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Atheistic Dilemma - How do you deal with your mortality?
Posted: 10 September 2011 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 166 ]
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To get back to the question that began this thread, we only experience life. There is no point worrying about death. I rather like the current Dalai Lama’s attitude on this subject, and that of many Buddhists, though I do not share their belief in reincarnation.

Live in the here and now, eternity’s sunrise. It’s the only place and the only time we can ever live.

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Posted: 31 January 2013 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 167 ]
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Here is my own take on my death. I find it oddly wonderful that when I’m done and gone all that’s left are the memories others have of me. That’s what drives me to be a good person knowing that fact. I have one shot to get it right and make a positive impression on the world around me. I also maybe weirdly like the fact that when I’m gone it’s like I’ve made way for someone else to have a turn at life. The idea that I will no longer exists doesn’t really frighten me, it’s more of the how that does. Like Woody Allen once said “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

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Posted: 31 January 2013 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 168 ]
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Tahu - 31 January 2013 01:28 PM

Here is my own take on my death. I find it oddly wonderful that when I’m done and gone all that’s left are the memories others have of me. That’s what drives me to be a good person knowing that fact. I have one shot to get it right and make a positive impression on the world around me. I also maybe weirdly like the fact that when I’m gone it’s like I’ve made way for someone else to have a turn at life. The idea that I will no longer exists doesn’t really frighten me, it’s more of the how that does. Like Woody Allen once said “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

That is the reality of the situation, we only live on in the memories of others.  Make the world around you a better place to the best of your abilities.

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Posted: 31 January 2013 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 169 ]
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Honestly, I don’t quite see the dilemma here. When you take a look at what’s on offer with a lot of the afterlives that religions claim to believe in, they look a lot like screaming boredom at best and eternal slavery at worst.

Whether there are gods or a hereafter, I don’t know and I don’t pretend to know, but I think I’ll take a pass on what’s being proposed. It really doesn’t look that hot.

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