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That's physics, not spirituality my friend.
Energy cannot be created neither destroyed, when you die you don't loose all the potential energy in your body, your cells will die, shrink annd split into small molecules which have their own amount of energy and wiill react with other molecules all over the universe.
As for death being an action....
Originally posted by TheBandit795
In this message board there is an interesting book (you can download it from the file library, although you have to register in the same way as you did on ATS)
A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife
By Victor Zammit (in PDF)
There's another great one
Treatise on OBE
by Robert Bruce
(gives great information on the Astral world and OBE's; in PDF)
Originally posted by arc
In my heretical way I occasionally wonder if the ideas of Heaven and Hell have been misunderstood. Perhaps they are states of mind in this existance not the afterlife, and what happens after physical death is something entirely different. Buddism teaches about the levels of Hell in this existance, for example the Hungry Ghost is the Hell a drug addict will experience whilst still alive. Would that mean Heaven is a state of mind and not a place we go to when we die? To get there certain aspects of an individual have to die and be reborn - I wonder if the resurrection that Christ taught was in fact a living one.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
What about the electrical energy in the brain? That can't just cease to be, can it? It must go somewhere. When the brain shuts off, it's not like how a muscle simply stops using kinetic energy (say, as with the heart for example). The brain afterall, controls the heart. The electrical currents in the brain stop, so the heart stops working. But the electrical currents themselves, those energies that allow us to think and be conscious of ourselves - what happens to them? They can't be destroyed, or simply cease to be.