Probably the biggest and most reoccurring question throughout the history of mankind is whether or not there is more. I have heard my fair share of opinions on this topic, ranging from "There is heaven but you will have to pass the judgement of God to enter through the gates or otherwise burn in hell for eternity" to "There is nothing; you just don't exist." Nevertheless, my onslaught for answers is still not over. That being said, what is your opinion?
Most Helpful Guy
Well it's a contradictory phrase y'know, because the definition of "death" is the end of life. Life after life?
It's semantics, a lot of commonly used phrases bug me like that. So, y'know being a ridiculously logical person I consider it more as existence after life. I hugely hope there is as my biggest fear ever is nothing. Nothing is my biggest fear. Not "no fear", y'know not "I fear nothing" but, nothing is what my biggest fear is.
.. I actually think it would be really cool to die.. if it wasn't so permanent. When I was a kid I wanted to be a soldier and die in war just like the guys in the movies, until I learnt what death really was. It was the heroically sacrificing myself that I was drawn to and I was 3 years old just watching war movies on tv, my age is relevant as the theory of reincarnation stipulates that up until about 5 children still have some kind of recollection and connection to past lives.. in which case maybe my obsession for dying heroically in WWII was because my soul did just that; that is, if reincarnation is real. Me I'm the man in the middle, I'm open minded so I have no firm belief.
I mean, with reincarnation, it disturbs me because okay it's not my biggest fear however the thought of the previous life being entirely forgotten, essentially rendered meaningless to the individual whose life that was, the main character in that life, y'know that is a bleak thought to me. Seems so pointless. Recollection of past lives forever would be the bomb. Imagine if we could watch ourselves portrayed in a WWII movie and know that was us before, we could have conversations about what we learned in our previous lives, the things we did.. then again people would be judged if they told people they were in a lynch mob or were a serial killer in a previous life, and would be in turmoil if they didn't tell anyone. So maybe that wouldn't be so cool, y'know if reincarnation is real then it does make sense to not recollect.
Existence after life.. I read an article about a year ago that claimed proof of some kind of existence after life had been found. People who had near death experiences have offered conflicting statements, some saying it was like being asleep and then they woke up when they came back alive which epitomises my biggest fear of nothing, but others saying they saw things or had out of body experiences. Well that has before now been scientifically explained as a chemical reaction.1
Most Helpful Girl
I don't believe in real life after death (nor a spiritual one). But every part of your body has eternal life. Your atoms and elementary particles are re-used by nature to create something else, alive or not alive. So you can think of a kind of reincarnation but not in one single item, but spread over many.1