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Excellent answer for you son!
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:22

When my girls were wee lasses, I still believed in the Christian "heaven" of some form or another... I never believed in a heaven where we all had our little homes and families and connected the same as we did on earth... (obviously the bible makes it clear that worldly concerns leave us when we die) but I still WANT to hold on to a little piece of that belief I guess... I want to see my Mum again... and my little girl... and my brother... and so many others I've lost over the years, including my little Charlie (my dog)... I always believed that wherever one soul went, we all went, including the souls of animals... If souls exist as a life force that lives on, then all life has to have some part of it... Intellectually, I am sure that when we die, the life force lives on and maybe moves on to a new life just beginning... but I WANT to hold on to the belief that "we" keep going too... Not for myself really, if we cease to exist, we'll never know it anyway so WHO CARES, but for the same reason I want to believe in some afterlife where we get to reconnect with lost loved ones... I can't stand the idea that death totally destroys those we love...

I think that is the biggest reason why humans believe in god(s) in the first place... it's not to explain mysteries... No one, aside of devoted scientists, REALLY cares how and why the universe began as long as it continues, but ALL of us care about someone whom we lose and don't want to let go of completely... thus, a heaven or afterlife or reincarnation or something...

Personally, I've been leaning heavily towards reusing the life force in reincarnation... I'm not too clear on what I believe as far as bringing previous lives with us... but maybe...? I'm leaning towards the life force being a piece of a whole, made individual ONLY when it is within a package of flesh... otherwise, it goes back to the whole... like water does... it flows together and mixes... but if separated, it's not part of the whole...

Does that make sense to you?

Your thoughts on my thoughts?

  • and reincarnation seems to make the most sense to me. Not the classical, I was once Cleopatra type of reincarnation, but more of my energy and matter will someday help make up some other living... more
    • I'm with you...donk, Sun Dec 19 07:39
      with respect to the possibility of reincarnation, at least as a life energy. When I was influenced (as a child) by Japanese, they sort of instilled in me the idea that once we are human, we will... more
    • Excellent answer for you son! — Siã☀©, Sat Dec 18 12:22
      • Thank you, Sia. Moraith, Sun Dec 19 20:56
        It's understandable that anyone would want to hold on to the notion of seeing loved ones who have crossed over. I don't believe that death can ever destroy those we love. As long as they are... more
      • YOUR son... ugh (nm)Siã☀©◔̯◔, Sat Dec 18 12:24
    • I don't know ...OldCM, Fri Dec 17 10:29
      ... if I am looking forward to being a cockroach or a wasp or a rattlesnake. I think your answer to your son's questions is admirably honest.
      • Thank youMoraith, Fri Dec 17 10:39
        I don't believe in coddling him needlessly, but at the same time, I have no desire to scare the bejeebus out of him or worry him needlessly. If we're going to be "reborn" as insects or snakes, I... more
    • My Little Boy Is 4, As Well...Uru Hammer, Fri Dec 17 10:13
      ...and went thru a period of morbid fascination. I think it was his first understanding of death, at least to some extent. What I thought was important was to make sure that fear was not a part of... more
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