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Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .

 
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Take it from older wiser people:

Nihilism / Atheism etc. are cop outs of the lowest order. It not heroic or daring to believe these things....it's the opposite. It is cowardly and a false way out of responsibility.

Believing life has meaning and acting accordingly...now that's scary, dangerous, courageous and beautiful.
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Quite the opposite I think. You sin daily, and beg forgiveness, to absolve you of your guilt. You're not living with it that way, you believe it is taken from your own hands, by a god that doesn't exist, just so you can feel good again.

I live with my decisions, no one can take that away, and I alone have to live with the ramifications of those decisions.
THAT'S brave buddy. You're way is the cowards way, absolving yourself to your mythical god.
Just trying to bring rational thinking to the net.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Life is a great gift just as it is. Live it for what it is, an incredible gift from the universe. And YOU one out of uncountable trillions of possibilities won the greatest lottery eternity had to offer. Maybe there's nothing after this life, So what, it in itself is enough.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Imagine, what would you be thinking when you were nothingness?
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
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although experience and authentic knowledge are impossible to convey, I can tell you this:

This life is not easy. Yah, the pain, at times does not make sense, but it is not without purpose.
You are immortal. This does become perfect in the end.
Hope is perfect.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
The world would be exactly how it is now. All of my friends are atheists. A lot of them have their share of mental health issues, but I can't imagine faith will heal them. If it can't be measured in a lab, they won't bite.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
The suffering in life can build character, but when it gets to be too much it's time to make a change. Remove the things causing you this pain or remove yourself from the painful situation. Change your life, find something that you enjoy.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
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But there “is” AFTERLIFE!

This is NOT it!

So STFU OP.

JESUS CHRIST/GOD is real REAL and is arriving soon to take “home” to GODS INFINITE LOVE all MANKIND who deny Satan.
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Calm down Karen.

Don’t start throwing holy water coffee on us.

Geez.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
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You specifically stated " if you were told", so non-believers would still not believe, people of faith would continue to hold their beliefs, and those who know, would not have their knowledge waived or discredited by anyone.

Last Edited by Louis in Richmond on 08/01/2020 02:13 PM
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There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.

My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who would douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth.

Beware these men for they are dangerous themselves, and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth. - Albert Hosteen
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
If the world suddenly believed this, there would soon be more scientific research into how to live longer, anti-aging, improving quality of life.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
well, OP, that is what you get, when you believe what others say - without doing your own research ...

PS ... Heaven, Hell, "god" - Angels, Demons and Astral beings, exist only in the realms of YOUR mind -

Consciousness can not be created or destroyed ... Individuated Consciousness exists only in the Physical realm, and it has the ability to be enhanced/expanded, by personal experiences - which can be shared ... but it is up to you to KNOW the difference between TRUTH and DECEPTION - because you choose your own BELIEF SYSTEM - and if you choose to believe a lie - that is not my fault

LIFE is ETERNAL ... because we are Immortal beings ... that is why there are so many dimension of Life, to keep us progressing --- so that we can reach our FULL potential


you aren't going anywhere, but in circles, when you choose to believe a lie ... if you want to "graduate" from the 3D you better start doing your homework
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
God came to me as a child around 4 years old.

Then I became a Christian and led my parents to Christ.

It's all real. I'm on the autism spectrum and see things differently. I always could see God.
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Seeing things differently and being delusional are not necessarily the same thing.
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Let this young person tell their story.

Please continue my friend;)
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


That hopelessness is the lie satan wants you to believe. He causes the afformentioned suffering and deceives people into believing that after the pain he causes, nothing lies ahead


Jesus brings healing. Salvation. Eternity. Hope. Satan trembles at this

He will do everything in his power to have as many join his misery as possible
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


This make more sense than all those wonderful lie from the Bible.......
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


That's what I believe and because of it I try to live my life consciously and experience everything I can while still doing my part to make things better.

