Gotta know what happens after death?

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  1. JonTutor profile image54
    JonTutorposted 9 years ago

    IMO three theories....

    1) Christian/Moslem.... one life.... either Heaven granted by Jesus/Allah or condemned to hell.
    2) Budhist/Hindu.... reincarnation.... multiple lives before liberation.
    3) Atheists..... usually no soul... just body... it decomposes.


    Which of these three theories gotta be true?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not all Christians believe in Hell.  Universalists, (with Biblical evidence) believe that heaven awaits all of us.

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Heavens gonna be crowded.... gotta make reservations in advance. lol

    2. Lisa HW profile image65
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not necessarily any of them because the three options don't include any number of other "scenarios" that could be what happens.

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You're right..... Can you add more scenarios?

    3. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if these are your only options, just ask yourself a simple question - "Does it make any sense?"

      1. A god who decides if you live in perfect bliss or pain for all eternity?

      Not really making any sense.

      2. You do not really die - you just get reborn as a whole new person/rock/animal?

      Hmmm - not really.

      3. You die. End of story - the same as every single living thing. OK - they might get their molecules re-used or be "reborn" as something else, but they are gone.

      OK - that one works for me. smile

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Very logical response... blend of 2 & 3. smile

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would go for... nothing happens after death.  Solomon says when (maybe it was David) when you die, you die.  Nothing happens, your conscious of nothing, you feel nothing want nothing wish for nothing have not thoughts etc...

      Reincarnation I think is logical but I am not so sure that your "memory" of self awareness is attached to it.  Could come back as a rock or a shroud of dust.  Who knows, but ultimately it seems that death is just another step in the great make up of the Universe in which case, I would think that the only thing humans are really concerned with is "self awareness" 

      On the third option. I wouldn't say that atheist don't have a soul or believe in their soul or what have you, but yes, the body dies and decomposes.

      More or less, the one thing that you can expect is that you will eventually die.  And while I know my theory is not very compatible with atheist or theist alike;

      I believe that life will ultimately come back again.  Don't know if it will be the same but when I think about the Universe and how all the properties for life were formed and since what is in the universe will always exist in the Universe, then it is likely that humanity will have it's place again.

      Will I remember me, probably not but who knows. wink

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Let me guess sis... You're trying to see "order"... in this complicated universe..... all theories welcome. smile

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          sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Na, not really.  I am totally happy to become a star!  big_smile

          1. JonTutor profile image54
            JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            You're super star. lol

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              sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              You know, I think I was being very insensitive.  I know you just lost your friend. sad  If it helps you feel better about death.  Maybe it will help to know that statistically, according to doctors etc... that in death the average time passing between life and death is about 10 seconds or less.  And also that the body releases a chemical similar to the same chemical that is released in the female body after giving birth that makes you forget any pain at all. 

              Some have coined it the "mercy" chemical.  It's something that happens as a result of "shock" or an overwhelming amount of information that the brain cannot process so it shuts down and results in a state of bliss. 

              Just thought you might like to know.  So in the event you are traumatized about your friend, you can feel some comfort knowing that it is very unlikely that your friend suffered at all.  smile

              1. JonTutor profile image54
                JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                You're cool Sis. smile

    5. mohitmisra profile image58
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are too cute Jon and ask questions which are too intelligent for one so young.
      One can die and merge with the Light or heaven or god.You do have a soul or your inner energy which cannot get destroyed.This can merge with the universal soul or all souls ,the super soul or god which is your true home.
      If you have any desire or desires when you die you will come back in order to complete them.
      Its due to desires that you are here right now. smile

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        @Mohitmisra Thanks Dude..... so many desires in a life time... Gotta know why last thoughts deciding factor. smile

      2. AEvans profile image78
        AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Can you please point this out biblically? I have not ever heard it stated like that before. So the desire or desires would make the people who have not completed there lives ghosts and is this why we have hauntings? smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image58
          mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Jesus says we can sit with him in the kingdom of heaven, the Light or god ,our source.
          Ghosts are supposed to be dead souls still hovering around, don't know where the soul goes for all before it returns.I know one can go back to the Light. smile

    6. mobilephone guide profile image58
      mobilephone guideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      only the dead knows.

      1. Colebabie profile image59
        Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Who ya callin' Jesus? You've gotta have some serious roaming charges...

        1. JonTutor profile image54
          JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LOL... lol

    7. profile image45
      Bob Loblahposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      23Aug09

      Most people deserve to go to heaven because they have done their time in hell.

      Forever and Ever
      Bob Loblah

    8. Sanctus Vesania profile image61
      Sanctus Vesaniaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      4) Living soul dies, remains in the grave until either the first or second resurrection.  The saints of God are resurrected in the first resurrection.  All others during the second.

    9. andromida profile image59
      andromidaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Its just a relative questions.Unless I die I can't give you the right answer.

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        True.... nobody knows for sure.... but once you die..... how will you communicate with me (if I'm gonna be alive )...lol

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    None of them. 

    To appreciate the above... ask a corpse.

    Le Mort c'est La Mort. C'est la vie!!

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're right... nobody knows for sure. lol

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I am...
        Don't use up the life you have, trying to find the answer; there is so much more that can be achieved with the life.

