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Old 11-15-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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What do you believe that will happen after your life ends?
What was the meaning of your life, what did you live for?

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think life is absurd. I live for my pleasure and for the pleasure of those I care for.

Happen after my life ends? Well, life will go on, of course.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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I don't know and it doesn't matter one bit to me. If when I die, that's all.....well, that's Ok with me. If there is some sort of life afterwards.....well, that's ok too. I'll get what I deserve.

There may be something in reincarnation. IF we are pretending and speculating about what may or may not be, reincarnation with the soul coming back as dogs would explain a lot. It would explain why some dogs are soooooo mistreated. Maybe they could sit there in their chains, without food or water, and think about how they lived when they were humans. Then, there are the beloved pets that bring joy to their owners. They must be the souls of good people. Just speculation....not what I really believe.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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After I die, I guess my body will decompose, and my remaining friends and family will remember me fondly.

I know you did not say it specifically, but just because I don't believe in God it does not mean my life does not have meaning. I live to enjoy fun days with my friends and family, I live for amazing powder days on the ski slopes, I live for those endless summer days where I can hike or bike or just enjoy myself. I like to live my life as a good steward to the environment.

I am not sure how religions person = meaningful life, non-religious = no meaningful life.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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What do you believe that will happen after your life ends?
What was the meaning of your life, what did you live for?

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Answer to the first question: I turn into worm food.

Second question: I live for today and make the most of my life because I know it's the only one I get. I try new things, travel as much as possible, learn as much as I can, and do everything possible to immerse myself in the world.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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The planet will keep right on spinning after I'm gone. But I hope that I'll have contributed in some small way to making a better world for the next ones to come.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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As soon as I die my brain function cease, my body starts the decomposing process and that's it. You live, you die. Period. No biggie. Worm food whether I will rot in the ground or be ashes to feed the soil and creatures. It's a pretty important role really.

Hopefully in whatever years I will have had on earth I will have lived a happy, and fulfilling life, been a good and moral person , been loved and loved, travelled, will have had adventures and experienced some of the wonders of our world.

I hope my life will have made a difference and been positive in some ways. Life is to be lived, and to have fun as well as taking the duties of being a human being seriously.

As long as I have been decent, reasonably honest, thoughtful and curious about the world I think I will have had a pretty good life and will be ready to "go" for good.

At the end of the day I am not indispensable and am perfectly happy just being a tiny cog in our ecosystem and food chain.

You are born, you live, you die. Sounds pretty good to me.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:45 AM
 
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I've always found it amusing how some people (not pointing to anyone in this thread in particular) find it hard to conceive that humans, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, will turn into worm food after they die--just like EVERYTHING ELSE ON THIS PLANET. But instead, they must argue "No no! I'm special! I'm more special than that! " Such ridiculousness is always good for a laugh in the morning.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:00 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies people!

One more question, what does love mean to you?
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Boise
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What do you believe that will happen after your life ends?
What was the meaning of your life, what did you live for?

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1) nothing, i will feed the worms

2) i don't know, i'm pretty sure that there is no meaning to life, and if there is, it's way over any of our heads. i live for the sake of living and getting what enjoyment out of the process i can while trying to bring some enjoyment to others along the way. i don't know what the meaning of life is, and i don't care. i am here and i plan to make the most of it. interesting enough and somewhat unrelated, the reason i choose no religion is because in my opinion it kind of cheapens life...
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