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Dec 29, 2013 06:50:47   #
PhilosophyMan Loc: Washington state.
 
"People say if we die and there is nothingness, then it is not a bad thing, and in most cases I agree with them, however sometimes the concept of nothingness in death scares me none the less, I cannot wrap my head around such a thing, maybe because I think too much."

what do you think?

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Dec 29, 2013 09:10:05   #
Loki Loc: Georgia
 
philisophyman wrote:
"People say if we die and there is nothingness, then it is not a bad thing, and in most cases I agree with them, however sometimes the concept of nothingness in death scares me none the less, I cannot wrap my head around such a thing, maybe because I think too much."

what do you think?


Given that there is no way to measure conciousness quantitatively, and there is no way to measure accurately when it begins or ends, the question of whether it survives the cessation of chemical reactions we call life is moot.

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Dec 29, 2013 09:34:34   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
banjojack wrote:
Given that there is no way to measure conciousness quantitatively, and there is no way to measure accurately when it begins or ends, the question of whether it survives the cessation of chemical reactions we call life is moot.


Dang, Banjojack, that is EXACTLY what I had in mind, and was going to say...but you beat me to it! :roll: :wink: :-D

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Dec 29, 2013 09:53:00   #
Loki Loc: Georgia
 
slatten49 wrote:
Dang, Banjojack, that is EXACTLY what I had in mind, and was going to say...but you beat me to it! :roll: :wink: :-D


I have an unfair advantage: I was one of my metaphysical personalit.......... avatars this morning, and as such, was already in the "zone." (No, not the ozone, I can hear your darn mind clicking four states away).

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Dec 29, 2013 10:14:38   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
banjojack wrote:
I have an unfair advantage: I was one of my metaphysical personalit.......... avatars this morning, and as such, was already in the "zone." (No, not the ozone, I can hear your darn mind clicking four states away).


Close. Actually, I am currently in the "uh, oh-zone". :shock: Your capacity for putting me there is scary! :oops:

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Dec 29, 2013 10:29:15   #
catpaw Loc: Bakersfield, California
 
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into what is tangible, I guess. That hardly means I'd scoff at someone who does consider such things such as meaning of life, why are we here, is there a heaven and hell, what happens when we die, etc.
I think the scarier aspect of dying and becoming nothingness is living and dying with no purpose at all--as if we had never been. I'll leave behind a child who I hope will become a better person than I am. Hopefully, I will have made a positive difference to the people I have crossed paths with. I don't think I will do anything that will change the world, but I like to think that I will have done something that contributed to leaving the world a better place.

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Dec 29, 2013 10:33:07   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
catpaw wrote:
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into what is tangible, I guess. That hardly means I'd scoff at someone who does consider such things such as meaning of life, why are we here, is there a heaven and hell, what happens when we die, etc.
I think the scarier aspect of dying and becoming nothingness is living and dying with no purpose at all--as if we had never been. I'll leave behind a child who I hope will become a better person than I am. Hopefully, I will have made a positive difference to the people I have crossed paths with. I don't think I will do anything that will change the world, but I like to think that I will have done something that contributed to leaving the world a better place.
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into w... (show quote)


That, in and of itself, is an admirable legacy, Catpaw. :wink: :thumbup:

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Dec 30, 2013 16:53:25   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
catpaw wrote:
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into what is tangible, I guess. That hardly means I'd scoff at someone who does consider such things such as meaning of life, why are we here, is there a heaven and hell, what happens when we die, etc.
I think the scarier aspect of dying and becoming nothingness is living and dying with no purpose at all--as if we had never been. I'll leave behind a child who I hope will become a better person than I am. Hopefully, I will have made a positive difference to the people I have crossed paths with. I don't think I will do anything that will change the world, but I like to think that I will have done something that contributed to leaving the world a better place.
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into w... (show quote)


:thumbup: Amen. Let your life speak. The journey is the destination. The footprint we leave matters.

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Dec 30, 2013 21:31:28   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
catpaw wrote:
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into what is tangible, I guess. That hardly means I'd scoff at someone who does consider such things such as meaning of life, why are we here, is there a heaven and hell, what happens when we die, etc.
I think the scarier aspect of dying and becoming nothingness is living and dying with no purpose at all--as if we had never been. I'll leave behind a child who I hope will become a better person than I am. Hopefully, I will have made a positive difference to the people I have crossed paths with. I don't think I will do anything that will change the world, but I like to think that I will have done something that contributed to leaving the world a better place.
I'm not good at esoteric subjects; too much into w... (show quote)


YES!! My granny told me when I was a young, single father, that my job as a parent was to teach my kids how to love, respect, and work hard for themselves and others.
I took her advice, and it worked!!
If I I leave nothing else, the world has two more good, kind people.
There you go! You just keep it up!
:thumbup:

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Dec 30, 2013 22:19:17   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
philisophyman wrote:
"People say if we die and there is nothingness, then it is not a bad thing, and in most cases I agree with them, however sometimes the concept of nothingness in death scares me none the less, I cannot wrap my head around such a thing, maybe because I think too much."

what do you think?


No, you do NOT think too much!! I think it really admirable that you think so deeply and that it all matters to you this much. I mean it as a compliment when I say you have an "old soul." Safe journey, philosophyman.

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Dec 31, 2013 03:26:18   #
Loki Loc: Georgia
 
Searching wrote:
No, you do NOT think too much!! I think it really admirable that you think so deeply and that it all matters to you this much. I mean it as a compliment when I say you have an "old soul." Safe journey, philosophyman.


If we were not meant to think, why do we have a thinker to think with?

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Dec 31, 2013 08:13:38   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
banjojack wrote:
If we were not meant to think, why do we have a thinker to think with?


:thumbup: well, you would "think" so, wouldn't you!! Gives you pause, doesn't it??!!?? In an effort to remain serial, sort of, guessing we have seen enough cases where your comment ought to serve as a "Eureka!!" moment, for those "less engaged" but since they aren't, they wont. :roll: :lol:

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Dec 31, 2013 08:13:46   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
banjojack wrote:
If we were not meant to think, why do we have a thinker to think with?


:thumbup: well, you would "think" so, wouldn't you!! Gives you pause, doesn't it??!!?? In an effort to remain serial, sort of, guessing we have seen enough cases where your comment ought to serve as a "Eureka!!" moment, for those "less engaged" but since they aren't, they wont. :roll: :lol:

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Dec 31, 2013 08:13:47   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
banjojack wrote:
If we were not meant to think, why do we have a thinker to think with?


:thumbup: well, you would "think" so, wouldn't you!! Gives you pause, doesn't it??!!?? In an effort to remain serial, sort of, guessing we have seen enough cases where your comment ought to serve as a "Eureka!!" moment, for those "less engaged" but since they aren't, they wont. :roll: :lol:

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Dec 31, 2013 08:26:09   #
Searching Loc: Rural Southwest VA
 
Searching wrote:
:thumbup: well, you would "think" so, wouldn't you!! Gives you pause, doesn't it??!!?? In an effort to remain serial, sort of, guessing we have seen enough cases where your comment ought to serve as a "Eureka!!" moment, for those "less engaged" but since they aren't, they wont. :roll: :lol:


My word!! My computer's possessed -- guess it thought the point needed to be pounded home as well!!
:lol: I have NO idea what possessed my computer. BAD computer, well maybe not "all" bad.

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