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i DONT know about that one, all I see is a link "amazon" . Doesnt really prove anything.
People just trying to push their religious agenda as usual, thats how I see it.
They're just trying to make a quick $$$ off the gullible .
Brain is excellent at creating illusions through drugs and even death once it shuts down.
Now the funny part is ONCE iT SHUTS DOWN for good, thats when the illusion
of hell and heaven stops existing. I dont think theres been any actual studies
of people coming back to life after a day to few days, where the brain finally
I believe with every scrap and cell of my earthly being...that death is NOT the end.
reply to post by wildtimes
Wow! My thoughts exactly. One of the greasons I'm so deeply opposed to immortality, and most eloquently phrased too. If I live long enough, I will eventually have all the answers I want. How do I then move on? The short answer is, I wouldn't. And being alive when I'd rather be dead scares me more than anything else. The simple truth is, I'm more afraid of life than death.edit on 3-11-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
I love the way you expressed that AI. It makes a wierd sense, but, sounds like that riddle, wrapped in a conundrum...alive when you'd rather be dead, but more afraid of life than death, and 'deeply opposed' to immortality...
I wonder, have you read any of the books I linked? Especially 'The Physics of Consciousness' by Evan Harris Walker? Yes, quantum mechanics have a lot to do with it.
You say that we did not exist before our conception, so then we do not exist after we die? Our only known world is premised upon "I think, therefore I am"?
Did I have the power to think at my conception?
You posit that we only exist within our lifetime, but have you known people who have died and you retain their existence in your memory?
...if they no longer exist at all, and since nothing means nothing, then even your memory of them should not retain them in your reasoning.
You could say that the physical body no longer exists, but then again, what is the physical body comprised of? Physical DNA. If you have DNA passed to you from your parents and their parents and so forth, then they do exist in you.
Existence isn't just this lifetime.
Simple, everybody accepts some form of higher power when there is fear of death.
One of the strangest cases in the history of dream research is described in the documentary, The Secret World of Dreams. It describes the amazing story of a woman named Claire Sylvia, a 47-year-old drama teacher from Boston and former professional dancer with several modern dance companies. In 1983, she was diagnosed as having primary pulmonary hypertension - an often fatal, rare progressive disease which causes blood vessels in the lungs to collapse. Her health slowly deteriorated until she was forced to give up her job and became home bound. She was also dependent on oxygen and could only move around in a wheelchair with great difficulty. A heart-lung transplant was her only hope and the risks involved were considerable.
Soon after the transplant, she began having strange and incredibly vivid dreams about a young man she didn't recognize. Eventually, Silvia realized that the young man in her dreams was the 18-year-old organ donor whose heart and lungs resided in her chest. Through her continuing dream contacts with her donor, she learned a lot about him including his name. She then decided to do some research to find out if this "heavenly" information was correct. Her research proved that it was indeed correct. Silvia then met the young man's grieving family and Silvia shared with them the amazing story of her contact with him through her dreams. Claire Silvia died in August of 2009 from a blood clot in her lung; 21 years after her heart-lung transplant. The following is the detailed account of her amazing story: