Cool! This thread seems to be successful. For myself, I am utterly convinced that there is a "god," "higher power" or whatever you choose to call it. I am also convinced that we are more than meat and synapses. I believe we are eternal, spiritual creatures who spend a short period of time in these things we call bodies. I used to think I was pretty sure about where we go when we leave here; now I'm not so sure. I do not, however look at death as an end. Only a transition.
God says He hopes people continue existing in some form after their deaths, but worries they might just be gone completely.
THE HEAVENS—Calling it one of the greatest mysteries in life, the Lord God Almighty, Our Heavenly Father, admitted Wednesday that He often wonders what happens to human beings after they die.
The Creator of Heaven and Earth, who said He has often grappled over the millennia with the uncomfortable reality that humans never come back after they die, told reporters He had “absolutely no idea” what, if anything, people experience once their vital organs permanently cease to function.
“Some say that when people die, that’s the end, but who knows?” said the Supreme Being, adding that no one in the world could say with any degree of certainty whether one’s existence completely ceases with death. “Others say that at the moment they die, people walk toward a bright light and into another world, but the thing is, only the people who die are the ones who know. I just know that it would be awfully sad to think that when they pass on they’re gone forever.”
“I want to believe that human beings continue on in some form after their deaths,” He continued, “but who am I to say, really?”
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Jun 5, 2014 - 8:53am
A tale of soap and madness that might also be about your family CURRENT CINEMA: Dr. BronnerÂs Magic Soapbox At the height of the Age of Aquarius, a youth culture not known for its scrupulous hygiene bought yurt-loads of Dr. BronnerÂs Magic Soap, an environmentally friendly liquid cleanser with a peppermint scent and an outsider-arty label crammed with 3,000 words of inspirational messages. But who among those Woodstock-worshipping, Earth-shoe-wearing consumers knew that its creator, Dr. Emanuel H. Bronner, was an escaped mental patient? .....
yurt-loads? I was one of those "Earth-shoe-wearing consumers" who used this stuff back in the day. I can still smell the stuff in my mind.