It seems to be that stating that there is an afterlife is an extraordinary statement, and therefore requires extraordinary proof. Obviously Christians (for example) would argue that extraodinary proof has already been provided.
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At least if I go to hell I can meet all the drugged out dead rock stars!
And don't forget the holier than thou religious types either, especially the televangalists, they'll be there too. I'm just hoping they'll be in another room.
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And don't forget the holier than thou religious types either, especially the televangalists, they'll be there too.
I know you are joking, but I have seen some sincere televangelists. I've seen a few others that are obviously on the take. We have the Christian channel here on digital TV now but only relatively recently - the Irish mind has not really grown accustomed to televangelists yet.
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