Posted: Nov 17, 2010 4:27 pm
by darwin2
SafeAsMilk wrote:
darwin2 wrote:
my_wan wrote:
Unfortunately darwin2 can't even explain why it's logically possible. He can only insist that we can't prove it's impossible.


I only insist it is logically possible!


I also suggest that it is logically possible that an invisible pink unicorn exists, since there is no evidence that they don't exist. She must exist or she must not. Since there is no evidence either way, then there is a 50% chance that the invisible pink unicorn exists! Thusly, let's discuss what we should do when we meet her. Should we use the scientific method? There's a high probability that she'd like that.


That is a silly and irrelevant remark and has nothing to do with the subject of this thread. That is sad if that is the best you can do. I doubt if anyone on this thread cares about the existence or non-existence of an invisible pink unicorn. But death is real and it should be a concern of everyone. Consciousness may end at death or it may continue after death of the physical body. I think it is wise to have a plan for the contingency that consciousness may continue after death. My suggestion is that if one finds oneself conscious after death they use the Scientific Method to explore this new reality. I also want to make it clear that I am not advocating that one contemplate this possibility daily but I do advocate thinking about it several times during one's lifetime.

I also want to make it clear that I am not advocating that one kill himself to find out if an afterlife truly exists. If one is thinking of such a course of action one should remember that it is also possible that death ends it all and if this happens it means that this life is the only life one will ever get. It would be a terrible waste not to enjoy it the fullest. There is too much beauty in this life to end it on a possibility that may not exist. There are beautiful sunrises and sunsets; beautiful music; beautiful sounds of nature; the awesomeness of the stars at night; our solar system our galaxy; our universe; the innocent, captivating and irresistible smile of a baby; the flagrance of beautiful flowers; the calming waters of an ocean, lake or river; the company of friends and family; the smell and taste of good food; the smell of fresh air and the treasure of having the ability to experience it; the ability to create and to experience your own creations as well as the creations of others. One should live this life to the fullest and not worry about consciousness continuing after death. If consciousness continues after death and things go well in the after death world, one will have been blessed to have had a full enjoyable life in this world with a continuation of the same in the afterlife world.