Would You chose Life without Death if You could? As in never-ending Life ... (wh

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  1. Mr. Happy profile image70
    Mr. Happyposted 11 years ago

    Would You chose Life without Death if You could? As in never-ending Life ... (why or why not).

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image83
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Heck no!  Death is a gift!  Oh life is a gift too, I suppose, but too much life will kill you.

    In Tolkien's "The Silmarillion" the creator gave death as a gift to mankind...sorta.

    Elves...those unlucky folks lived forever unless they were killed...endless life made them wise, but it didn't make them happy.

    I figured this answer was maybe valid, since we're talking fiction anyway.


  3. Kebennett1 profile image60
    Kebennett1posted 11 years ago

    No I wouldn't! God made things the way they are for a reason. Life would get really boring if you lived on and on, If people around you didn't have life without death, then everyone you knew would die off. Death is just a part of the life cycle and I can accept that!

  4. irenemaria profile image61
    irenemariaposted 11 years ago

    Everlasting life is what we are created for. As for now, the real life has not yet started. read more

  5. loua profile image61
    louaposted 11 years ago

    The chicken and the egg riddle of origin, source and beginning is just that, it is an illusion of delusion, like how much wood could a woodchuck chuck – both are mixed metaphors and have no logic or rule for the usage…

    You see, the chicken and the egg analogy uses the same entity (egg is a stage of a developing chicken) they are simply different sages of the life development cycle; neither is the source of their creation; only the genes, the biological seed-force energy can create life – Again, another pseudo-analogy would be, what came first ~ the embryo or the adult? This is also nonsense when it is thought to imply the beginnings of any species linage…

    You see birds evolved from snakes and snakes evolved from the energy budget of terrestrial segmented worms and they evolved from marine forms.
    The bottom line is we are life when we live we are dead when we don't.   

    Energy, nature and spirit are eternal and death is the doorway to change from one form of energy, nature and spirit to another so the question is ambiguous.  We as energy, nature and spirit are forever...

    To hold on to one form is to fall short of the existence experience...

  6. Renee Abbott profile image81
    Renee Abbottposted 11 years ago

    Wouldnt make any sense to me to choose life without death. I do not believe life ends at death, just the way we view it in the physical. There would be way to much to miss if I remain on earth forever.

  7. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    You mean like Arwen? an immortal...No...I would be so sad when all of my mortal loved ones die..

  8. Joelipoo profile image80
    Joelipooposted 11 years ago

    No, I would not.  I believe our mortal life here on Earth is worth sticking around for.  The afterlife will be far better for those who believe.  God set this up for a specific reason.  Plus, just because you could have a never-ending life here on earth does not mean it would be a pleasant one.

  9. Ruchira profile image72
    Ruchiraposted 11 years ago

    Death is NOT an option. Bodies are mortal and soul is immortal so, we gotta get rid of that body and take up another one eventually.

  10. RichardSpeaks profile image79
    RichardSpeaksposted 11 years ago

    Since we don't really know what the other side of death is, if there is another side, we can't really make an informed choice. But, having said that, I say this: Life is all I know so far. I'm not in a hurry for it to end. With only that experience to go by, sure, keep living. Why not? Since I don't believe in any kind of deity, heaven and hell are not options. But, my only question is, given the nature of human beings, eternal life might well be boring, right?

  11. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 11 years ago

    NOPE.  As I deteriorate gradually in my 6th decade, I'm looking forward to Heaven.

  12. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    That depends on what my quality of life would be in reference to physical and mental attributes. Would it be riddled with pain from physical deterioration and would I be of sound mind to help others? I believe It would be yes if I were able to help others and no if my body would age as it does now. Great question.

  13. loveofnight profile image76
    loveofnightposted 11 years ago

    If I could live forever and not grow older it could be something worth thinking about. But because I believe that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience I would feel as if I were cheating myself out of the next stage of life.I choose to believe that this thing called life isn't all there is.Knowing that there is something better than just growing old is worth looking forward to.If there is a heaven or afterlife you can't reach it by staying here.

  14. meow48 profile image66
    meow48posted 11 years ago

    no way, life would get sooooo boring, and even if the body and mind were allowed to be intact, everyone that meant something to me would be gone, i see it in the folks that live to be over 100, their children are dead, the grand children are mostly dead, and the great, and great great grandchildren don't seem to be around.  and for some reason, although this may sound harsh, when these folk come into the hospital, the doctors seem hell bent to make sure they live to be 100 plus another year, and truly order horendous treatments, etc, on them.... when all they want is to die in peace... and that is the thing.... to be able to rest in peace is not necessarily bad...

  15. profile image0
    mcals71posted 11 years ago

    Well, I'm 64 years old and already dealing with arthritis and what not. Can I expect it to get better as I grow older? I doubt it. In my heart I'll always be 17 years old, but it would seem that my body doesn't agree with me. One day it'll grow too tired to go on and then my immortal spirit will leave this mortal body for what I hope will be a better life with the Lord and my loved ones who have preceded me. To live forever here on earth would mean seeing all my loved ones eventually die, without the hope of ever seeing them again. I would end up alone with my memories of times long gone, when things used to be better... No! Definitely not for me.