        A wise man once said that we will All find out in time; yet so many are impatient to know today!! smile

        1. JonTutor profile image54
          JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Interesting responses.... I'm not impatient... just curious. smile

      2. profile image0
        Ghost32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, some do know...but if you're not one who does, how do you find out (other than asking a corpse)?

        1. mohitmisra profile image58
          mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Ask those who have died and come back smile

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              If you believe in reincarnation all of us have come back. So you should ask yourself. see if you find the answer big_smile

            1. mohitmisra profile image58
              mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I do know where my soul went when I died. smile

  3. Ladybird33 profile image66
    Ladybird33posted 9 years ago

    life begins after death...in heaven (or at least that is what I believe)

    1. James Agbogun profile image59
      James Agbogunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And what is your perception of Heaven?

      1. JonTutor profile image54
        JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Do you wanna know.... perception of Jihad folks lol http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/ja … ianreview5

        1. James Agbogun profile image59
          James Agbogunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          And that is applicable to christianity. Those who think heaven is a place of enjoyment should imagine what their pleasures are. That could just be a sin. You deprive yourself here and think it is abundant there, you might just be disappointed. And when you can't catch your fun, it could just be a bore.

    2. chukra G profile image56
      chukra Gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      100%

  4. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 9 years ago
    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hell's gonna be great... Hollywood babes.... Gotta enjoy the ride. wink

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Don't forget 2 get ur tickets  !  big_smile

        1. JonTutor profile image54
          JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I'm a "baby"... can sit on Scarlett Johansson lap. wink

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Talk about crowded places yikes

            1. JonTutor profile image54
              JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Who is complaining. wink

  5. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 9 years ago

    I believe in a mix of 2 and 3.

    I forget what it's called but there's some kind of scientific law that states 'energy can not be created or destroyed' it just goes from one form to another endlessly, and I figure that includes us too.

    Even if (worst case scenario) you become worm food, you're going to be absorbed into it, and become part of it, or taken up by the roots of a tree, becoming part of one thing, and then in time becoming part of something else.

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cool response... very close to my opinion. smile

  6. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    what about my belief that everyone just goes back to the dust from where they came and await a resurrection.......

    That paradise will come to earth..... and we can come back to earth too

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cool scenario.... limbo till paradise. smile

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        ' Limbo in the Lime' Nice 4 a musical lol

        1. profile image0
          \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          go on then write a song about it

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I will! I will dedicate it 2 u ! smile

            1. profile image0
              \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              thanks will it be nice and respectful or it might upset me.....

              1. tantrum profile image61
                tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Wait and see! I'm writing it tonight

                1. profile image0
                  \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  i will not sleep i hope it is going to be really really good and dedicated just to me

              2. JonTutor profile image54
                JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Gotta have something to think... maybe a bit of both "nice and upset".... gonna spend eternity in limbo. smile

    2. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Top of the morning to you Brenda.. Welcome back. smile

      1. profile image0
        \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        aw thanks pearl diver lovely to be back

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I left you the poem in your thread of poems . Hope u like it! big_smile

          1. profile image0
            \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            hope i do... or you are in trouble

  7. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    Seriously?

    Your disembodied consciousness hangs around for three days, then turns into light and is recycled. There are other choices though. 1) You can hang around here without a body and help out people with problems similar to the ones you left behind (purgatory). Lots of suicides choose this. 2) You can come back with a different body and no memory of the one you left at death, which is kind of like reincarnation (or IS reincarnation). 3) You can stay with God or Light or whatever you want to call it.

    How do I know this stuff?

    I don't know! lol! big_smile

    You asked, I provide!

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're very wise... gotta spend more time thinking through your response. smile

  8. HubChief profile image77
    HubChiefposted 9 years ago

    - your family remebers you until they die.
    - your body decayed by pests if you are burried
    - you keep flying in air if you are burnt
    - the soul gets recycled and you forget your last brith
    - After 100 years, no one knows if you existed unless you had a family tradition of "wall pictures of every family picture"


    I believe in god but realistically, that is how far I can think.

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Matter of fact response... except for soul "reclycled".... welcome hubchief. smile

  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    You'll know when you get there smile

    1. JonTutor profile image54
      JonTutorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wisest response. smile

    2. profile image0
      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      are you going to be buried alive Misha

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I am not Edgar Poe, but this possibility always scared me...

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          It will be o.k. and you won't be buried alive. Everyone believes in something and I believe in Heaven so I am not afraid nor should you be. smile

  10. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    aren't we all getting on so nicely no arguments on this controversial subjest........... well done jonTutor

  11. Shaul Stein profile image55
    Shaul Steinposted 9 years ago

    i believe that the way you live on earth will have a direct reflection on you, no matter where you spend it.
    a farmer knows that he will gather corn in a few months if he planted corn.
    whatever we plant, the harvest awaits us.
    if you do what you know is right to do and do not disregard your conscience, then you are free and own no man anything except love.

  12. James S. Thornton profile image56
    James S. Thorntonposted 9 years ago

    Safe assumption: you go back to where you were in all those 13.5 billion years the Universe existed before you did.

    In other words: you go back to the ultimate nothingness.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hope it's going to be fun. If not ,what a waste !

  13. chukra G profile image56
    chukra Gposted 9 years ago

    you will get an amount of money if you are insured

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      and the worms are good for the veggie garden! smile

 
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