Originally posted by ascension211
If you chose freeze, what do you associate with heaven? If you chose burn, what do you associate with hell?
However, If you were to ask me which way I would chose to cease this physical world, I would have to say Freeze.
Early church believers actually thought hell was Cold. The devil was painted blue. The thought of hell, as my thought about it, is the absence of the
presence of God. So basically without Gods presence it would in fact be cold. I don't associate burning with hell, there could be a lake of fire, but
is that really hell or is the fact that God does not see you and you can't feel his love the real definition of hell?
But that is some other idea that could be explored later on..
As to leaving the physical world to either burn or freeze. I guess that would depend on the temperature range. If it is slow in either case, then
both would be horrible. Just imagine a temperature that is cold say just 50F, yes you can die from this temperature without the proper protection.
Your core temperature would drop, ( you can get hypothermia in 70F water). Your extremities become numb, you get hot flashes, disoriented (sp), and
eventually follow the normal progression of hypothermia. It would take some time for you to die. Or say 140F, you would not be burning, but you will
still eventually die from this, if you do not have again the proper protection. Dehydration would set in, fluid would probably build in the lungs to
protect them from damaging dry air. Hallucinations would start, and eventually you would just fall over from exhaustion and eventually die.
Now say it is cold 0F or colder, you would in fact get hypothermia. You would feel a sensation of overheating, you would strip your clothes off. The
next step people that have experienced this they get a feeling of happiness, or pent up energy and will either wander off or start running crazy like.
After a while (not sure on the length of time), you in fact would lose all energy and get really sleepy. You would crash and fall asleep. Your heart
beat, your breath would slow then eventually stop.
Now let’s look at burning. If the temperature is hot enough to ignite clothes, and most material. You would not die from the damage of the flames,
but die from lack of oxygen. It would still be a semi slow death, gasping for air, as the flames scorch your lungs probably would not feel that good.
Eventually you would die but still not a fun way to go.
Now if the temperature is insanely extreme instant flash frozen compared to incineration. I don't think you would feel or notice anything it would
happen in an instant. In this case i would prefer instant incineration. Cause i don't want to be brought back to life or studied in a museum.
Sorry for the long post, don't know why i did it. but for some reason this topic peak my interest. I don't think all of what i said is 100% true.
I just know some of the hypothermia stuff, fell through the ice and have a mile walk back home in -10F temperature (was about 11 at the time). I
started to feel insanely hot and wanted to take my clothes off to cool down. But luckily my buddy was there and kept me calm on our walk back home. My
hands and feet went completely numb. My arms and legs hurt, like i was being electrocuted. That was not a pleasant day. When i got home i had to warm
up slowly, take the outer layer of clothes off, drank some ice cold water, then a little warmer water, and so forth till i could drink a cup of hot
chocolate. Then final got out of my wet clothes, took a warm shower, then put some dry clothes on, and lay under a blanket.
edit on 26-10-2012 by Arrancar because: had to add some links... either one is not a
fun way to go, ouch!