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Life after Death
Member Name: savmot
Life after Death
Advantages: Eternal life :)
Disadvantages: Being dead :)
The first mistake that people make when talking about life after death, God, and spirits etc, is that in their head they tend to make an automatic link with religion.
Well, life after death can't be real, because christianity is clearly a pile of garbage.
I would agree. Religion is garbage.
The two, life after death, and religion, are different things. One is a belief in something, and the other is a form of social control designed to scare people into behaving themselves.
More and more people today than ever before would describe themselves as spiritual. They believe in God, Angels, spirits, ghosts, the power of the human mind and power of thought and healing, and the after life, but a lack of a belief in rules set by this egotistical, childish bearded little man.
An atheist friend of mine got extremely angry about me refusing to deny the existence of God, and ghosts etc. I was at a place in my life where I neither believed, nor disbelieved. Noone can know for certain, that is rational thought. Noone can know.
He started raving at me. 'Don't be so damn STUPID! if someone claimed to see a big purple dragon floating around in space would you believe them!!!'
To which I replied 'Mate, If billions of people throughout history had all claimed that they'd seen this big purple dragon, I would entertain the idea that maybe it's a possibility that they might have done.'
I do believe in the after-life. Partly because I know people who have died, and come back (to life again...I mean), partly because my mother has recently developed her abilitys as a medium, plus a few other reasons that I will keep to myself.
Many people who don't believe in life after death, may find themselves believing in the power of positive thinking, and yet the reality of both of these is based in exactly the same thing.
That being that everything is energy.
Every single thing is energy.
Physicists are now beginning to discover this. The only thing that seperates it, the only reason you can tell the difference between your body and your TV is because of the different way and speed of which the energy is vibrating. Hence the attitude of 'we are all one'. This is not metaphorical, this is literal.
If everthing is energy, you, your thoughts (some beleive your thoughts are the most powerful form of energy, hence movements like 'The Secret' and 'The law of attraction')
The thing about energy is that it cannot be destroyed. It can change form, but can't be destroyed.
Many people don't believe in the afterlife because 'It goes against science', although, what they mean when they say that is that 'science hasn't discovered it yet.
Well, to be fair, humans have been around a hell of a long time, and we've only recently got the internet. So, to be fair, I think the secrets of life and the universe may take us a little longer....
I read an interesting phrase the other day 'Physicists are todays mystics'
They are starting to learn things about the nature of things that some spiritualists have been saying for many many years. 'We are all one' as an example.
Life after death does not mean necessarily that a 'you' with exactly the same conciousness is going to float up into the air, with your face, wearing you clothes, and still liking and believing in the same things as you, and you're going to spend eternity sat on a cloud, playing the harp and eating philidelphia on bagels.
Think outside of human and earthly possibilities.
There's endless possibilities and worlds out there.
Summary: In endless time, space and possibilities,I find the idea that 'this' is all there is really unlikely