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It fucking scares me.It shouldnt really because its the only thing in life thats a certainty.Then why does it?
the mormons have got it right.
I started thinking of Homer Simpson quotes when they talked to me. Oh, how I wish I paid attention!
You should just chill out, brah.
That nothing that's certain should be scary? That's dumb.
In anwser to your question it scares you because you're a wuss.
Because you're scared of no longer existing?
Because you're scared of your life suddenly cutting out when there's still so much you want to do with it?
It gives me drive to do what I want.
it'll be absolute end of everything you cherish about yourself. you'd be mental not to be scared. but you have no choice about it. you WILL die. so by all means be scared but don't waste time dwelling on it. you'll find out what it's 'like' (if it's like anything) in due course, in the meantime there are plenty of other things to be getting on with.
form a band. bake a cake. go have sex! we're the happiest random accumulations of matter in the known universe!
it's the end
will be a bit boring after that
plus might be painful/upsetting on the way out
that the radio in death's waiting room is stuck on capital gold - "the keane and snow patrol years".
very vividly exactly where I was when I realised the true implications of there being no such thing as god - that from a subject-centred perspective, to all intents and purposes, death is the same thing as the end of the world. I was 14 and sleeping on a camp bed in my grandparents' house. It was as much as I could do not to shit myself. It was one of the most defining moments of my life.
The very fact that it's the only certainty makes it even more troubling. It's the ultimate collapse of mankind's collective delusion about self-determination and meaning.
imagine how you would have felt then
mankind invented the idea of 'meaning' so we can invent that meaning too. life's still as meaningful as you make it.
death can't rob our lives of meaning because death is an arbitrary fact of being alive in the first place. You might as well say having to breathe and eat collapses our delusion of self-determination.
the level on which life has no meaning and we have no free will is a level irrelevant to how we experience life. it's interesting to think about but it doesn't add or take away from how we live.
I'm not using this as some kind of manifesto for nihilism. I'm basically just saying it is the scariest thought there is, however old you are.
you big old nihilist. if you love nihilism so much why don't you marry it?
and continuing in my attempt to disagree with EVERYTHING you say:
the thought of someone you care about dying could be scarier.
or the thought of Chris Benoit dying, that scares me most of all.
I'm dead now.
even though probably wont be aware of it. i quite like being alive i spose.
As much as I don't believe in one at all, it's the only thing that scares me about dying.
So, if someone can just categorically state that there is definitely, certainly nothing afterwards, I'll be off.
scares you about an afterlife
or hell? No?
would be little different from a[n?] hell?
if there is one (unlikely) it might be quite good
Just the idea of anything eternal. It makes me feel sick. I want to die and be dead. Completely dead. 100% DEAD.
I am going to be so fucked off
There's going to be severe overcrowding issues.
but I suppose it can be limitless in size. At least I will be reunited with all my friends.
what it was like before you were born. It'll be a bit like that
after we die than there was before we were born...
to how long im dead for. ill be dead - the universe can do whatever it feels like.
if it isn't then there is just as much time (ie infinite) ahead as behind us
for some reason I find the idea of existing forever just as unbearable as not existing at all so no comfort in afterlife lies, I was too scarred to talk to anyone about it because I thought I was the only person it had ever occured to and I didn't want to upset anyone else
Surely it's the single most bearable thing ever?
if that's all you knew...
I did that from the begining of time until 1981, it was pretty bearable
I kinda have a thing for existence, are you saying yif you knew you will die in your sleep tonight you wouldn't be scarred (please dont die in yoursleep i'd feel responsible)
Because I'd be terrified that there might actually be an afterlife, as I've said.
I'd also be sad for my friends/family. But not scared if the above wasn't an issue.
I mean, it's not like you can have regrets or whatever when dead.
It won't make the slightest bit of difference how much fun you've had.
what would you consider to be fun?
is it not possible to move?