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What happens when your soul leaves your body? posted 17 Jun 2005, 21:06 by Ashmael, Candidate

Afterlife thoughts view post


posted 17 Jun 2005, 22:06 by azdahak, Candidate

What soul? I have mind, not soul (and so does you). :wink: HOT view post


posted 20 Jun 2005, 15:06 by Ashmael, Candidate

Mind,soul...call it what you like. SOMETHING survives... view post


posted 20 Jun 2005, 21:06 by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

You lose 20 grams. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 15:06 by White Lord, Subdidact

I thought it was 21 grams . . . ;) view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 18:06 by Randal, Auditor

If "something" survived, they wouldn't call it [i:14cjse6l]death[/i:14cjse6l], now would they? Anyway, that's why I voted four... comes closest to the p.o.v. that death means just that. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 18:06 by Scilvenas, Auditor

I'm still not convinced I will ever die. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 21:06 by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="White Lord":1t7kxdxy]I thought it was 21 grams . . . ;)[/quote:1t7kxdxy] Oh yeah ! You're right ! Should have checked IMDB before... view post


posted 25 Jun 2005, 14:06 by zap21, Commoner

You can't cease to be if you have a soul, so then you are reincarnated. view post


posted 26 Jun 2005, 08:06 by Wil, Head Moderator

A woman I knew once said it like this: The purpose of life is to learn how to be a good person. Everytime you die, you come back and you try a little more. So the people who are mean and do awful things are on their first go-around, but the people who are loving and thoughtful have been around a few times. Once we've made it through the final time, we move on, to where I don't know. I like this theory, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. view post


posted 29 Jun 2005, 04:06 by azdahak, Candidate

Oblivion before this life and oblivion after! You might say I'm an egalitarian buddhist as I believe in "nirvana" for everyone! ;) view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 04:09 by Fortey, Commoner

I'd pick ceasing to be, but I'd have to acknowledge a soul to begin with and I'm not about to do something foolish like that. So, subtract soul, then you die, and cease to be. I like to think I'll be a fine meal for some worms and maybe one day I'll fertilize some really tasty potatoes or some such. I could be McDonald's fries. view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 12:09 by Echoex, Auditor

Fortey just started another branch of Theological Philosophy. To have the bits and pieces of your self portioned out through the give and take of nature. Kind of like a "Buddha's Atheism", if you will. I hope I'm planted in a cotton field where my remains end up distributed throughout a shipment of women's underwear. Long live Echoex, threads of a thong!! view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 20:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm just thinking about energy... i'm under the impression that energy can't be destroyed, only converted to another kind of energy...is that correct? if that's correct, where does my "energy" go? or does the body just stop "making" the energy? i wouldn't mind my body being food for worms, and the worms food for birdies, and the birdies food for whatever else and so on...that sounds good, it's just the whole "soul/energy" thing i can't get my head around. and...honestly...i don't WANT to cease to be. i don't care if my body dies, i just don't want whatever minimal info and experience i have acquired to be chucked just because i wasn't creative enough or had enough drive while alive to figure out a way to share it (for whatever its worth!) :? is that selfish? delusional? i don't know. i guess you start to think about this stuff more seriously the further down the road you get without having produced offspring!!! :) view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 23:09 by target, Auditor

I have no idea, and i dont realy even want to postulate. Tough question. A thinker. view post


posted 07 Sep 2005, 19:09 by Deerow, Auditor

Only one way to find out really. I'll let you know then. view post


posted 07 Sep 2005, 23:09 by Randal, Auditor

[quote:6tiugkfq] i'm under the impression that energy can't be destroyed, only converted to another kind of energy...is that correct? if that's correct, where does my "energy" go? or does the body just stop "making" the energy?[/quote:6tiugkfq] What is your "energy"? Your body, of course, contains lots of energy in it's mass. But it's quite obvious what happens to it. It decays, and is re-used in the world. Your worm-birdies-whatever scheme. As well as nutrition for the soil, of course. However, I probably wouldn't define mind and personality as energy. Rather, as the way your energy is ordered and stored. Information contained in matter. And that information, your knowledge and personality, can be lost if the system that sustains it fails. So, your body's "energy" remains, in different forms. But that's just the bits and pieces we're made of. What we see as the "self"; memory, personality, talents, desires... that just ceases to have meaning as soon as the body dies. Nothing remains to show it ever existed, save the memories of others and the things we wrought in life. Anyway, that's how I see things. If you start adding "souls" and other more esoteric terms to the discussion, things become a lot more complicated, and one can do little more than speculate, pure and simple. Suffice to say, the world makes more sense to me without them. view post


