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Imaginary George: Freedo, what do you think happens when we die?
Freedo: Death is merely the realization that nothing exists.
George: But…that doesn’t make any sense…
Freedo: I apologize George, you need clarification. Allow me to take us back to another conversation I have had that may shine some light on this conundrum.
*waves hands around, imaginary portal appears*
Imaginary Steve: So Freedo, why do you think there is something as opposed to nothing?
Freedo: Perhaps a better question is “what’s the difference?”
Freedo: We, in the something, ask ourselves “how did we come from nothing?” Well, I’m sure that those in the nothing are asking themselves the same question, except “how did we come from something?”.
To us the question is baffling but, when you think about it, there are probably a lot more things that don’t exist than those things which do…so it must be even MORE baffling for them.
Steve: Come on now, Freedo. Be serious for a change.
Freedo: Not so fast Steve! You may say “NOTHING IS NOTHING and SOMETHING IS SOMETHING, lets just leave it at that!” But humor me for a moment, perhaps the somethings are only real to other somethings and the nothings are only real to other nothings, but not to each other!
George: I see…..so..what you’re saying is that we become nothings when we die and it is in this sense that we “realize nothing exists” for the other nothings become real to us and the something that was before becomes the new nothing?
George: Well….that is all very interesting but–
Imaginary Jack: May I interject into this conversation?
Freedo: Shut up Jack, you’re imaginary.
Jack: So is George. >_<
George: Wait, what? This is getting weird…
Freedo: That’s correct George, you see, you are one of those nothings I was speaking of. You had not realized this because, too you, I am the nothing.
George: That actually makes a lot of sense…I think I understand now.
Freedo: I have to go now. You’re a good man, George, I look forward to meeting you when I leave my somethings.
George: The same. Goodbye Freedo.
“The highest form of self awareness is realizing you’re just a character in someone else’s dream”
This is actually pretty interesting. This is video recording a study done by the Canadian Wildlife Service. The effects of LSD, caffeine, THC, alcohol and cocaine actually aren’t too far from what you might expect but it’s kinda funny watching it.
1 in 5 Americans think Obama is a Muslim.
1 in 5 Americans can’t find AMERICA on a map.
1 in 5 Americans don’t know who America declared independence from.
1 in 5 Americans think George W. Bush was a great president.
1 in 5 Americans believe witches are real.
1 in 5 Americans believe the sun goes around the Earth.
1 in 5 Americans believe they will live to see the apocalypse.
1 in 5 Americans believe marijuana is more harmful that alcohol.
1 in 5 Americans believe in alien abductions.
Also, 1 in 5 Americans do not possess brains.
Please get me out of this place.
Gallop Poll, Rasmussen Poll, Time Magazine Poll, MTV, Northwestern University, NewsofAP.com
May be the most talented person on Earth.
For a long time us nonreligious folk have been criticizing the ideas of heaven among the many religions and ascertaining that once we die our consciousnesses disappear and never return.
And certainly there is nothing to fear of this kind of end. No more suffering, you won’t even care at all. Yet it still gives you incentive to live.
But what if I told you there could actually be heaven waiting for us, without a need for a God, without religion, or spirituality? Do I have your attention?
Besides being a philosopher, political theorist and a party-animal, I also spend a great deal of time thinking about the future, more specifically the far future; I am a futurist.
Keep in mind this is all theoretical. It’s an idea of mine, not a belief. In-fact I don’t actually have any beliefs, only ideas.
There may come a day(and we are speaking farther in the future than you can imagine) in which we develop the technology to sustain our universe from being destroyed by whatever natural processes would threaten it. This would essentially give us unlimited time. If this is achieved I think it would be theoretically possible to develop technology capable of taking a “snapshot” of the universe. With this snap shot we would be able to see every single smallest piece that makes up the universe. If this is achieved we would then be able to use the data collected to hypothetically turn back the clocks and see every single happening in the history of the universe. This means seeing every creature to ever come into existence. At this point whatever grand life form it is that has this technology would then be able to decide whether to bring any of us back to life by reconstructing us from the data provided by the snapshot. With infinite time on their hands it would be expected that they would finally do this. We would all see each other again and live in the amazing new world we would encounter.