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Old 08-09-2011, 01:52 PM
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Default Suppose you have two options after dieing

Ok, I'm going to put forth two scenarios that happen after you die. Not in a sense of which is more likely to happen, just given the two options, which would you take. You have to pick one option, and you cannot break the rules.

1. After you die, you are dead. There is no endless blackness, no endless whiteness, nothing. No thought processing, simply dead forever, it's over.

2. After you die, you begin a new life as another person on Earth. What happens during that life could be any number of things, but you will always begin your life again as a person on Earth at some point from 1990- later. You will never gain immortality. Even if science manage to let people live millions, or billions of years, you will still die eventually, and then restart as a baby human after dieing. Also, there is no way you will ever know anything of your past lives, or have any recollection of them, and you will have no idea what happens after you die. IE: Each time you 'reincarnate' you are left to wonder what will happen after that life, and essentially after each cycle, that person you were is dead, and you cannot obtain any recollection of being them, or any idea that you restart life after you die.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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I do not understand how they are distinguishable. In what sense is the person in the second option, "me?"
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:30 PM
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those two options are basically the same.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:01 PM
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To me too they are basically the same. Is either one better though? Would you choose one over the other, and if so, why?

Fundamentally they are the same, but they are also rather different.
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"Pardon me, I wanna live in a fantasy"

"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:40 PM
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I guess I'd pick #2. Doing things is what I like to do.





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Old 08-10-2011, 01:58 AM
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1. 2 violates the laws of thermodynamics, and they amount to the same thing.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:01 AM
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Both of these don't account for this: What about the journey of the soul? Surely even after option 2 you would have to die for good and you would have to transcend the physical.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:31 AM
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Or, the mind is a function of the hardware. It doesn't survive any more than a program in a computer's memory does when that memory is powered down
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:45 AM
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fact is in these theories no one is right because none of us has died and came back and told us *shrugs*
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:58 PM
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I'd pick 1. Just one good life is enough to keep me happy for eternity.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:32 PM
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^What that guy said.

Though I guess my one question would be is; Do you know that you will be reborn, or is it always unknown to you, no matter how many times you are 'recycled'?
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:17 PM
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HNM: As you can see in the OP, it's a hypothetical situation.

As for what I'd choose, number 2 - I'd rather have an eternity of experiencing life than an eternity of nothingness.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:37 AM
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personally, i don't want to question my afterlife, because i personally don't care what happens.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:39 AM
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HNM: As you can see in the OP, it's a hypothetical situation.

As for what I'd choose, number 2 - I'd rather have an eternity of experiencing life than an eternity of nothingness.
But you wouldn't know.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:02 AM
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What?

What about option 3?

3) Turn into a ghost and scare the **** out of people.

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