Let's say that for the sake of this argument there is no Heaven or Hell, and there is no life after death. What would it feel like to be nonexistent once you died? You couldn't see black, white, or any color because your dead brain can't process colors, so what would you see? You can't really compare death to before your birth, because even though you were nonexistent in both cases, before you were born you didn't know any better, you just arrived in the world one day. But when you die, you know about life, and you have so many experiences, how is this all processed? How is it even possible to feel completely nothing? It is beyond human comprehension, there is no simple way to describe what you feel like when you die. Any comments or explanations?
Answer by Jeroen van Zelst · Jul 12, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Who's the "you" you're talking about in the 'after death situation'? If there's no "you" to process, then there's no "you" to see. If there's no "you" to process, then there's no "you" to remember. If there's something that sees, smells, experiences after a body stopped to operate in the world as we know it, then what is that, and what capabilities does that have?
To me that's 'consciousness' - operates in line with a body as long as it's there, and connects to the whole when the body ceases to exist. :-)
Answer by snack pack88 · Jul 13, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Well if it were just plain nonexistence you would not be able to think, feel, or well anything you would be the most dead you could get. It would be so nothing that blackness doesn't even describe it.
Answer by Thewondersoftheworld · Aug 06, 2012 at 01:56 PM
To be honest I've absolutely no idea what it is like to not exist. It's such a weird thing to think about. I wish evolution didn't make us so darn smart! I bet no other animal has this problem of pondering! It's probably really simple but it's out of our comprehension, maybe we are too logical for our own good! I take some comfort that it will happen to everyone. I get scared about it more than the average joe - I know fully the meaning of ignorance is bliss!
Answer by TheAnnoyingLife · Aug 07, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I used to be afraid of death, but now I'm not afraid anymore. As a young child, whenever someone would bring up death, I would view death with so much disgust. Now, I just look at death as being a part of life and a reason as to why one should not live a mediocre life.
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