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Is it harder to perceive nothing after death, then it is to perceive life in the afterlife?

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by damwel
In order to perceive anything you have to think. When you die you stop thinking, all brain functions cease including your senses and perception. No you won't perceive life or death. In fact technically you will never die because you won't ever realize you died. Death can only be viewed from the outside. .


This is probably the best way to put it. If you die and there is no afterlife, it would make sense that technically you are immortal, not viewing from the outside. Because you won’t know that you are going to die. If there is an afterlife then bonus. The thought of living though forever without an end sounds very exhausting. But still would be neat.




posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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Unplug your computer. It stops working, there is no more energy being inputted into the system for it to keep functioning. Some people seem to think that the energy system of the human body works in such a way that after the system dies the energy can keep going without any further input that it required during life.

Obviously this is wrong just through common sense alone. Energy isn't a separate physical 'thing' different from matter. It's not like there are these two physical things in the universe called energy and matter. All energy is manifested through matter, every single form. Don't believe me, look it up. You can't have something called energy without matter.

When we are alive, we take in food which our body breaks down into usable chemicals and along with the air we breath, both of these things get used by the body in order to keep the system functioning. When one system fails it can no longer sustain a working system, ultimately leading to the death of that system. When you die, other living things use what your body is made of in the same way that you use other things to keep yourself alive.

So when you say energy never ends, your right. What's missing is the affirmation that energy doesn't exist as a separate entity from matter and it's not something that just detaches from the body and skips on it's merrily little way.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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First off, energy does not equal consciousness. When you die, your brain is switched off, and since that was the thing that made you you, there is no you anymore. You don't go anywhere.

Oblivion is preferable.



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