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09-02-2015, 10:09 PM (This post was last modified: 09-02-2015 10:16 PM by smileXsmileXsmile.)
What's gonna happen when I cash in my chips?
2.5-C

"2.5" because I honestly have no fucking idea. Therefore I can't think or be convinced either way.

"C" because the opposite would imply living infinitely and that sounds miserable.

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15-02-2015, 03:44 PM
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1-C

When I die I shall rot and nothing if my ego shall remain. It is for this reason that I do not fear being dead. What is there to fear?

Make no mistake, I do not wish death. I am young, and I love life. But at the same time I begin to understand, at least in part, the meaning of "eternity." I cannot say I understand it in full, for I believe full understanding would drive any human mind to madness. But as far as we mere humans can understand it, I do. And I have no wish if it.
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15-02-2015, 04:11 PM
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(07-02-2015 04:29 PM)Job_1207 Wrote:  Hi guys,

I'm new around here, relatively speaking. I'd like to start a thread that has probably never been done before, if I may. It involves the question: "What's going to happen when I cash in my chips?" And I'm not talking about casino chips, but pushing-up-daisies or kicking-the-bucket kind of chips.
I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but the only certain thing in your life, from the second you are born, is that one day you are going to die. Everything else is just a cast of the dice. So I don't think it is too inappropriate to ask this question.
When you give the answer, there are several possibilities, because the answer contains both what you think will happen (based on your current conviction) and what you wish would happen if you could have it "your way" so to speak, religious convictions aside. It doesn't matter, God or no God. And the answers should be combinations of the following possible options:

1-I am 100% convinced that nothing will happen. I will simply disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
2-I think, but I'm not convinced, that nothing will happen. I will probably disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
3-I think, but I'm not convinced, that I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will probably not be the end of it.
4-I am 100% convinced I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will definitely not be the end of it.

And:

A-I wish there was something after death, even though that seems unlikely.
B-I haven't really thought about it.
C-I wish there was nothing after death, except endless nothingness.

So, your answer must be something like 1-A or 3-B, or whatever combination describes you best. When giving the answers try to be honest with yourselves. You have absolutely nothing to lose or to gain if you're not. Feel free to give (short) reasons for your answers, if you want to.

And to break the ice, I'm going to be the first to answer the question. Illogical as it may seem, I am a 4-C.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

1C

Here is my posit on the "afterlife" debate. I found a picture of the afterlife and thought I would share it...

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15-02-2015, 04:27 PM
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I like to pretend I'm 1-B! Drinking Beverage

But I'm prolly 1-C! Angel





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18-02-2015, 01:07 AM
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I reject the idea that i MUST choose from such limited options. They SEEM to cover all lines of thinking, but fail to do so.

the fact of the matter is, no 1 is for certain what happens after death and no 1 will be able to know until it happens. What i believe, and hope will happen are irrelevant.
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18-02-2015, 03:25 AM
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(07-02-2015 04:29 PM)Job_1207 Wrote:  I'd like to start a thread that has probably never been done before...

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Tell you something, n00b. If it hasn't been done before, it is because it is illegal.

In the terms given, 1-C; my terms would begin with "I hypothesize..."

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18-02-2015, 06:32 AM
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(09-02-2015 11:47 AM)theophilus Wrote:  I am a Christian so my answer is 5-D.

5-I am100% convinced I will wake up somewhere else and because I have repented and put my faith in Jesus Christ my sins have been forgiven I know I will be in Heaven with Christ.

D-After we die we will all stand before God to be judged. We have all sinned and deserve eternal punishment in Hell. Jesus Christ died to atone for our sins and everyone who has received this forgiveness by faith will spend eternity with him. Those who have not will be condemned to Hell where they will receive the punishment they deserve.

If I am still alive when the Rapture takes place I will never die at all.


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20-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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(07-02-2015 04:29 PM)Job_1207 Wrote:  1-I am 100% convinced that nothing will happen. I will simply disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
2-I think, but I'm not convinced, that nothing will happen. I will probably disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
3-I think, but I'm not convinced, that I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will probably not be the end of it.
4-I am 100% convinced I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will definitely not be the end of it.

