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reply to post by Hawkwind.
It's disturbing how many believers relish and laugh at the thought of us non-believers burning in hell for eternity 'when the time comes'
Originally posted by haarvik
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
Nothing serious. My soul (if there is such a thing) is mine, and no one elses. I don't need anyone to worry about mine. This is the problem with the world today, quit worrying about everyone else, and worry about yourself.
Originally posted by Hawkwind.
reply to post by applebaum
Be careful. It's at times like how you feel now that the religious come out of the woodwork to tell you that Jesus will save you e.c.t, did you notice it happened in this thread? I did. A lot of religious people push their agenda onto people who are stressing/feeling empty/lonely e.c.t and the reason for this is because you are at a crossroads of thought and you are vulnerable. The church loves it when someone is vulnerable, oh yes, that when they pounce.
Again, at this moment you are looking for direction, don't get brainwashed by religion. There might be life after death (I hope there is) but don't fall for all the ''eternal heaven if you believe in jesus'' type bullcrap, see it for what it is, mind control for the masses.
Originally posted by jeramie
There will be a life after this one. When we die, we just go to sleep. It isn't until Jesus returns that we will be resurrected. Just imagine, to live in eternal happiness. No sorrow, boredom, jealousy, trials, anger, hopelessness, or any other negative thing that we experience in this life. Here is a link that gives a little insight into what we can expect when we go to Heaven.
Originally posted by applebaum
I am an atheist. However, I sincerely hope that life goes on after this one and that we have a purpose for existing. Various family problems and some hard life complications in my youth, cause me to long for a chance to do it all over again. I long to meet those that have passed, heal issues and reach new heights together.
Do you believe in life after death? Can you tell me why? I know you can't give me empirical proof but I would love to read your experiences. I guess I am a little down tonight and wish there was more to life than just the here and now.
Currently, the here and now is not a happy place for me.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
OPs didn't say he/she was looking for a religion, just a hope for continued existance.
Well fellow atheist...I don't know anything about any deitys, however, I have firsthand experienced a few times what can be only described as a "ghost".
I am not saying a ghost is a spirit of someone gone, but my experience did point to that direction...so, your hope may not be without some reality in it.
But the key is, even if heaven awaits (or hell), to realize right now you exist, and so cherish and love the time you have now. Hell, who knows..in 20 years, mortality itself might be solved and a afterlife may not even be necessary...but again, if you focus too much on the future, or death, then today will pass you by lifeless.
Originally posted by FREEwoman
I know there is an afterlife for our consciousness.
I know it from the shamanistic drugs I've used, and also - just watch ONE episode of 'I Survived: Beyond and Back' - and I think something in you will remember. =)
That show always has me in tears. Good ones!
Originally posted by FREEwoman
... just watch ONE episode of 'I Survived: Beyond and Back'...
Originally posted by MamaJ
Oh and uh... You will see Jesus though... Thank God!edit on 30-8-2011 by MamaJ because: (no reason given)