I am afraid to die

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Saint, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    I am unsure precisely of what you mean by "better". Kindly clarify. While we have 'civilization', none of them have worked as well - or even close to it - as a single ant colony.

    Kindly clarify what you actually mean by "better".

    Of course we die and cease to exist along with all other animals, planets, stars, galaxies and buildings. I am still unsure what 'better' means here other than in some anthropocentric form - that you are 'better' simply because you're a human. What trite silliness that would be.
     
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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    " better " mean we are not animals, animals only live on their natural instinct, they eat, sleep, shit, courting.......they do not know how to ponder over the meaning of life, think not of philosophy etc.
    but human beings are different, we have many things other than eating, sleeping, shitting, fvcking..........

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  5. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    We can not deny that generally all people fear Death.
     
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  7. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    i don't.
     
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  9. Crunchy Cat F-in' *meow* baby!!! Valued Senior Member

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    You will have to define what a soul is in order to answer that question.
     
  10. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, we could get into a large discussion of the rest of the animal kingdom but it's not necessary.

    Let's say that I agree that all the other animals do is eat and crap whereas we can 'think about things' - I am unsure why you'd think that because of this interesting ability on our part, it would somehow equate to us having to be not temporary, to us having afterlives or some grand ultimate 'destiny'.

    Sure, it is amazing that we have the capacity for thought and to 'ponder things' but I don't see how any of the above would follow from that anymore than a whales ability to sing a song for hours, go away for months, then come back and carry on precisely from where it left off is amazing and therefore means whales have some ultimate destiny or afterlife. The conclusion doesn't seem to be based upon anything at all.

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  11. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    whale does not think about the meaning of life, it has no religion, it does not ask "why do I exist?"
    humans do!
    so, why are we here in this ruthless universe?
     
  12. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    We are here because something had to be, as nothing couldn't hack it.

    Yes, on SciForum, we figure things out, but in one's everyday life it is really that existence greatly precedes essence in importance. So, live a lot!

    Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

    You and death will never be in the same place at once. Where you are (existing), death is not; where death is, you will not be.

    Yet, of course, the brain's job is to create future, by survival, and so it is hardly able or wanting to contemplate its own end. This is why thoughts of an afterlife arise.
     
  13. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Do you know this for a fact? Have you conversed with whales?

    Well said.
     
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  15. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Well, it might. The 'bits' of information in a whales song is massive.

    I don't think an ability to ask the question makes it a pertinent question. You are here precisely because life evolved and you are one of the temporary products as a result of that evolution.
     
  16. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I am a temporary product?
    This is a misery for being a human who can feel the pain of living in this ruthless world
     
  17. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    would you like some cheese to go with your whine?

    i don't have any cheese, but here's some food for thought...

    allow your pain to motivate you to seek the truth.

    warning: this is not a codependent exercise. no one is going to serve it up to you on a silver platter.
     
  18. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Geez, you're a real downer aren't you. Why don't you get out and find the good in life instead of whining abut how short it is?
     
  19. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that's precisely why we're sad when others die.

    Sure, it is very much a downside of existing, (we cease to exist typically when we don't want to), but we can still get enjoyment in the life we have regardless of that reality.
     
  20. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    So, teach me how to enjoy life?
    How to make my life more meaningful?
     
  21. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    what it means is live life to its fullest. Do what you never imagined you'd do, live like its a party, and enjoy it.
     
  22. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    "Never in the moment, Always thinking of the Omen"

    Canibus



    Don't think about life, Be life.


    Salam
     
  23. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    oh boy, thats unhelpful.
     

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