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Life After Death: Who Really Knows What Happens

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Ron Murdock's picture

There is probably as many perspectives as there are opinions on what happens after the moment of death. All in all, it just seems to add on to the confusion. Is life a pointless exercise in futility or is it something that goes somewhere? To fundamentalists one either spends eternity in Hellfire or they head off to Heaven to be with God. I'm of the opinion that Hellfire is used as a scare tactic to keep people in line. Will we wind going to a place that has some colour to it or to an existence that is impersonal and a gray emptiness? All I can say for the most part is that we may just be sitting on a low island on a sea of ignorance on this topic.

I'm sure there must be some significance to our existence, where everyone is special but no more special than anyone else. We already have enough of an ego problem here on Earth to think otherwise. It's that we all have different talents to contribute. It doesn't make any sense to me that the material world is all we can know about. Are we spirits having a human experience or humans having a spiritual experience? Do we continue to have a physical form after death or does our spirit disintegrate like Alka-Seltzer in water? In Orwell's book 1984, there was no such thing as an afterlife. Upon death, all records of a person was incinerated, their body was cremated to beyond ashes then released as gas into the stratosphere. The person would have ceased to have existed.

Getting ready for death in the right way seems too elaborate of a procedure for me. Especially how the high ranking members of ancient Egypt prepared for it. Their tombs were filled with items from foodstuffs to figurines. I would think those goods could have been used for better purposes in their physical world.

It would be interesting to find out what it would be like once our spirit is freed from the demands of the physical world and limits of the physical body. Would the spirit be capable of going through physical objects like doors or walls or through a still living human being?

Until proven otherwise, I find a lot of the information regarding the after life either wishful thinking or speculation. It's important to have a life between birth and death. In between these two points there is only two things to do. Get busy living or get busy dying.

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