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Originally posted by maybereal11
If our bodies are completely recycled after death as are all things by nature, then it seems logical that nature would have a plan for our "souls" as well. Otherwise why waste energy having us evolve spiritually as we age? We grow wiser and nature does not waste anything..it all has a use and purpose...our bodies to the earth and then the fundemental essence of us is used somewhere else unseen.
Originally posted by americandingbat
It's a terrible analogy, but maybe it'll help get what I feel across: think of a lighbulb. Lightbulb+electricity-->light. It's not that the electricity is the light, because it requires the lightbulb to realize itself. And the lightbulb requires the electricity to realize itself. So the light can be thought of as the emergent property, but it is not spatially limited to the light bulb – it spreads infinitely in all directions, albeit at a constantly decreasing amplitude/density.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
I just wanted to share another great story with anyone who may be interested in a different take on the afterlife.
Several years ago I read a book called "Saved By the Light"...it was written by a man named Dannion Brinkley, who returned from being legally dead after being struck by lightening. He told a truly unbelievable account of what he saw, where he went and what was to come.
You can Google his name..or find some info here -
His claims are remarkable to say he least, and from reading his first book I had the genuine feeling that he was being honest in his accounts. But once again, this could have simply been "his" pre-set version of the afterlife or what his psyche wanted him to see.
Very interesting and a heck of a read wheather you believe him or not.
Originally posted by elysiumfire
The fact that we exist at all is a profound cognition in itself. The mystery of our existential condition, something more discerned through the knowledge of the sciences, places us within limited but understandable contexts, yet always falling short of a definitive answer.
I certainly dont know the answers other wise I would not have needed to ask.
Are you saying that somewhere deep down we know the answer but have some how forgot? If so how can we already know?
I dont understand how one can answer a question if they dont know what the question is.