a reply to: Briles1207
I never look too closely at this subject because the reality is no one living knows. People may have been convinced by a theory, an experience, a
presentation, but in the grand scheme, anyone still living has never been DEAD by the common convention. If they had their opinion would not exist.
(After posting I realised this is an oxymoron. As I dont know what death entails I cannot say with any factual assurance that an individual opinion
cannot exist through said individuals death. For all I know every other thing in the living universe is here for my entertainment and lives and dies a
thousand times knowingly, and with every past experience, and resulting belief, intact...)
The one thing, the ONLY thing, that keeps me from thinking it's likely, once dead, we simply are aware no more;
Is I imagine it the other way round.
It's somewhat self defeating by the fact the conversation could never happen as there would be nothing to have said conversation,
But I imagine two beings of something looking into a void of nothing;
Nothing exists, no atoms, no cells, no rocks, no planets; NOTHING,
One nothing says to the other "I wonder what it would be like if something existed",
The other said "You'll never know sadly because nothing will ever exist",
"Why" the first nothing inquired,
"Because it doesn't, it's inconceivable to us because nothing has ever existed, so nothing can ever exist. Besides, who would make this something
suddenly exist, it's not something we are capable of, nothing exists, so, again, nothing can EVER exist",
The original nothing looked back and sighed staring at the vast/non existent nothing void...
Owing that there was actually NOTHING before there was SOMETHING, the above conversation could never have taken place,
Here we are, something, lots and lots of something, and only residing on a percentile of the sonething in our universe to use as space for other
If something as majestic as life on our planet and everything else, other somethings, can be created from nothing, something far beyond our
comprehension, far beyond our abaility to understand, had a hand in our creation, and I can only sit back and wonder about what else this majesty did
(or did not) decide worthwhile for consciousness to experience.
And I'm an atheist, I just find this topic absolutely impossible to pass over.
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