I certainly don't buy into the harps and angels business and the bible is just another book of stories, but there is a niggling thought that something of us survives beyond death...beyond that last spark...
Me too, mags. That's why I sometimes use Eeyore as an avatar. We are both very optimistic.
Mon 16 May, 2011 05:56 pm
There is a thing called "gennetic memory" that we are only beginning to unrvel the significance of. Sans harps and other trppings, it seems to transcend mere shape and sizes of offspring. How much pf what we call genetic memory is carried from generation to generation?
Thanks for posting, Eorl. Otherwise, all six of the most recent posts would have been mine. Would have made me feel kind of self conscious.
Fri 20 May, 2011 12:16 am
Also, to others above, I don't think believing in life after death is optimistic. Quite the opposite, and also self-delusional.
I agree. I've always thought that believing in some unknowable afterlife must raise all sorts of rather disturbing questions and be much less comforting than my own belief that my consciousness will simply not exist anymore.
I think the wishful thought that there might be something beyond death is the remains of an awful Catholic childhood, which left some big 'ol scars
Tue 19 Feb, 2019 10:34 pm
I questioned String Theory when I first heard about it. I didn't make sense, so I looked up Stephen Hawking. When I did so, I bumped into his argument denying the existence of God. He based his argument on the Bible's interpretation of God. But it's faulty logic to conclude that we aren't spirits, that there isn't an afterlife, and that there is no God based on the literal interpretation of the Bible. That would be like saying that everything that your best girlfriend said is wrong because something that her husband said was wrong.