And:

A-I wish there was something after death, even though that seems unlikely.
B-I haven't really thought about it.
C-I wish there was nothing after death, except endless nothingness.
Not sure what this is doing under Creationism, but I'll bite. 1-C is the closest to my convictions.

The A-B-C part is rather incomplete IMO. I might go for "A" depending on whether I have any say in that A consists of, or any ability to switch to C if I'm not happy with it. There is also the possibility of biological immortality, simply living open-endedly in this life -- here again, options are nice to have, and I'd be open to it if it had good quality of life prospects because I could always "cash in my chips" later if I didn't care to have any more experiences.

I've always said that any afterlife would tend, over time, to be its own hell, at least if all the rules of hedonic tone and entropy apply in the afterlife as they do in this life. I'm not automatically impressed with the notion of immortality. I'm not even certain that humans are built for eternity. I wonder if even the most curious, courageous, and fortunate person would eventually tire of existence. We are creatures of time, and my guess is that we need beginning, middles, and ends more than we realize. It would be great to eliminate disease and aging and put the length of the story arc squarely in our hands, but an infinite story arc? I'm not so sure that's really desirable.
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20-02-2015, 07:58 PM
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(15-02-2015 04:27 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  I like to pretend I'm 1-B! Drinking Beverage

But I'm prolly 1-C! Angel





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There's a Night Gallery episode similar to this except the miscreant is in a living room he can't escape from full of endless Lawrence Welk music, a boring couple in Hawaiian shirts showing nonstop slides of their vacation, etc. The devil appears and informs him he's in hell. "Isn't it funny -- there's a room just like this one in heaven! Bwuh-huh-huh!"
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21-02-2015, 10:09 AM (This post was last modified: 21-02-2015 10:14 AM by true scotsman.)
RE: What's gonna happen when I cash in my chips?
(07-02-2015 04:29 PM)Job_1207 Wrote:  Hi guys,

I'm new around here, relatively speaking. I'd like to start a thread that has probably never been done before, if I may. It involves the question: "What's going to happen when I cash in my chips?" And I'm not talking about casino chips, but pushing-up-daisies or kicking-the-bucket kind of chips.
I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but the only certain thing in your life, from the second you are born, is that one day you are going to die. Everything else is just a cast of the dice. So I don't think it is too inappropriate to ask this question.
When you give the answer, there are several possibilities, because the answer contains both what you think will happen (based on your current conviction) and what you wish would happen if you could have it "your way" so to speak, religious convictions aside. It doesn't matter, God or no God. And the answers should be combinations of the following possible options:

1-I am 100% convinced that nothing will happen. I will simply disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
2-I think, but I'm not convinced, that nothing will happen. I will probably disappear from this universe. I will feel nothing, like going to sleep and never waking up again.
3-I think, but I'm not convinced, that I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will probably not be the end of it.
4-I am 100% convinced I will wake up somewhere else, I don't know where, but death will definitely not be the end of it.

And:

A-I wish there was something after death, even though that seems unlikely.
B-I haven't really thought about it.
C-I wish there was nothing after death, except endless nothingness.

So, your answer must be something like 1-A or 3-B, or whatever combination describes you best. When giving the answers try to be honest with yourselves. You have absolutely nothing to lose or to gain if you're not. Feel free to give (short) reasons for your answers, if you want to.

And to break the ice, I'm going to be the first to answer the question. Illogical as it may seem, I am a 4-C.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

What a nonsensical question. How could anyone possible know anything about what happens after one dies. It would just be arbitrary speculation and wishful thinking. How can one have knowledge of something a priori.

If I had my choice, I would want to start life over again with the rational philosophy I have now instead of the utterly irrational, mind numbing, anti-reason religion I was indoctrinated with which stunted my growth as a person for many years into my adulthood. That would be the Methodist religion. Although to my credit, I think, I never really bought into it in the first place. Had I been taught to think from my earliest days, instead of told "not to ask too many questions and just have faith" my life would have been much happier in my earlier years instead of fraught with paralyzing uncertainty.

Here is what is probably going to happen to you, based on the available evidence. You will cease to exist as a person and your body will decay.

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Don't sacrifice for me, live for yourself! - Me

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