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reply to post by droid56
Well you really don't know what living forever is like, because the amount of knowledge you have about it is pretty much zero.
The Bible does talk about the 2nd death, the lake of fire. Satan and his pals will end up there and will be tortured forever. I am guessing maybe this is where people go, who side with Satan and reject Jesus as well. Maybe their soul will be destroyed and they will be forgotten by everyone as if they never existed. I mean I am only guessing at what will happen to those who reject Christ Jesus, but it won't be good.
I find the idea of blinking out to be comforting. Frankly the idea of existing for all eternity sounds exhausting.
an afterlife does sound awful.
if i am to exist forever, then i want my memories. i want to be able to continue to learn. and i want to meet new people. in any kind of existence.
otherwise whats the point.
Once you are honored with an infinitesimal glimpse of the Presence just one time in your life, everything of this world fades away as without any value.
The idea that you will live for all eternity in a blissful world is something various religions offer as a main reason to join a religion.
Don't get me wrong. I don't want to disappear in the near future.
But to exist for all eternity? That is an amazingly long time, clearly beyond my comprehension.
I'm not sure I want to exist that long.
Well according to some religions your soul will exist forever, regardless of what you do. The only difference is if you prefer to be in Heaven or in Hell.
Those are your only two options. I can't recall one religion that gives you the option of just blinking out of existence.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.
11 But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace......27 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.
4He will judge the poor justly. He will make fair decisions for the humble people on earth. He will strike the earth with a rod from his mouth. He will kill the wicked with the breath from his lips.
5Justice will be the belt around his waist. Faithfulness will be the belt around his hips.
6Wolves will live with lambs. Leopards will lie down with goats. Calves, young lions, and year-old lambs will be together, and little children will lead them.
7Cows and bears will eat together. Their young will lie down together. Lions will eat straw like oxen.
8Infants will play near cobras' holes. Toddlers will put their hands into vipers' nests.
9They will not hurt or destroy anyone anywhere on my holy mountain. The world will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD like water covering the sea.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.