Will it be Possible for Man to be Immortal?
Men and women born to die. We all know this. But human science is working to find out the chemistry of death and the ways of prevent of. Do you think, thus one day we shall be immortal?
What do you think?
No I don't believe that man will come up with the thing to give us eternal life or immortality, if you will. I am a Christian and believe that all men are destined to die and after that face judgement. Even if man comes up with something that seems to extend life towards immortality, it will fall short and fail. We are corrupt and everything we make rusts, decays, corrupts and ultimately fails.
Everything in this world is a cycle. Our physical bodies will age and soon rot to return to earth when we die. Being immortal will only be in spirit form. Once we learn the lesson of enlightenment then we will be living as spirits which will be immortal.
I am afraid if the answer to that question is yes- the world will be then a more terrible place, with increasing population of immortals fighting and struggling to get and live with limited resources of Earth.
Off course by doing our actions for the benefit of the cosmos, we can still be immortal in the form of our thoughts and deeds for making earth a better place to live.
When Jesus returns to reclaim the earth for himself it is possible.
If any scientist should discover the chemistry of death and prevent it, that would be a great big smack in the face of life. Nature depends on death, not just us, but everything. Edhan brings up a good point on how everything in the world is a cycle.
Those who fear death, desire to live forever. Little do they know that the pains of life might be greater than death itself.
From what I've read, science may make it possible for us to live a few hundred years. If we figure out the mechanism behind cellular regeneration and death, we could in fact become close to immortal. The idea is intriguing because we have no idea how the human psyche might cope with unlimited age. There could be factors (of which at present we have no knowledge) that would make unlimited aging contrary to our basic mind-body relationship, e.g., a person reaching 200 years of age may have no wish other than to be non-existent. Thus, even if the physical capability was within our grasp, we may not wish to embrace it.
As Christians and in other religions, the belief that the spirit or soul never dies is accepted. In literature, immortality may be realized as long as there is a civilization that is receptive to the work done by an author, as in the Greeks and other historical accounts, and even though freezing human bodies with hopes to later be revived, is one concept, it is many who believe that the spirit leaves permanently upon death, and the body cannot be revived.In Bible scriptures there are accounts of figures who lived several hundred years, as Noah, who was long-lived and others, the length of years may not have been the same as we measure life today, or it may well have been true. This we do not know in all certainty. I believe that if we were meant to live forever, that our bodies would never perish or wither, as the leaves on a vine.I also believe that it is a mandate of all nature that all living things are born, live and perish, later to be involved with rebirth of new life forms, as their ashes are mixed with the clay from which all life has its origin.
To answer this question unbiased by religion and all that, I saw something on TV a while back about a medicine that might be able to increase life expectancy significantly. I don't remember the show's name, but it was kind of like a Modern Marvels thing maybe? Anyways, my mom has had a lot of heart problems in the past (six heart attacks) and we've been looking into this procedure where medical scientists can actually use stem cells from your heart to grow or repair one's heart. So theoretically, if this procedure can be adapted onto other vital parts of the body, why wouldn't we be able to renew ourselves? Have a nice day =
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