All Blog Posts Tagged 'afterlife' (14)

Life after death? I don't think so.

My brother died almost exactly 7 months ago, at the age of 40. I understand my parents are still grieving, so logical thinking is not coming naturally to them at this point.  But some of the things they do and say are really bothering me. I am trying to let them work out their grief in their own way, but here are a few odd things that have come up:

  • They visit his grave every single day. I guess it helps them feel like they still have some connection to him, but…
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Added by A. T. Heist on February 10, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

It's Better that I Die...You too

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I am going to die. There have been times in my life when this fact scared me. Two unknown details of my demise still have the power to worry my weary mind: when and how. I don't want to die young, before my children have grown and blossomed. I wouldn't prefer a painful death. Other than that, the certainty of my finality no longer fills me with introspective angst.

Most humans are brought up with…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on July 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

On Carl Sagan

I found this incredibly beautiful; a realistic love story, and a true appreciation of fleeting life:

By Ann Druyan, wife of Carl Sagan

When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me - it still sometimes happens - and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.



Carl faced his death with unflagging…

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Added by Cara Coleen on June 25, 2013 at 9:07pm — 25 Comments

TV shows I've been watching this season - and my thoughts on the atheism/religion-related moments!

Okay some of what I discuss below is more about a lack of belief in an afterlife or in other supernatural things rather than a lack of belief in gods or religion. FYI.

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So I haven't been on this site much lately. It was essential when I first accepted the fact that I was an atheist and became more sure of my lack of belief in all gods/religions, 3-and-a-half years ago. I brought my dad and younger brother into this anti-theistic, "religion actually is really horrible and…

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Added by luvtheheaven on April 12, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Angry Preacher is angry. The Preacher

Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1



1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.



Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

How irrelevant is a human life?

Hello all, I recently have just been to myself, and began to think deeply about life in its entirety.  This self-discussion has led to a small amount of depression. I feel as if religion puts value on human life, and yet at the same time, looks down on it, looking forward to the "afterlife". They say thou shall not kill, etc, all moralistic things in human nature.  Then they say, just follow your "god" and you'll have eternal love/happiness/etc in the afterlife.  My point is, I have come to…

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Added by Chase King on January 2, 2012 at 1:38am — 25 Comments

A Question of Life or Death

This blog post stems from a reply I made to a T|A discussion about death.



The prospect of death doesn't worry me.  But the prospect of physical suffering and pain certainly does.  When I die, I just hope it's as painless as possible.  The brevity of life doesn't bother me either.  It's nature's way of telling me to enjoy myself or achieve something or help somebody in need.



The way I see it, it took hundreds of millions of years before the first stars died; coughing up…

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Added by Atheist Exile on June 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Funerals, a 'temporary goodbye'

Yesterday was my grandmother's funeral, she was a catholic so the whole thing was organized in a catholic church. And although I should've been serious and sad and stuff (since my grandma had just died), I was first annoyed and then somewhat amused by what the priest said. Several times, he mentioned that the funeral was just a temporary goodbye, since 'we were all going to meet Bernice again in heaven'. Also, according to the priest, my grandma was at that very moment catching up with…

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Added by Raïssa Dhondt on December 31, 2010 at 7:07am — 13 Comments

soul (spirit)

soul (spirit)



A soul or spirit is a non-physical entity capable of perception and self-awareness. Souls are often believed to be immortal.



If ever there were an entity invented for human wish-fulfillment, the soul is that entity. As Thomas Hobbes pointed out, the concept of a non-substantial substance is a contradiction. It is not possible to imagine a non-physical entity having life and…

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Added by Jon Heim on October 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

"Scared of Death" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.



The Horsehead Nebula



Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Why I'm wary of "coming out" to my family

I came across a comment by Eoganachta Mor on my last blog post that brought up some similar thoughts of my own. The original comment was as follows:



The irony is that people talk about 'coming out as an atheist' like they do with homosexuals admitting their nature to their parents and friends. It's like there is some great problem with these things. I cannot understand why people…

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Added by wisp on March 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

You can't go to heaven!

From Not My God





I have missed this blog! Between winter holidays, Andy getting badly injured, planning a wedding and miscellaneous happenstances, I haven’t posted in a while, though I religiously (heh, heh) have posted every Thursday.



It’s no secret that I have big love for the HBO series Big Love, which I discussed in my posts about Mormonism. The opening credits end with Bill, the husband, meeting each… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 14, 2010 at 12:10pm — 4 Comments

Once again an atheist is a rotting corpse.

I poke and prod at people about their religion.

I post atheist quotes and videos on my facebook page.

The people on my list can, ignore, comment, agree, disagree, whatever, but it will get them thinking.

Last night I posted this:

"What happens when we're dead? The irony is that all our questions will be answered after we die. We spend our whole life trying to figure out the truth and the only way we'll find out what it is, is to get hit by a bus. And the only comfort that… Continue

Added by Jay Catt on December 6, 2009 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

What if you only had a trillion years?

Cross-posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube.




This isn't an argument I've seen put forward anywhere before, so it's possble I'm having one of my more original moments here. I've written before about the idea that only a god, or an eternal afterlife, or something of that ilk, can give life any meaning or purpose, and why I think it's bollocks. But here's a way of… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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