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Old 11-04-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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When I get to Heaven, I'll tell Him to go easy on you.
When are ya going?...
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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As I've mentioned in other threads, eternal life seems like one of the worst things I can possibly imagine. I mean what would someone do for eternity? [Assuming eternity exists -which, as finite beings- is impossible for us to even comprehend, much less know if it exists.]

When I was younger, contemplating my own mortality made me somewhat depressed. But now that I'm in my mid-40s, the prospect of ceasing to exist no bothers me. In fact, I take some solace in knowing that all this -my subjective experience- will be over.

To live forever seems absolutely awful to me. The prospect robs life of any and all meaning.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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'People who are miserable would never want eternal life'...
this is what I used to post to Christians thinking this 'eternal' life thing
would be a draw to Jesus. Huh?
How could this possibly interest someone unhappy...and on top of that... thinking
God was a mean punishing Being?

When a person somehow finds the JOY in life, knows the Secret of Life...and thus
happiness and fun and enthusiasm and power and confidence...these are the things
that become enticing enough to want all these neat things to continue
getting better and better.

It's then like a party you don't want to end.

As someone said...'Heaven is like the best org*sm you've ever had but
a 1000xs better that never ends...'...doesn't sound boring to me.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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It's then like a party you don't want to end.
Life is like a party, but someday, eventually we all have to leave the party. The party will continue without us, but we won't know what happens.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:34 PM
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What if you could spend eternity with someone you love?
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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What if you could spend eternity with someone you love?
Good one.

That'll mess with 'em!
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:22 PM
 
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I enjoyed the article, which reminded me of the book Tuck Everlasting. It's about a family that drank from a spring that gave them eternal life during which they remain the age as when they drank the water. The family has to play cat and mouse games because they can't remain in any one town for too long because eventually people will figure out they stay the same age. Of course people discover the water, the young girl who now lives on the property and other adults who are up to no good.

It's well written, with themes adults can relate to, and a good read geared towards the junior high crowd, give or take a few years depending on the individual.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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As I've mentioned in other threads, eternal life seems like one of the worst things I can possibly imagine. I mean what would someone do for eternity? [Assuming eternity exists -which, as finite beings- is impossible for us to even comprehend, much less know if it exists.]

When I was younger, contemplating my own mortality made me somewhat depressed. But now that I'm in my mid-40s, the prospect of ceasing to exist no bothers me. In fact, I take some solace in knowing that all this -my subjective experience- will be over.

To live forever seems absolutely awful to me. The prospect robs life of any and all meaning.
There's a whole Universe...
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:35 PM
 
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What if you could spend eternity with someone you love?
And who would that be?...
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, Deutschland
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As someone said...'Heaven is like the best org*sm you've ever had but
a 1000xs better that never ends...'...doesn't sound boring to me.
In ten billion years it will become boring.

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What if you could spend eternity with someone you love?
In ten bilion years you will be so tired of each other you would want to kill that someone.

I would not mind living to be a hundred (provided I will stay in reasonable physical and mental health). After that I am ready to start fertilizing the flowers.

Even my Gods do not live forever.
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