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originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: bluesjr
In terms of reincarnation, there is a widely held belief that when the soul leaves a dead physical body, it goes into a place of calm and rest for a time. Any trauma to the spirit is healed and restored as it rests. Then, the soul can reincarnate if it chooses.
Interesting about the atheism remark though...I know more than a few atheists, and they've each got their own unique way of explaining how things fit into their belief that there is no higher power...it's really fascinating. But they all share one commonality, even though they don't know each other or even live near each other: they all believe that when a person expires, they go to sleep. Forever.
No dreams, no altered consciousness. Just an endless, meaningless, featureless sleep. One person described it as a powering down, the lights all turning off as the computer enters hibernation...only no one ever comes back to wake it up. Damned depressing thought, if you ask me...that this might be all we ever are.
originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
a reply to: tigertatzen
You know, personally I view death as a transition from the physical to the ethereal. I believe we continue. However, when someone asks me, "Do you fear death?" I quantifiably tell them, "No. There's one of two possibilities in regards to death. One we continue on in some form, which is my personal belief, or there's no consciousness of ever having existed at all. Either way, it's not something to fear."
I mean, that's really the bottom line isn't it? Either we continue, or we have no knowledge of ever being?
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