#1 Edited by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Despite the advances we have made with science, there is nothing available yet that will keep us alive for ever. We do last long now as humans than we did say 100 years ago, as the average life back then was much lower. Honestly I am sure most of us do not wish to live forever anyway, that is another discussion that we shan't go in to. So I ask you what do you think happens after you die, do you believe in life after death?

#2 Edited by Zacagawea (1599 posts) -

I believe in Life After People. That show is intense.

Also, no. I don't.

#3 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6399 posts) -

I'm not really sure (is anyone sure?), and I'm in no hurry to find out, but I guess I will soon enough. Until then, it's best not to think about it because you'll find a lot more questions than solid answers.

Deep topic though.

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

I don't know.

#5 Posted by Garfield518 (404 posts) -

Do you believe in life after love?

#6 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Yes.

#7 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

no, do you?

#8 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I see no reason to believe in life after death aside from wishful thinking.

#9 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Yeah sure, no hurt in doing so.  Thats not to say I dont try to make every day meaningful.  I still believe you only get one life on earth and you only get one chance to do everything and anything you want here.  That gave me goosebumps

#10 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Nope.

#11 Posted by DonutFever (3553 posts) -

If I had to guess, no. 
 
But it's silly to state it objectively.

#12 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

There is no life after death. That's why they call it death. It's pathetic, childish wishful thinking.

#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

There's no afterlife. You're just dead. That's it. Nothing else.

#14 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6305 posts) -

BIGGIE.

#15 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Do you beliiiieve in life after love after love after love after love...

#16 Posted by BeachThunder (12087 posts) -

When we die we turn into pancakes, only to be devoured by a giant mongoose named Tom.

#17 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I beleve Its like sleeping, when sleeping, unless your dreaming, you are just in nothingness, no since of time, nothing, until you wake up. then you realize you where dreaming all along. thats what i bet its like being dead, except you never get the sensation of waking up. And thats why a lot of people who "die" then get brought back "see" heaven.

also there is a disappointing lack of Lost references in this thread.

#18 Posted by hoossy (936 posts) -

I don't know. Anyone who here who says otherwise must have some sort of insider information. Or maybe... they don't really know either.

It would be nice though, not to be completely gone forever. I just read the book 'Stiff', on the important uses of cadavers. While very interesting, it also sincerely creeped me out.... kinda hope for something more in the end.

#19 Posted by Cslaw (217 posts) -

How fucking crazy would it be if there was life after death. I die, wake up somewhere else and Jesus is just looking at me, then sends my ass to hell for being a nonbeliever. Oh the irony.

#20 Posted by DillonWerner (1528 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

There's no afterlife. You're just dead. That's it. Nothing else.

#21 Posted by Foxtrot0245 (319 posts) -

You guys don't know what you are talking about. I already have the names for all 72 of my virgins picked out and everything.

#22 Posted by stryker1121 (1521 posts) -

I want to believe, but it does not seem likely, does it? I'm a pretty imaginative guy but a scenario where there's some ambiguous, peaceful, "conscious" afterlife doesn't wash with me. It's like trying to think back before you were born, you can't do it. Not existing, eternal nothingness and other song titles from a black metal album. When I was a kid I used to think about this topic quite a bit and it scared the shit out of me. Still does tbh...so the lesson is, enjoy this life, don't think about what's after, although I don't begrudge people who believe in God or heaven or whatever gives them comfort. Faith is a thing that gets people thru tough times - it's arrogant of others to deny people that faith...and that's a whole 'nother topic, friends and neighbors.

#23 Posted by Tireyo (6445 posts) -

I guess you got a great and sporting chance to become a grim reaper. =-P

#24 Posted by Butler (389 posts) -

Worms meat.

#25 Posted by BaneFireLord (2949 posts) -

Life after death as dictated by the Christian theology? No. Something after death? Sure, particularly if the "infinite universes/infinite possibilities" theory is correct.

#26 Posted by Sliced_Bread (148 posts) -

Death is an undulation in consciousness. How would you know you’re alive unless you've once been dead?

-Alan Watts

Getting deep up in here!

