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sans qualia Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:48 AM
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What do you want to happen after you die?
Edited on Wed Dec-15-04 11:55 AM by sans qualia
Whether or not you actually believe in heaven or an afterlife or whatever, what do you want to happen to you after you die? What would be the best possible way to spend your death?
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:50 AM
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1. Any infinite existence would eventually become hell.
Why? Because you would eventually have enough time to learn and do everything that there is. A billion times over, even. Ultimately, an eternal life is one of supreme boredom. You can't even kill yourself to end it.

Give me non-existence, please.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:55 AM
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3. But you are looking at the progression of time as you know it
It might not become boredom if there is no such thing as time.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:03 PM
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8. Exactly,
And with an infinite population, you'll have infinite experiences in the afterlife. You're going to have a full plate, in my belief.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:12 PM
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12. An infinite population?
After you've gone through every possible experience with an infinite number of people, do you really think that it will be completely different for that infinity+1 person?
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:17 PM
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15. I believe all our worldly knowldge is just a drop in a huge ocean.
Theres more stuff to experience out there, somewhere.
OK, I'm getting too deep now...
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sans qualia Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:13 PM
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13. I dunno
I don't think novelty is really necessary for enjoyment. What if heaven was a place where your only mental state was the sensation of absolute happiness? Would that be better or worse than non-existence? Or what if you forgot things? What if there were infinitely many different, fun things to do wherever it is you're spending forever?
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:50 AM
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2. Me with women only.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:56 AM
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4. "A song about heaven, and what to expect"
Edited on Wed Dec-15-04 11:58 AM by Spider Jerusalem
"God's Hotel"

Everybody got a room
Everybody got a room
Everybody got a room
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got a room.
Well you'll never see a sign hanging on the door
Sayin 'No vacancies anymore'.


Everybody got wings
Everybody got wings
Everybody got wings
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got wings.
You'll never see a sign hanging on the door
Sayin 'At no time may both feet leave the floor'


Everybody got a harp
Everybody got a harp
Everybody got a harp
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got a harp.
You'll never see a sign hanging on the wall
Sayin 'No harps allowed in the hotel at all'.


Everybody got a cloud
Everybody got a cloud
Everybody got a cloud
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got a cloud.
You'll never see a sign hanging on the wall
Sayin 'Smoking and drinking will be thy downfall'.


Everybody hold a hand
Everybody hold a hand
Everybody hold a hand
In God's Hotel.
Everybody hold a hand.
You'll never see a sign hung up above your door
'No visitors allowed in rooms, By law!'


Everybody's halo shines
Everybody's halo shines
Everybody's halo shines
In God's Hotel.
Everybody's halo lookin' fine.
You won't see a sign staring at you from the wall
Sayin 'Lights out! No burnin the midnight oil!'


Everybody got credit
Everybody got credit
Everybody got credit
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got good credit.
You'll never see a sign stuck on the cash-box drawer
Sayin 'Credit tommorow!!' or 'Want credit?!? Haw, haw haw!!'


Everybody is blind
Everybody is blind
Everybody is blind
In God's Hotel.
Everybody is blind.
You'll never see a sign on the front door
'No red skins. No Blacks. And that means you, baw!'


Everybody is deaf
Everybody is deaf
Everybody is deaf
In God's Hotel.
Everybody is deaf.
You'll never find a sign peeling off the bar-room wall
'Though shalt not blaspheme, cuss, holler or bawl'.


Everybody is dumb
Everybody is dumb
Everybody is dumb
In God's Hotel.
Everybody is dumb.
So you'll never see on the visiting-room wall
'Though shalt not blaspheme, cuss, holler or bawl'.


Everybody got Heaven
Everybody got Heaven
Everybody got Heaven
In God's Hotel.
Everybody got Heaven.
So you'll never see scribbled on the bathroom wall
'Let Rosy get ya Heaven, dial 686-844!'


- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

ON EDIT: This makes less sense now, since the original poster changed his post. Oh, well.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:58 AM
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5. There's The Talking Heads Version
Heaven is a Place
Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
They play it once again, they play it all night long.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

There is a party, everyone is there.
Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
could be so exciting, and so much fun.

When this kiss is over it will start again.
It will not be any different, it will be exactly the same.
It's hard to imagine that nothing at all
could be so exciting, could be so much fun.
Or Monty Python's "Christmas in Heaven" cocktail lounge with the bare-breasted chorus line in Santa outfits. Take your pick.

Meditating on the answer usually leads to an absurd conclusion. That's one reason I don't find an afterlife compelling.
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:00 PM
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6. This will probably sound really depressing
but I want to see my sister. She died when I was 11 and she was 14. I would just like to see her one more time.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:16 PM
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14. oh man motley that is sooo very sweet.... Im sure she knows that is what
you want to happen. :hug:

such a sweet person....
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:24 PM
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20. Thanks,
:)
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:02 PM
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7. I want to be with all my dogs who went before me
and I'd love to see my Grandma again
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:07 PM
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9. Great quote.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:10 PM
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10. Decompose
and let the flowers grow.
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:11 PM
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11. I don't know about spending eternity anywhere...
but I do want a cool ass Viking Funeral. Complete with Longboat and fire.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:19 PM
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16. I just want some fucking sleep, and not too worry about getting fucked
with guilt just because Im doing something that feels good and right, and causing no harm. Man motherfuckin' repigs get the fuck off my back! sorry.. but yeah some long naps would be most excellent.
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sans qualia Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:21 PM
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17. I feel the same way
Of all the possible worlds I can imagine, none seem to appeal to me more than just ceasing to exist. Weirdly.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:23 PM
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21. yep just being done with the game is all I want for death.
I really shouldnt dwell though, Im still living and Im not allowed to die until someone or something kills me or at least thats what most laws indicate... bastards
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:21 PM
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18. After being toasted and scattered
nothing, no memory, no feeling, no awareness, no heaven, no hell, no knowledge of ever experiencing life, nothing.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:23 PM
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19. what will it matter to me - I'll be dead...
no, really.

maybe people will say nice things about me, but i don't care either way
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