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Old 11-09-2006, 07:52 PM   #51
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> Of course I do. You're a nerd with very little ammo left in
> his rifle. Hell I've even been feeding you lines in the
> other thread.
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> It's sad really.

Let me put it this way: everything in the universe is one consciousness. View this entire conversation as you thinking to yourself.

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:55 PM   #52
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> Let me put it this way: everything in the universe is one
> consciousness. View this entire conversation as you thinking
> to yourself.

I'd rather not, because then that would mean you are me - and I am in o way a scraggly haired virgin who is longwinded.

lol one conciousness. OK Locutus. See you back at the cube.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #53
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> I'd rather not, because then that would mean you are me -
> and I am in o way a scraggly haired virgin who is
> longwinded.

> lol one conciousness. OK Locutus. See you back at the cube.
>

Yeah seriously, you're god. It's just that you suck at being God, that's why the world is so fucked up. There's another consciousness, above the one you have right now. You're just afraid of it. That's why you think we "die".
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:19 PM   #54
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Most humans are obsessed with their mortality. Fear of death and nonexistence is part of an intense evolutionary design towards self-preservation, which paradoxically includes a fear of ultimate death (an inevitable end to life). One thing is certain, whether or not our consciousness continues past death, our connection with Earth as we know it is permanently severed. This fear of death is often quelled by legacy (children, grandchildren, life's work etc).

Ultimately, I do believe in the continuance of my consciousness after life... but this alone isn't enough to end a fear of death. I fear early death, where I have absolutely no fear of growing old and dying. I fear death without legacy, not "being famous", but leaving a passion behind that is significant enough to offer an ending contribution to humanity. I find your points interesting. People forget sometimes that these concepts are highly limited by our own ability to communicate them. I hope to have a continued consciousness, that the mind is simply a vessel for the "soul".
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:02 AM   #55
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SPOILERS: After you die is exactly like before you are concieved.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:50 PM   #56
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> SPOILERS: After you die is exactly like before you are
> concieved.

There's no such thing as death; you just think other people die because you're insane.

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Old 11-14-2006, 04:41 AM   #57
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“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.” - Terry Pratchett
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #58
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Yeah, sorry for necroposting, but here's my take on the afterlife.

There is none, unless you consider oblivion an afterlife. Conciousness is simply a result of chemical and electrical activity in the brain.

A very simple way to prove this is to take something like LSD; in high amounts, you start getting synesthesia, which means the sensory inputs going into the brain start getting crossed. You can literally taste light, see sound, etc, and the complete shattering of normal reality can be disturbing, to say the least. Thought processes also become radically different, and the stream of conciousness takes on completely different forms.

Once you see how your mind and reality itself can be percieved in such a radically different way from adding one chemical into the machinary of the brain, you have a hard time not believing that your mind is simply a biochemical phenomenon.

Also, I have a brother who's went into a couple of diabetic comas. During these times, he said it was just like he closed his eyes, and an instant later he was in the hospital. Since the brain basically shuts down all but fundamental processes in a coma, I imagine this is exactly what death is like; slipping into nothingness. As Crazy_MYKL said, this would be exactly like what it was like for you before you were born. Try thinking of that for a while.

Which, really, isn't so bad, I would think, because it's not like you can reflect on the subject and decide whether it's good or it sucks after the fact.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:24 PM   #59
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There is none, unless you consider oblivion an afterlife.
> Conciousness is simply a result of chemical and electrical
> activity in the brain.

Hahahaha, you are shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:14 PM   #60
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> Hahahaha, you are shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Indeed, my friend. Indeed.
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