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Death; What do you think comes after?

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What do you think happens when we die?

We go to heaven, hell, or purgatory.
40
17%
We go to heaven or hell, forever. No purgatory or redemption of any sort once we have passed on.
23
10%
We reincarnate as some being in the world, regardless of whether the creature we are reborn as is human or not, until something breaks the cycle.
11
5%
We reincarnate as some being in the world, regardless of whether the creature we are reborn as is human or not, on an infinite cycle.
10
4%
We reincarnate as any newborn human in the world, until something breaks the cycle. Non-human animals have their own reincarnation cycle or do not have souls.
6
3%
We reincarnate as any newborn human in the world, on an infinite cycle. Non-human animals have their own reincarnation cycle or do not have souls.
5
2%
There is nothing after death; that's it. Zip. Zada. Nothing.
135
59%
 
Total votes : 230

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Death; What do you think comes after?

Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:51 pm

(Inspired by Nilla Wayfarer's thread; that one was locked for insufficient OPness)

So, clearly, many people have many different beliefs on what occurs once we have died. The first and most common one is generally religious; this theory proposes that there is either one or several "Afterlife(s)" where our being, usually referred to as a "soul" becomes basically immortal and forever inhabits this Afterlife. Abrahamic faiths believe that there is a heaven for people that were generally good and pious during their life, a hell for "sinners', or, in some sects, a Purgatory where the "neutral" people suffer the torments of hell for a certain amount of time before going to heaven.

A second theory that is usually religious but sometimes secular claims that the soul of a human transfers to a newborn child at death. Some people who believe in this theory, known as reincarnation, claim that people could be reborn as either humans or animals, whilst others claim animals are not connected to the reincarnation process of humans.

A final theory is that there is nothing after death; just... nothingness. Our cells wear away and transfer to other beings, but we are forever gone, never to return in any way, shape, or form.

What do you believe comes after death, NSG?

Personally, I do not believe in an afterlife or reincarnation; I simply believe when we die, that's it. We're never coming back, not on Earth or any sort of afterlife. I do not, however, completely disregard reincarnation; sometimes, I consider it's reliability.
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Postby Calimera II » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:53 pm

Merizoc wrote:Worms.

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Postby Elredan » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:53 pm

... I hope they finish that megathreadsoon, this is the third death thread today.

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Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:54 pm

Elredan wrote:... I hope they finish that megathreadsoon, this is the third death thread today.

...megathread? Where?
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I don't know. Let me ask the nihilists. Don't make me depressed guys.
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Postby Wallenburg » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:56 pm

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Postby Liberty and Linguistics » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:56 pm

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Postby Elredan » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:56 pm

The Wolven League wrote:
Elredan wrote:... I hope they finish that megathreadsoon, this is the third death thread today.

...megathread? Where?

I suggested one to a forum admin and he agreed that it might be a good idea since these death threads are popping up left and right.

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Postby Alyakia » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:57 pm

fuck all
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Postby Calimera II » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:58 pm

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Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:58 pm

Elredan wrote:
The Wolven League wrote:...megathread? Where?

I suggested one to a forum admin and he agreed that it might be a good idea since these death threads are popping up left and right.

Well, those threads did not have sufficient OPs ;P

(I hope my OP is acceptable :P)
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Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:00 pm

Liberty and Linguistics wrote:Coffins.

Well, for some people :P
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Postby MERIZoC » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:00 pm

Elredan wrote:
The Wolven League wrote:...megathread? Where?

I suggested one to a forum admin and he agreed that it might be a good idea since these death threads are popping up left and right.

No they aren't…..
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Postby Elredan » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:02 pm

Merizoc wrote:
Elredan wrote:I suggested one to a forum admin and he agreed that it might be a good idea since these death threads are popping up left and right.

No they aren't…..

This is the third one of this type today, others have been made semi-weekly up till now.

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Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:02 pm

Ifreann wrote:Insert Coins to Continue?

Unless life is secretly a video game, sadly not :/
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Postby The Wolven League » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:04 pm

Elredan wrote:
Merizoc wrote:No they aren't…..

This is the third one of this type today, others have been made semi-weekly up till now.

Semi-weekly? I only see one every couple months, not weeks. All the others got locked for insufficient OPs.

If this one has an acceptable OP, I don't think a megathread should be made. it's simply not THAT big a topic that it deserves it's own megathread.
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Elredan wrote:
Merizoc wrote:No they aren't…..

This is the third one of this type today, others have been made semi-weekly up till now.

Links to the others today?
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Postby Prussia-Steinbach » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:07 pm

Why no spiritualist, pandeist, or New Age-ish option? Out of curiosity.

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