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24-10-2014, 09:25 AM
The atheist afterlife?
I keep hearing people talking about leaving a legacy.

That is kind of interesting to me.

I guess producing offspring belongs into that category - your genes carry on.

Others take it much further and want to make a name for themselves that will go down in history.

But why? Is this a way to live on, to have an afterlife?

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24-10-2014, 09:50 AM
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It's a way to feel less dread at the thought of no longer existing. "I may not be here anymore, but at least people will remember me."

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24-10-2014, 10:05 AM
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I think it's related to some people's need to feel important. If you die and no one really cares or remembers you, then it implies you didn't make much of a contribution to the world or to those around you while you were here. For some, that translates to essentially being worthless. I don't agree, but I think it fits with the personality of people that want to leave a legacy.

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24-10-2014, 10:14 AM
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I always got the feeling that it's a result of people realizing that, afterlife or not, they only have so much time here. I'm not sure if it's some form of counter-nihilism, or what.
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24-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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At the very least I think it's important to at make people's memories of you happy ones...

A bloke down the road died a few months ago... He was a complete bastard his whole life, and nobody shed a tear when he went, some were glad to see the back of him. That's not how you want to be remembered.

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24-10-2014, 10:17 AM
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(24-10-2014 09:25 AM)Dom Wrote:  Others take it much further and want to make a name for themselves that will go down in history.
Dawkins obviously has this problem
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24-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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(24-10-2014 10:17 AM)dimaniac Wrote:  
(24-10-2014 09:25 AM)Dom Wrote:  Others take it much further and want to make a name for themselves that will go down in history.
Dawkins obviously has this problem

No, the problem that Dr. Dawkins has is a Twitter account. Confused
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24-10-2014, 10:24 AM
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I think that being a good, loving person to the people I love is what I want my legacy to be. It may only help in a small way but I'd like to think that the small ways, though often overlooked, are just as important.

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24-10-2014, 10:27 AM
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(24-10-2014 10:15 AM)Sam Wrote:  At the very least I think it's important to at make people's memories of you happy ones...

A bloke down the road died a few months ago... He was a complete bastard his whole life, and nobody shed a tear when he went, some were glad to see the back of him. That's not how you want to be remembered.

Why does it matter how you are remembered?

I do care that my loved ones fare well for their life time after I am gone, but I could care less what anybody thinks.

Firstly, I won't be around to know about it, and also, I don't care all that much now. The ones I care about care about me too. That's all that really matters to me...

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24-10-2014, 10:37 AM
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(24-10-2014 10:27 AM)Dom Wrote:  I do care that my loved ones fare well for their life time after I am gone, but I could care less what anybody thinks.
That's exactly how I feel about it. If no one is at my funeral, it won't bother me in the least because I will never know.

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