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A simple question...

In your opinion death brings.... what?

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Well, he edited his typos so I'll spare him the nag...
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A simply question...

In your opinion death bring.... what?

In response to your question, death is just that. The afterlife is the memory of you, positive or negative, that you've implanted in the hearts of those you left behind, as well as the impact you've had on society as a whole.

Heaven is leaving an impression of love in those who knew you, and having done right by the world when you pass.

Hell is having been disliked by those who knew you, and having had a negative impact on society.

And there are plenty of gray areas between.
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nothing.
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Heaven is leaving an impression of love in those who knew you, and having done right by the world when you pass.

Hell is having been disliked by those who knew you, and having had a negative impact on society.

And there are plenty of gray areas between.

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A simple question...

In your opinion death brings.... what?

Muscle relaxation. D'oh!
Every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale. NOT!
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Every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale. NOT!
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Muscle relaxation. D'oh!

Rigor mortis. D'oh!
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Rigor mortis. D'oh!

About 3 hours after death, I looked it up.

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Rigor mortis begins to manifest after about 3 hours after death, and lasts about 72 hours. It then disappears as proteolytic enzymes from lysosomes break down the crossbridges; that is the myosin heads detach from the actin filaments. This is known as resolution of rigor.

PORTRAITS OF THE DYING: BEFORE AND JUST AFTER DEATH

Life Before Death noch mal leben: portraits of the dying

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All of them agreed to be photographed shortly before and immediately after death.
Every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale. NOT!
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In your opinion death brings.... what?

Peace.

This is the only way peace on Earth can be achieved - the annihilation of all life.

As for what happens, the only way an afterlife is meaningful is if there is such a thing as a human spirit that exists beyond our material body. This has to be present right now but we have no evidence of it.

People usually refer to it as your immortal soul. There is no definition for this mysterious entity though. Ask religious people to define what it is they are trying to help you save and how to know you have one - there is no answer for this.

People generally don't believe animals have one so we have to compare how an animal looks before and after death and how a human looks. The difference between both states in different species is fairly similar. So do animals have this life spirit too? It seems so but we have no reason to believe it's anything beyond the physical world other than that no scientific methods have discovered what causes life nor how to recreate it.

People don't consider gravity to be the soul of the Earth though and yet we don't know what causes it nor how to recreate it - we can only measure its effect.

Some people consider some effects of the soul to be what defines our emotions, our ability to override our basic instincts, our self-awareness but that's the closest they come to separating us from animals.

Suffice to say that whatever happens, it seems obvious we have limitations in our ability to find out. So in a way, for an individual at least, death provides the answer to the ultimate questions that nothing else currently can, even if those answers happen to be that there is nothing more than what we already see and know. That being the case unfortunately, those answers are then unable to be interpreted in a meaningful way by the dead person.
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A simple question...

In your opinion death brings.... what?

Lasting Relief.
post #11 of 13
Crumpets.
Definitely crumpets - with Canadian maple syrup.

Jimzip

P.S. Marvin that was beautiful!
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post #12 of 13
Honestly I have no idea what happens after death. If duality is an illusion, then anything is possible.

If it's not an illusion, then i'd say death is an endless, dreamless sleep.
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A simple question...

In your opinion death brings.... what?

A simple answer... An end to life, maybe?
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