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Old 08-02-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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What comes after death?

What do you all think?

I personally believe that there is a God. There has to be, if there wasn't, where would everything that exists come from? Since I believe in God, I believe that there is life after death. I don't believe that anybody goes to hell for eternity (not even Hitler); because to go to hell for eternity, you would have to commit an infinite amount of sins and that is impossible. I believe that after death, we all go to purgatory for however long we need to according to how many sins we commited. So Hitler would be in purgatory much longer then Gandhi, for instance. After purgatory we all go to heaven. And I think heaven is where infinite happiness is. I think there has to be life after death. If there wasn't, then what would be the point of life? Life is a struggle, there has to be ultimate happiness at the end. And I think that death is not the end, it is just the beginning.

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P.S. What does everyone think about animals? As far as animals go, I would like to believe that they go to heaven as well. But then does that mean ALL animals? Even amoeba?

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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I would agree with you, except that I also believe that there is an afterlife. Meaning that your soul can transcend into a new body and you're born all over again. I'm a strong believer in that; I've even gotten into heated debates over it before.

There are so many questions that we'll never know the answer to.

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Good question. Christianity probably borrowed the concept of "hell" from Zoroastrianism, but we made one major tweak: Zoroastrians believe that, in the end, everyone, including those in hell, will go to Heaven. When the Earth is destroyed, those in hell are purified by fire, those permanently frozen in stone in purgatory ("hamistigan") are reanimated, and the good souls on Earth feel nothing but a pleasant warmth.

Anyway, it's worth noting that the Apostle's Creed notes that Jesus descends into hell and raises the souls in hell into Heaven. That was the role of the "saoshyant" ("Savior") in Zoroastrianism. Conventional Christian scholars, of course, are quick to dismiss any connection to a non-Christian religion.

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Yeah, hinduism and scientology both believe in your soul changing from body to body.

But there is one thing about this that don't sit right with me. If our souls just keep changing from body to body, then what is the point? You know what I mean? Like where is the end, paradise? That's why I believe in something more after death.
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What comes after death?
A funeral.
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Old 08-02-2005, 03:17 PM   #6
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The same thing as what comes before you are born - absence of existence.
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I'm guessing there's nothing after death, but it's impossible to know really. And I'm fine with that, I'm more interested in life anyway.
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:03 PM   #8
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I won't know until I get there but I hope I end up someplace nice.
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I don't believe in heaven or hell-I personally like the idea of reincarnation . Or coming back as a ghost .

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I'm forced to believe in an afterlife. There has to be an ultimate form of Justice in the universe, otherwise it's just us...the scariest thought imaginable.
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I'd like to believe in afterlife or re-incarnation, but I'm also forced to admit that just because I'd really really like there to be a point to life doesn't mean there actually is one.
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Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar

A funeral.
And estate taxes.

Depending on the choice we make, we will experience something better than we can imagine or something worse than we can imagine.
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