  16. Levertis Steele profile image77
    Levertis Steeleposted 11 years ago

    I would not choose this life without death. This world is full of so much evil. Who wants to stay here forever? I enjoy life and look forward to an everlasting life without all of the world's complications. That is why I am happy!

  17. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 11 years ago


    I think it's odd that the worst fear used to be death when life spans were shorter. Now, the biggest fear is a dead life. Fear of becoming a zombie, robot, or some other creature without emotions. Or like in Futurama: a head in a jar living without a body.

    Good question relating to death with dignity, euthanasia, assisted suicide, living wills, and mercy killing.  The survival rate after five years after diagnosis may be high - but I'm not willing for treatment if it means spending those five years in a hospital dying more slowly and painfully.

  18. d.william profile image75
    d.williamposted 11 years ago

    I would opt for never ending life, but only if i were young healthy and could have all the lovin' i needed.  You can always make new friends, start new families, and think of all there is to know and learn on this planet and beyond.  If not never ending life, then at least a couple thousand years might suffice.

  19. Amy Becherer profile image68
    Amy Bechererposted 11 years ago

    If all things remained the same in life as we know it, other than life forever, I would not choose to live indefinitely.  As we age, our bodies fail us.  I would not choose to live forever with illness and pain.  However, the question means that some medical conditions that inevitably end in death could not exist with life forever.  Diseases, such as Huntington's disease, could not coexist with immortality. Huntington's always results in a prolonged, but fatal end.  Since I don't want to contemplate the horror of unending suffering without the release of death, I trust that our Maker knows best. 

    The biblical account of Adam and Eve tells believers that the perfect world that God intended was taken away when free will allowed the choice for good or bad and the temptation of sin won.  The human race lost choice and life changed forever. We would know unhappiness, pain, suffering and death.  Redemption could still be won in the afterlife of eternity by letting go and letting God.  According to scripture, we do live forever. Although it has not been proven scientifically, I choose to believe.  It is a personal matter of faith.

  20. Ruchira profile image72
    Ruchiraposted 11 years ago

    What is born has to die. What is fresh has to decay. Our bodies are going through the same cycle of birth, decay and then death. This hub will talk about the above. read more

  21. ipen profile image60
    ipenposted 11 years ago

    Even if I could I will not choose life without death. Death is destination. Because of fear of death man believes God. Also there will not be any purpose to live as man becomes less motivated to do anything and the whole life will be boring. And God has created all this because he knows what is best. Lets not question it and enjoy our life till death.

  22. ii3rittles profile image77
    ii3rittlesposted 11 years ago

    I chose that by admitting I am a sinner and Jesus died for me. I will die the first death then will have eternal life (being saved from the second death).

    So yes, I would, and I did. smile

  23. sephia profile image57
    sephiaposted 11 years ago

    I'd rather not choose the life without death because if I do i could never appreciate life.
    Having the life without death is like having something for nothing. How can enjoy things such as memories if we had unending life? We could never because we knew to ourselves that we can do it again anytime we want, and how long we want to end it. It's like a food with no expiration day or a fruit that wont rot.
    Having life without death is having nothing to be grateful for. For there is nothing to appreciate, nothing to be content, nothing to fall and to stand again and nothing to for us to call LIFE.

  24. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Life is a cycle as death is a mean of a new beginning (rebirth).

    If there is no death, then the world might be over-populated and there won't be enough food to cater everyone.

    But if we live in the form of spiritual being - soul then we do not need to feed on food. It will be a different situation and I do believe it will be better in spirit than in physical body.

    Dying is the new beginning of living so we should find ourselves as a blessing. We would love to know what lies after death. The process is unknown and thus many fear what is beyond death.

  25. rLcasaLme profile image69
    rLcasaLmeposted 11 years ago

    If I choose to live a never-ending life in this temporal world, then I'd be seeing all my loved ones leave me without the hope of seeing them again. to me, that is hell.

  26. tlcs profile image63
    tlcsposted 11 years ago

    Choosing life without death if it was possible to stay young enough to enjoy life would be a considered option for me, however that said you would need to be very healthy to be old and live for ever do you not think?

  27. KatyWhoWaited profile image80
    KatyWhoWaitedposted 11 years ago

    Isn't that what living for eternity actually means? I think death is a mistake. I think hard-wired into the human mind is the desire to live forever.  If you believe that the soul is mind and that research is getting closer and closer to understanding the mind, it should eventually be possible that, like in the Star Trek series where Spock's conscienceness is in a lighted globe, our minds too will be able to live forever.  Think of the possibilities of learning and understanding that would exist if minds that already knew such a great deal, would keep learning and learning.  Relgion holds us back from expanding our thinking to this area.

  28. Ciel Clark profile image73
    Ciel Clarkposted 11 years ago

    Definitely one hundred percent.  I am way too curious to let a chance like that go by.  When my grandmother was dying her biggest regret she kept saying,  "But I won't get to find out what happens next."

  29. ayliss08 profile image61
    ayliss08posted 11 years ago

    well, I would not choose life without death. I think it would be boring, and even dreadful to have a never-ending life.


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