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originally posted by: nickovthenorth
We have no doubt all been asked what we think happens after we die but my question is this...before we are conceived where are we?...what are we?...do we even exist before sperm meets egg.
I am not a religious person myself and by that i mean i don't follow any established religion this does not mean that I'm dead set against some form of creator etc...however to me its just as likely we are in a simulation/game type scenario where most of us are the NPC's just trudging along through everyday life..and the elites are the players/gamer's that interact with us...for their quests if you like or that aliens did it...than i am to believe in the established magic bearded sky man or (insert your deity of choice here).
So with that said...this is not a thread to bash peoples ideas and beliefs but neither is it a place for pushy religious types...i respect your right to believe what ever you like just please do me the decency of returning the favor i am always open to new ideas and i really do want to know what you believe but i am not here to be converted to any religion thanks.
My view as it stands...i believe that before conception we are the same as after death we are nowhere and we are nothing which when you try can be difficult to process, i think certainly my mind anyway struggles to fully comprehend the idea of what nothingness truly is and that is why so many go with life after death theories because in my opinion the brain struggles with the thought of true nothingness.
The thought of this may anger some it may also scare some but to them i say if my view is correct you will never know it just like you don't know of yourself before conception you will have no knowledge of yourself after death...and to be honest i can live with that...and if I'm wrong i guess I'll have a deity i need to suck up to
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Azureblue
Interesting theory--I would only ask why do we go "down" a plane of existence at all if we already existed on a higher plane? That seems counter-productive, but maybe it's a spiritual sort of "undercover boss" scenario, where we need reminded of the trials and tribulations of human beings in order not to take the higher plane for granted...maybe?
originally posted by: Azureblue
The next plane of existence above us is our natural home. Where in the christian bible there is a phrase or passage about being cast down into hell, it is talking about the world we live in now.
There are several planes of existance below us but many above us.
Sometimes we might incarnate into this world to carry out particular tasks for the benefit of humanity. We might choose to do this so that we make up for the bad that we have done in one or more past lives. We also incarnate into this world so that we might have certain experiences and learn from it or them.
Only by having such experiences can we spiritually evolve and evolve enough to move up to the next plane of existence, a process that is likely to take scores, hundreds or perhaps thousands of incarnations into this world.
hope this helps