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Old 07-23-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
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What do you think happens when we die...?

apart from out heart stopping and no longer breathing...do you think we go to another place or is that it..or what would you like to think or believe...?
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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This question

and the FEAR of it

has EMPOWERED those who claim they know this answer for millennia.

to such an extent that people ignore atrocities before their own eyes.

on the belief that after they die, if they do as the empowered ones say, they will have a better outcome than the sufferers they ignore.


Celia,

My answer to you is why does it matter?

Live your life making choices that are correct here and in the moment.

When you leave this moral existence your life will not have been misspent.
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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There is an answer. You can read it for yourself. It doesn't EMPOWER me over any other soul.

Everyone has eternal life. Where you spend it depends on the ONE you know.
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I'll voice what is bound to be an unpopular perspective and say that I'm not sure that humans necessarily have immortal souls. From my reading it would seem to indicate that at least from a Biblical perspective, immortality is a property of the divine and although it can be given as a gift to mortals, it is not a default. The notion of the innate immortal soul seems to be more of a legacy of Greek philosophy than OT Jewish theology. That said, I believe that there has been provision made by God through his Son to extend eternal life to humanity. How exactly and who exactly will be in on that gift, I'm not precisely sure.
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Live your life making choices that are correct here and in the moment.
Oh I totally agree with you!

I don't have any strong beliefs about whether we go to another place or something but I know people that do and am interested in people's religion/beliefs...

I was thinking more along the lines of when you lose someone that you love, do you think they are sometimes still with you etc...but anyway I'm just thinking out loud...
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Oh I totally agree with you!



I was thinking more along the lines of when you lose someone that you love, do you think they are sometimes still with you etc...but anyway I'm just thinking out loud...

I hear you loud and clear.

I live with the beautiful sorrow of having loss more than one loved one.
The sadness is compounded when they have died young.

The memory of them, their love, and decency, the shared joy I had with them lives in my heart. I try and pass on their goodness that they shared with me. To me this is eternal life enough.
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I don't know, and I don't think that anyone really does. Its good to have something you believe in, but when you're on the death bed, with death breathing down your neck, its very different.

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I'd like to believe that we do go on in some form or another after death. But I don't have any definite beliefs on the subject. Maybe life is just a process, and when it stops, well then that's it.
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Whatever the next step is--even though I'm a Christian, I don't count out the possibility of reincarnation--I know that God will be there when I die to explain whatever the next step is.
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The flame that is the human soul is eternal.

It lives on, eventually becoming one with the God father.
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even though I'm a Christian, I don't count out the possibility of reincarnation
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Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment...
-Hebrews 9:27
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It all depends on the meaning of the word "die," doesn't it?

I'm not being coy. I'm serious.
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Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment...
-Hebrews 9:27
According to "Born Agains" they've already died once.
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