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Old 05-20-2019, 05:09 AM
 
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That is pretty bleak...we just live 70-80 yrs (give or take), and then just Not exist anymore, in ANY capacity!!

Whats the point of all this then? Why bother caring about how we live our lives or the things we do?
Do you love anyone? A child, maybe a spouse?

Do you ever tell that person "You know, I wouldn't even bother with you if there wasn't a big prize waiting for me after I die!".

Because that's what you're saying. And it's pitiful.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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Good vibrations =/= excitations
I'm pickin' up something here... and it's giving me a strange urge to go surfing...

Is this what happens after we die?
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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That is pretty bleak...we just live 24 HOURS (give or take), and then just Not exist anymore, in ANY capacity!!

Whats the point of all this then? Why bother caring about how we live our lives or the things we do?
FIFY. Sincerely, the Mayfly
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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That is pretty bleak...we just live 70-80 yrs (give or take), and then just Not exist anymore, in ANY capacity!!


Whats the point of all this then? Why bother caring about how we live our lives or the things we do?
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Do you love anyone? A child, maybe a spouse?

Do you ever tell that person "You know, I wouldn't even bother with you if there wasn't a big prize waiting for me after I die!".

Because that's what you're saying. And it's pitiful.
BOOOOOOM! Spot on.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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I'm pickin' up something here... and it's giving me a strange urge to go surfing...
Is this what happens after we die?
Seems to me surfing for the dead must wait until Resurrection Day ( meaning Jesus' coming 1,000-year day of governing over Earth )
We can be assured that ' No one dead is in any pain ' because Jesus taught ' sleep in death ' at John 11:11-14.
Jesus was well educated in the old Hebrew Scriptures which also teach ' sleep in death ':
- Such as: Psalms 6:5; 13:3; 115:17; 146:4; Isaiah 38:18 and Ecclesiastes 9:5 that the dead know nothing.
So, the dead know nothing but sleep until awakened on Resurrection Day.- Rev. 1:18
That is when ' enemy death ' will be No more on Earth - 1st Corinthians 15:24-26; Isaiah 25:8
No one will say, " I am sick...." as per Isaiah 33:24, and all will be healthy as described in the 35th chapter of Isaiah.
This is because mankind will see the return of the Genesis ' tree of life ' on Earth as mentioned at Rev. 22:2.
This is why we are all invited to pray the invitation of Rev. 22:20 for Jesus to come !
Come and bring blessing benefits to Earth for the ' healing ' of earth's nations - Rev. 22:2
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Yes, but the amazing part of my experience is that my sense of Self is now a part of the ONENESS. I used the analogy of the Wave at a sporting event to inadequately convey it. That went against my expectations of Nirvana in the Buddhist concept.
Like a memory of my father's hand shake. The one thing I took from him, I can close my hand and feel his hand to this day.

Your claim can be linked back to the standard model ... easily.

I have no problem with it.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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That is pretty bleak...we just live 70-80 yrs (give or take), and then just Not exist anymore, in ANY capacity!!
Why should you be different than any other organism?


What makes you so special that you should get a free pass to some mythical eternity?


To even suggest that, is indicative of an ethnocentric view.

You're not really all that different than the 100s of Millions of other organisms existing now or that are extinct.

You're structurally different with greater agility, dexterity and mobility than other organisms, and your brain has developed to allow greater cognitive ability.

But, 90% of your DNA isn't even you, it's everything that lived before you, so any claim that you are different fails, since only 10% of your DNA is actually different.

Seeing how everyone just blinks out, it's probably best to avail yourself of every opportunity that presents itself, so that you can have the widest range of experiences.

I used to feel sorry for people who never traveled outside the county where they were born, but not any more. I realize they're just as dumb and stupid as Homo Erectus, and they're not even smart enough to know what they're missing. Ignorance truly is bliss, so just let them be.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:06 PM
 
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Do you really believe YOU are a mere complex volume of interactions? Do you truly believe that the intelligent rational being I am conversing with does not really exist as a composite Being comprised of some form of energy?

the interactions are the energy potentials (what ever is it is) interacting. The complex set of interactions is empirical, we can point to it. You field is as yet unknown, I am not o sure why you need it.

Be that as it may ... Thats why trans and his iron curtain gang run so fast from it. I stack up complexity vs volume ratio up next to "deny everything because theist can use it and make atheism harder to sell" and they have no choice but to run ... don't they.

let alone a measurement ... and poof ... to the cross we go. Exactly like they did to jesus.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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I used to feel sorry for people who never traveled outside the county where they were born, but not any more. I realize they're just as dumb and stupid as Homo Erectus, and they're not even smart enough to know what they're missing. Ignorance truly is bliss, so just let them be.
Traveling to China in 2006 was very interesting, but it’s not like it was some kind of “orgasmic” experience. . I really don’t “feel sorry” for anyone who hasn’t been to China.

Most people simply don’t have the financial means to travel to distant lands. It’s not willful ignorance that prevents them from going.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Seeing how everyone just blinks out, it's probably best to avail yourself of every opportunity that presents itself, so that you can have the widest range of experiences.

I used to feel sorry for people who never traveled outside the county where they were born, but not any more. I realize they're just as dumb and stupid as Homo Erectus, and they're not even smart enough to know what they're missing. Ignorance truly is bliss, so just let them be.
The first paragraph is easy to agree with.
That last one is absurd and very objectionable
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