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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-23-06 01:57 PM
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23. I've always thought the fact that animals
down to the level of, say, a fish or a snake have observable, unique personalities is one of the biggest pieces of evidence - I would go as far as to say proofs - that there are no souls and therefore no afterlife. I'm sure there are people who would say fish and snakes have unique personalities. And who's to say bugs and bacteria don't have them as well.

To your second question - and just so you know, I'm not someone who believes in an afterlife - wouldn't that be a weird surprise, to get to heaven and find out it's full of rocks!
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  -Contemplating the afterlife is maddening. IMModerate  Sep-23-06 12:38 AM   #0 
  - Well...  fiziwig   Sep-23-06 12:59 AM   #1 
  - Begging the question. Life is not afterlife.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 01:15 AM   #6 
  - I think I've seen your postings at another forum. Pleased to see you here.  Vidar   Sep-24-06 01:40 PM   #42 
  - Reminds me of a parable  azurnoir   Sep-23-06 01:06 AM   #2 
  - Good story.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 01:13 AM   #4 
  - try reading the "Afterlife Experiments" by Gary Schwartz Ph.D,  roguevalley   Sep-23-06 01:07 AM   #3 
  - Of these, I've seen Van Praagh in action.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 01:26 AM   #7 
  - Crazy maddening or annoying maddening?  neebob   Sep-23-06 01:14 AM   #5 
  - Huh? Didn't see that one coming.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 01:33 AM   #8 
     - I don't care  neebob   Sep-23-06 01:48 AM   #9 
  - IMO, the very notion of an afterlife is inhumane and immoral.  varkam   Sep-23-06 03:42 AM   #10 
  - "Religion has murdered humanity. The murder weapon is the afterlife."  Zhade   Sep-23-06 04:37 PM   #31 
     - I concur.  beam me up scottie   Sep-23-06 05:08 PM   #32 
        - Thanks.  varkam   Sep-23-06 05:40 PM   #35 
  - Is that all your worries? Persons like me are to spend eternity in a  Random_Australian   Sep-23-06 06:31 AM   #11 
  - Which is why I believe in universal salvation  JerseygirlCT   Sep-23-06 08:01 AM   #15 
     - No time and no individuality.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 12:21 PM   #19 
        - I think it's hard for us to comtemplate that  JerseygirlCT   Sep-23-06 03:51 PM   #30 
           - Different boat for me. I'm a materialist.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 05:38 PM   #34 
  - Maybe souls just sit around discussing things  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-23-06 06:45 AM   #12 
  - First you've got to be tombstoned...  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 12:26 PM   #20 
  - I like you, Muriel  neebob   Sep-23-06 01:36 PM   #22 
  - "In my fathers house, there are many mansions"  peanutbrittle   Sep-23-06 07:33 AM   #13 
  - Thanks peanutbrittle.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 02:19 PM   #24 
     - Aw, crap - I knew I was gonna hafta look  neebob   Sep-23-06 03:32 PM   #29 
        - I have to admire anybody who can read that stuff.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 05:30 PM   #33 
        - "morontia" !  beam me up scottie   Sep-23-06 05:41 PM   #36 
           - Well, if you weren't so busy defending your screen saver  neebob   Sep-26-06 03:39 AM   #61 
  - I think the afterlife takes on a very non-earthy aspect  JerseygirlCT   Sep-23-06 08:00 AM   #14 
  - I started a thread on this idea back in February...  Kerry4Kerry   Sep-23-06 08:05 AM   #16 
  - There is no after-life.  Evoman   Sep-23-06 11:48 AM   #17 
  - AFTER-life? Bah, I plan on living forever.  Odin2005   Sep-23-06 12:20 PM   #18 
  - Right a few questions for those who believe in an afterlife  cyborg_jim   Sep-23-06 12:34 PM   #21 
  - I've always thought the fact that animals  neebob   Sep-23-06 01:57 PM   #23 
  - Some rocks have personalities.  IMModerate   Sep-23-06 02:22 PM   #25 
  - Some rocks get mad  neebob   Sep-23-06 02:57 PM   #27 
  - Of course some people just give everything a 'soul'  cyborg_jim   Sep-23-06 02:43 PM   #26 
     - I was taught that the earth itself has a soul  neebob   Sep-23-06 03:20 PM   #28 
  - Welcome to DU!  varkam   Sep-23-06 06:30 PM   #37 
     - Thanks for the welcome  cyborg_jim   Sep-23-06 06:39 PM   #38 
     - My second question  cyborg_jim   Sep-23-06 06:41 PM   #39 
        - It's the geometry.  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 01:53 PM   #43 
           - I'm fully aware of the chemistry  cyborg_jim   Sep-24-06 02:00 PM   #44 
              - Is there intelligence without a physical brain?  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 02:22 PM   #45 
              - Not an idealist then.  cyborg_jim   Sep-24-06 02:27 PM   #46 
                 - Metaphysically, I'm a materialist.  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 03:13 PM   #47 
                    - E = Mc^2  cyborg_jim   Sep-24-06 03:19 PM   #48 
                       - All redundancies should be reported to...  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 04:04 PM   #50 
              - You guys can talk about chemistry and geometry  neebob   Sep-24-06 04:03 PM   #49 
                 - When you say "all the live long day..."  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 04:07 PM   #51 
                    - Oh, sorry.  neebob   Sep-24-06 04:15 PM   #52 
                       - You know, I'm looking at this thread as a whole...  IMModerate   Sep-24-06 05:03 PM   #53 
                          - Yeah  neebob   Sep-25-06 08:48 AM   #54 
                             - Another thing: I experience the people I have lost.  IMModerate   Sep-25-06 09:34 AM   #55 
                             - Good point  neebob   Sep-25-06 08:24 PM   #57 
                             - The goal of all life is death.  ozone_man   Sep-25-06 10:01 AM   #56 
                                - It's not peace if you're not feeling it  neebob   Sep-25-06 08:29 PM   #58 
                                   - A different kind of peace.  ozone_man   Sep-25-06 09:19 PM   #59 
                                      - Oh, but it's OK for salmon.  neebob   Sep-26-06 03:54 AM   #62 
                                         - What a way to go.  ozone_man   Sep-26-06 09:34 AM   #64 
  - Afterlife is wishful thinking.  ozone_man   Sep-23-06 08:04 PM   #40 
  - Remember the scene in Our Town  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-24-06 08:37 AM   #41 
  - That's one thing that's kinda cool about Mormon hell  neebob   Sep-26-06 02:19 AM   #60 
     - Well,  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-26-06 07:51 AM   #63 
        - No, I'm pretty sure you're just doomed  neebob   Sep-26-06 10:45 AM   #65 
  - To go Back in Time, Forward in time, to inhabit other beings like animals  skyblue   Oct-01-06 03:01 PM   #66 
  - Use your imagination.  and-justice-for-all   Oct-03-06 04:24 AM   #67 
  - That post was just plain brilliant.  lvx35   Oct-03-06 04:36 AM   #68 
  - well, BMUS will owe me a beer  WoodrowFan   Oct-03-06 08:10 AM   #69 
 

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