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do you believe in an afterlife? S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Mar 24th '13

I'm doing a philosophy argument on why I believe there is an afterlife.



So I'm curious, what does everyone else think?



I'm not trying to start a religious debate. Just a plain yes/no why/why not.



Personally, I do believe there is something. What that something is, obviously I will not know until I die.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 24th '13

I really don't know what I believe.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Mar 24th '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I really don't know what I believe."


that's how I was all through my early teens, even now sometimes. Just with some miraculous experiences I have, and the death of close loves ones, I believe there is something after we die. Hopefully. lol

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Mar 24th '13

The idea of anything being after is implausible to me. I believe there is nothing.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
Mar 24th '13

Nope, I don't know why I believe that there is no afterlife, I guess the idea just doesn't make any sense to me.



I do wonder if I'll change my mind as I get older though.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Mar 24th '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" The idea of anything being after is implausible to me. I believe there is nothing."


why? just because?



I'm just curious of other's thoughts on this.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
Mar 24th '13

Energy cannot be created or destroyed. I believe that the afterlife is just some great source of energy where are one with "God" and yet aware of our lives on Earth. For some there is joy in this, but for some agony because we reach "enlightenment" and can see the truth of our actions in life without the limitation of our earthly perspective.

Serial Mom ✄ 2 kids; Michigan 2710 posts
Mar 24th '13

I don't believe there is. I want there to be, but I just can't buy into it. People are afraid of death so that's why the idea of heaven was created, I believe. We think with our brain, it controls everything. When that shuts down, we are gone. There is no way to exist without your brain/body. I guess I have a very scientific view on things.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
Mar 24th '13
Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:" why? just because? I'm just curious of other's thoughts on this. "


I don't believe in a god in any form, either. The simplest explanation is that none of these things exist. I don't spend much time thinking about it. I know I won't know for sure until I die, and I'd rather live in such a way that this is all we have and we ought to cherish it, rather than hold out for something no one can possibly KNOW exists.



Gods, afterlife, all that just seems implausible enough to me that it may as well be impossible. I'm an atheist more than agnostic.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Mar 24th '13

nah.




i dont believe in souls, ghosts, demons, afterlives, people looking down on you, god, reincarnation....



what we are is what we are, if you want to call that a soul -cool. I just think when our bodies die, so does our consciousness. to think we live this life just so we can prepare for another seems dumb to me. when you are gone you are gone. I think its pretty egotistical to think we are anything more than any other living form on this planet.



but to each their own, and im all for people having something to believe or a reason that helps them cope with life or whatever. just seems odd to me.

Serial Mom ✄ 2 kids; Michigan 2710 posts
Mar 24th '13

Also, the idea of going to heaven and existing forever and ever and ever and never having any end has always scared the shit out of me. It used to keep me awake as a child.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 9198 posts
status Mar 24th '13

I believe we wont know until we find out lol



But in the great words of Albert Einstein...

*Danielle88*((momma.to.2) 2 kids; Atascadero, California 2354 posts
Mar 24th '13

i know this probably doesnt help but this post made me think of this for some reason. lol
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user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 24th '13
Quoting *Danielle88*((#2ontheway):" i know this probably doesnt help but this post made me think of this for some reason. lol "


lol

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Mar 24th '13
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" Also, the idea of going to heaven and existing forever and ever and ever and never having any end has always scared the shit out of me. It used to keep me awake as a child."


omg. lol pretty deep thoughts for a child! I never believed in anything until my son was in the hospital and my grandmother died.



I guess her dying, since we were VERY close, and me starting to believe in an afterlife was my way of dealing. I couldn't, and still can't accept that she is gone forever. I believe she is watching over me.



As for my son, he fell 3 feet from an SUV onto solid concrete at 3 months old. Even the ER doctor said, "I'm a scientific man, but someone was watching out for him up there, this fall could have gone in the other direction." My DS had nothing but a little scrap on his nose.



I just personally believe my grandma "caught" him. It's a personal thing. I was an emotional, drugged up mess after my grandmother passed.