posted 08 Sep 2005, 14:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:24t5i57c]However, I probably wouldn't define mind and personality as energy. Rather, as the way your energy is ordered and stored. Information contained in matter. And that information, your knowledge and personality, can be lost if the system that sustains it fails. So, your body's "energy" remains, in different forms. But that's just the bits and pieces we're made of. What we see as the "self"; memory, personality, talents, desires... that just ceases to have meaning as soon as the body dies. Nothing remains to show it ever existed, save the memories of others and the things we wrought in life. [/quote:24t5i57c] ok...that's tidy. if this is the case, i'd better get on the stick and figure out a way to instruct you all in the ways of rightousness!!! :) view post


posted 03 Oct 2005, 19:10 by Jesh, Candidate

I don’t really know yet,(and will I ever know by life?) I think you will continue, but the questions is how, I don’t think we will continue as a earthly persona (though it is not lost, as time does not exist and everything is NOW and will be every NOW), but will continue as the whole of being that you are. (even now but you don’t realise) What the relation between the life you have lived here on earth and your continuing life elsewhere is I don’t know. view post


posted 10 Oct 2005, 20:10 by Randal, Auditor

What happens when your soul leaves your body? It gets eaten by a Grue. ... ... Sorry. I don't rightly know why I posted that. view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 00:10 by AjDeath, Didact

EVeryone knows that sceintists are now able to bring at least dogs back to life by removing their blood and replacing it with a subzero saline solution, fixing whatever problem(not yet, for now it is only deep freezing the insides) and putting blood back in? Yeah, so we might know soon. view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 15:10 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i said this in an earlier post on this tread; [quote:1q28mwhj]and...honestly...i don't WANT to cease to be.[/quote:1q28mwhj] i've been thinking on it some more. i've decided i don't really care what happens when i die. there's no way for me to know and i get very very anxious constantly monitoring my own behavior so as not to make bad karma or get demerits in the big book or whatever. i feel better if i don't wonder about it. (ignorance is bliss right) in truth, i would just like to be a better person while i'm here. afterward, well, we'll see what we see when we see it. view post


posted 12 Oct 2005, 23:10 by Scilvenas, Auditor

[quote="Randal":2wbhrk8q]What happens when your soul leaves your body? It gets eaten by a Grue. ... ... Sorry. I don't rightly know why I posted that.[/quote:2wbhrk8q] Because it's dark in here? view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 02:10 by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 16:10 by Echoex, Auditor

What happens when your soul leaves your body? It moves into a one bedroom apartment and sues your body for alimony. Then it meets some other richer, more handsome body and flaunts its new body-friend in the same places your body likes to hang out. Ex-souls suck. view post


posted 03 Jan 2006, 02:01 by Nasrudin's Shadow, Candidate

It's true. That's why I keep my soul chained up in my colon. view post


posted 03 Jan 2006, 04:01 by AjDeath, Didact

[quote="AjDeath":uuyncjfy]EVeryone knows that sceintists are now able to bring at least dogs back to life by removing their blood and replacing it with a subzero saline solution, fixing whatever problem(not yet, for now it is only deep freezing the insides) and putting blood back in? Yeah, so we might know soon.[/quote:uuyncjfy]I was serious about this. view post


posted 09 Jan 2006, 06:01 by Fell, Peralogue

[url=http://www.egodeath.com/:218pgv9f]Ego Death and Self-Control Cybernetics[/url:218pgv9f] Might find some interesting perspectives there… :wink: view post


posted 10 Jan 2006, 04:01 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Truly to ask "What happens when your soul leaves your body?" You must also ask What is it to die? What is death? view post


posted 05 Mar 2006, 04:03 by arelius19, Commoner

ill go with: i have no clue. im an over thinking teen. how could i decide :wink: view post


posted 13 May 2007, 07:05 by Jamara, Auditor

Well I guess the big thing is whether you believe in a soul or not. For arguement's sake, I do. My energy is recycled, my biomass is recycled, why shouldn't my soul be? So I voted for reincarnation. But my view on reincarnation is that we are here for one purpose. And it's not to become better people or some such nonsense. The reason we are here, all living things, is to live. To enjoy life. view post


posted 15 May 2007, 03:05 by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

