I think you guys will appreciate this one.
Is death all it's cracked up to be? I mean, is it really going to be as frightening as religions say?
I obviously hear different answers/beliefs from the people I know personally. Some barely get into it, some get very uncomfortable (my mom), some get
visibly agitated (my best friend), and some you don't even dare mention it to. People who believe what I believe are few and far between (at places
like ATS), and the rest go straight to the bible or some religion, which is not in my realm of thinking anymore.
It sounds to me like religions use death as a tool to either entice people (to kill or conform) or to instill fear.
Besides, why are
there so many religions anyway, with basically the same stipulations??? If there was one "correct" religion, then wouldn't
we know without a shadow of a doubt?? There would be no arguing, no killing, no war, the language barriers would probably not exist. I can go
But the religion rant may be another topic, may not be. It just looks suspect in (not just) this case.
Anyway, I myself think death is the most
natural thing for any biological creature, along with birth of course. Every living thing is born,
lives, and dies.
So I ascertain that death is just the beginning of the end. Once you graduate from this life, you start another life. What happens inbetween is
probably that part where you reflect (on your just finished life). Whether it's the spirit's choice or not (as to when and to what new body to
occupy), the soul (re)incarnates.
Since we are born as babies with extrememly limited intelligence, memories of past lives probably get reset (or disengaged? I don't know), causing us
not to remember; at least not remembering until we can tap into that realm (astral plane, dreams - whatever).
So that's my take on it. I know it may hurt (depending on how we die), but I mean come on. Unless there will be incredible suffering (which is so
unfortunately the case for so many people), I would say don't be scared.
And even in the case of suffering, it's all an experience to put down in your own book of life. I believe it's all here for us to learn from.
I would like to hear what you guys have to say about this.