In general if you're a decent person believing that you don't have an afterlife etc makes you more committed to being decent.

If you're a bad person believing in afterlife or not isn't suddenly going to make you better.


In most ways your question is irrelevant
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
If the world suddenly believed this, there would soon be more scientific research into how to live longer, anti-aging, improving quality of life.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Have a kid.
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It's interesting that even with today's technologies we could all be billionares and live for a hundreds of years but still we choose poverty and live in dark age.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


No after life means no life here on earth or anywhere.

No reincarnation means no archetypes, no spirit.

No freedom of choice. Predetermined death.

Real stupid world to live in.

No miracles and no surprises.

Faith is essential property of a soul, while religion can be man made for controlling masses.
Lust for power exposes the slave.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


It's impossible that all this came from nothing and means nothing. GOD is self-evident and so is the afterlife.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
I would probably nuke the planet and fly to the closest black hole.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
This thread has some very pragmatic musings around what the impact of certain widespread beliefs would have on our day to day society.

This information is only really useful to authoritarians. What matters most is the truthfulness of the beliefs.
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Spot on observation.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Was raised in Southern Baptist traditions. As a tween, I rejected the hypocrisy around me then, which indeed exists in people blabbing outside of their pie holes and yet actions speak so much louder than their words.

Went on to explore most of the major 'religions' of the world. Found at an early age that I lean more towards Eastern philosophies when it comes to how should I go forth and live my life to what truly resonates w/in my soul.

There is so much more to our existence than any of us could ever dream of and I'm still learning at my advanced age.

No, there is 'nothingness.' We are all made up of energy and once our physical bodies expire, our energy must go somewhere b/c even science dictates that energy is only converted from one form to another, to another, etc.

Perhaps the lyrics of Groove Thing by Big Head Todd and the Monsters explains it best. Well, at least to me anyway.

Blessings to all on the quest of discovery of the whys and wherefores as to WTH I am here.


Last Edited by Deplorable Zenobia on 08/01/2020 03:21 PM
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Why would I give a damn ? Lol...really it’s nothing after according to you suffering so please explain why I would care?
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Nobody alive can ever know what happens after death. The only input on the subject is from this side of the fence. Anybody saying they definitely know wants your money.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Already went through those thoughts and ended up changing my life and decided to live as if this was it...nothing exists after this life. Decided if I was wrong great but if I was right then I spent the second half of my life doing whatever I wanted with the goal of getting the most out of what was remaining. The freedom of quitting my stress filled job and exploring the world, keeping fit, starting hobbies I always wanted to do, and helping others with odd jobs has been fantastic!!! We each need to realize you only have one life...what do you want to get out of it, be a slave or accomplish your own goals and be free to do what you want!
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
Yes. The world would be under global Communism and all of the horrors that come with it.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


So you live the only life we know for a fact hoping there is another one and its better than the one you have? Well, I suppose if you just die and nothing happens, you spent your one life waiting for another that isn't. Would you feel bad, if you could ? I don't think much would change if we lived our life as our only life. All the horrors of this life exists if there is a afterlife. So if there isn't, so what?
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
No after life.

No reincarnation.

This is it.

How do you think the world would be different ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79085650


well, Gal Gadot and some of her famous friends sang along to John Lennon's 'Imagine' ... and it didn't go over very well.
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Re: Can you imagine if you were told, yeah this is it, this life you suffer and then it’s nothingness .
It's been a long time since I had that thought and feeling but today I imagined and felt being destroyed forever and my soul desperately sought to escape it. I just can't freaking believe people don't care about living. And I'm not talking about death but spiritual non-existence, day of judgment death of the soul death, ceasing to exist. I can't have that. I will not. I mustn't. I can't need that. Ugh.
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Reality is a bitch; so better to fabricate a story to protect your fragile mind, hey?
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You honestly think that story was fabricated to protect fragile minds?
 Quoting: Can't eat what I want


shhh, he's protecting his fragile mind





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