[quote="Warrior-Poet":2sxafj99]Truly to ask "What happens when your soul leaves your body?" You must also ask What is it to die? What is death?[/quote:2sxafj99] Death is the consequence of our ancestors eating a certain fruit in a certain garden death is the entropy of order death is the reshaping of energy death is oblivion death is a skeleton in a black cloak holding a scythe death is tremulous reunion with the almighty death is when the soul leaves the body? death is all of this and more. or not. death is etc. etc. etc. so, the list goes on and on. I have never had a near death experience. I am not dead. Yet death to me still seems familiar, I am aware of my own and of those around me. After reading Catch-22, at the end (spoiler) he realizes, holding the dead body of a comrade, that our bodies are sacks of garbage without our spirit or soul or mind (its really all the same?). So I guess death to me is when energy has reached it's potential in it's current form (even if that potential is cut tragically short). And when we die we go back to where we came from. view post


posted 03 Jul 2007, 18:07 by Hellscythe, Auditor

to quote what was spoking in the post before mine, when it is stated that death is a reshaping of energy., isnt that ghosts are sometimes thought of? As energy we cant see wityh the naked eye. I mean, noone can say that they havent experienced something that makes them question the existence of ghosts. view post


Where does this come up? (i.e.the subject bar) posted 04 Jul 2007, 14:07 by Si En, Commoner

i've never experienced something like ghosts - apart from on TV! I think that when you die, you just die. I mean nobody can really be sure, but when i do die, i promise to try and let you all know what happens... if you don't get anything, I'm either not there or can't really communicate. not that i'm really planning on dieing in any hurry though!!! :D view post


posted 31 Aug 2007, 15:08 by Panjereh, Commoner

I still have no idea really- and i definitly can't know until I die, but I think that some part of us will continue after death. I think death could be the beginning of a long dream (maybe each life is just us dreaming after our death in a previous dream?). It sounds kind of like reincarnation, but i don't believe we'd come back [i:3p4rkzci]here[/i:3p4rkzci] again. (wherever [i:3p4rkzci]here[/i:3p4rkzci] is) view post


posted 09 Sep 2007, 19:09 by Isendil, Commoner

I think its comes down to us not being able to comprehend nothingness. We still think of it in terms of non-something. And that for all intents and purposes makes us having to postulate other theories about eternal bliss and reincarination etc. To me an eternal life is perhaps more scary than ceasing to exist view post


posted 21 Sep 2007, 23:09 by jhunter626, Commoner

i don't think we really have a soul, i think what we consider a soul is just a bunch of nerves and stuff like that that makes us think view post


posted 22 Sep 2007, 01:09 by Harrol, Moderator

Thanks Jhunter now life's no fun or so my nerve bundles tell me. view post


posted 22 Sep 2007, 15:09 by jhunter626, Commoner

hey i'm 14, i hardly even know what i'm talking about, however i'm open to other opinions view post


posted 23 Sep 2007, 03:09 by Harrol, Moderator

jhunter I was only joking. As far as I can prove everyone's post is right and as far as I can prove everyone's post is wrong on this subject. view post


posted 26 Sep 2007, 18:09 by Zarathinius, Auditor

I voted for "cease to be," but I know that the Kabbala refers to the highest, most distant part of the divine as Keter (Crown), and this part also symbolizes nothingess. For creation (of the universe in general, that is) to occur, there must be a void for it to fill, yes? Ceasing to be, then, is equivalent to reunification with the Godhead. view post


posted 29 Nov 2007, 17:11 by Raz, Commoner

I'll live forever or die trying! lol. view post


posted 01 Dec 2007, 00:12 by Angainawen, Candidate

I like the sound of transcendance to another dimension, personally. It sounds kinda more fun. Maybe we all transcend into a universe filled with amorphous or vaporous globs. Or bunny rabbit-like-things. :lol: view post


posted 19 May 2008, 10:05 by jub, Peralogue

I'm all for a transcosmic voyage, haha, pretty dull if we are here just by chance. Makes me :cry: view post


posted 19 May 2008, 22:05 by Israfel, Peralogue

I'd be happy with the whole What Dreams May Come account... view post


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