#27 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Nope, we done.

#28 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Who knows? Hopefully not, I don't want to burn for all eternity.

#29 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2384 posts) -

I don't know, but I choose to believe in what VGK said.

#30 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

It's the same as before you were born. You didn't exist in 1853, just like you won't exist in 2153.

#31 Posted by Reznov (41 posts) -

If your girl shops in sizes that are too small, let her cuz girls look better in a real tight sweater

#32 Edited by oatz (1103 posts) -

@hoossy said:

I don't know. Anyone who here who says otherwise must have some sort of insider information. Or maybe... they don't really know either.

It would be nice though, not to be completely gone forever. I just read the book 'Stiff', on the important uses of cadavers. While very interesting, it also sincerely creeped me out.... kinda hope for something more in the end.

I don't think anyone claims to know in here. It's all a matter of opinion and how developed your critical thinking skills are.

On a side note, why do people fear not living? I can understand fearing dying, but not the not-being-alive part. If you were born in 1980 then that means you weren't alive in 1979. If the thought of that doesn't scare you, why should the reverse?

#33 Posted by BrickRoad (704 posts) -

Well, there is no evidence to suggest there is an afterlife. Because of this, and the fact that when you die your brain starts to malfunction leading to audible and visual phenomenon people mistake as heaven, I believe that when you die you do not exist in any spiritual, conscious or physical form, aside from decomposed or cremated remains. I believe there is no life after death.

#34 Posted by Clouise (147 posts) -

Great, now i'm listening to Cher. Thanks a lot.

#35 Edited by MentalDisruption (1642 posts) -

Sure. Until someone can prove otherwise without any doubt, I see no reason not to. Call it wishful thinking if you want, but I'd rather live life with the comforting thought of something else coming after death. After all, it's not like I'll be able to be disappointed if I'm wrong.

#36 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

No, I believe in life after love.

#37 Posted by LassieME (232 posts) -

No, I sure hope not.

#38 Posted by hoossy (936 posts) -

@oatz:

wow, that was a little back handed of you.

And speaking of critical thinking skills, being afraid of not being alive is a pretty reasonable concern for many. It doesn't concern me much, but let's face it, our conception of the world, including its history stretching out far before we were born, is based on our ability to think about it. While we are alive. All in all, humans are pretty selfish creatures; our understanding of the world is built around our own needs and desires. To have that ability stripped from us... forever.. by being no more... is a bizarre and sometimes scary thought for people. Something that no one can completely comprehend... or will ever comprehend, because well, you will be dead.

So, my critical thinking tells me that it is reasonable to face the looming reality of no-more-me/you with a sense of ... angst.

#39 Edited by iPliskin (117 posts) -

@Garfield518 @TheHumanDove @S0ndor I can feel something inside me say, i really don't think you're strong enough, no!.

#40 Posted by Zzzleepy (162 posts) -

I believe in death after life.

#41 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

When you die you are done, you don't go to some other spiritual plane or reborn, you are straight up done.

#42 Posted by NTM (7479 posts) -
#43 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Yes, and then I'm going to play Death at chess for all eternity. It will be glorious, much like Bill & Ted's experiences.

#44 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Our conscious will still exist...someplace/time else.

#45 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

Even though I believe death is the end and there is nothing more, I would still prefer to be buried than cremated. I would like for my body to be eaten by little creatures who are in turn eaten by bigger creatures and the DNA which made me will continue to exist in some form, allowing other life forms to grow. I want to be part of the great cycle as opposed to being scorched into nothingness. 

#46 Posted by mlarrabee (2990 posts) -

Yes.

#47 Posted by Intro (1208 posts) -

No, you're dead and it's that simple.

It's like before you were born, there's nothing.

#48 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

I don't even know if i am alive. I'm afraid of dying, and when i think about the time i wasn't born, i get afraid too.  Also, there is no evidence, so i will enjoy my "life" while i can. 

#49 Posted by Gnubberen (774 posts) -

If there is something after life... then I hope it's like a big save system of your entire life... And I'll want to go Renegade the second time around... or something like that...