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What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby csearle » December 19th, 2021, 8:47 pm

The question was...

stevensfo wrote:If humans know that they will continue in some form after death, would this make everyone care more about their life and the lives of others?

The answer is no.

Chris

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby csearle » December 19th, 2021, 8:56 pm

csearle wrote:The answer is no.
Why do I assert that?

Because there are plenty of people who are convinced of this life-after-death already. Some of them, e.g. Mother Theresa, do shed-loads of good. Some of them however, various terrorists that have made it clear of their beliefs before blowing themselves and others to oblivion(?), clearly do not care about their life and the lives of others. So no, it wouldn't make everyone care.

Chris

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby bungeejumper » December 20th, 2021, 10:28 am

csearle wrote:Because there are plenty of people who are convinced of this life-after-death already. Some of them, e.g. Mother Theresa, do shed-loads of good.

Ermmm, I think Mother Theresa has found out for herself by now? ;)

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby 88V8 » December 20th, 2021, 10:39 am

One used to see them as made it to Heaven, playing what might be a harp.
Does this suggest a preferment for musicians?
Might it encourage people to take up the ukelele?

V8

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby servodude » December 20th, 2021, 11:17 am

88V8 wrote:One used to see them as made it to Heaven, playing what might be a harp.
Does this suggest a preferment for musicians?
Might it encourage people to take up the ukelele?

V8


Nah! I hear the devil has all the best tunes

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby servodude » December 20th, 2021, 11:19 am

bungeejumper wrote:
csearle wrote:Because there are plenty of people who are convinced of this life-after-death already. Some of them, e.g. Mother Theresa, do shed-loads of good.

Ermmm, I think Mother Theresa has found out for herself by now? ;)

BJ


I wonder if she's seen Christopher Hitchens?

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby bungeejumper » December 20th, 2021, 11:37 am

servodude wrote:
88V8 wrote:Might it encourage people to take up the ukelele?

Nah! I hear the devil has all the best tunes

That'll be the bagpipes, then. They certainly seemed to do it for Hieronymus Bosch. ;)

BJ

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby stewamax » May 1st, 2022, 3:49 pm

88V8 wrote:One used to see them as made it to Heaven, playing what might be a harp.

And sitting on puffy while clouds. But if the sky clears, do they all fall down CRASH, get killed and go to ??

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby AWOL » May 10th, 2022, 9:36 am

csearle wrote:The question was...

stevensfo wrote:If humans know that they will continue in some form after death, would this make everyone care more about their life and the lives of others?

The answer is no.

Chris


I think if more humans knew that they only have one shot at life they may make an effort to do better with it and perhaps consider what they leave behind given that all generations have one shot at life and their starting place is the planet that they inherited and their legacy is the planet they leave behind. Would this be enough? Given we are a coin toss away from climate disaster at the moment I doubt it but there's hope.

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby CliffEdge » May 10th, 2022, 9:40 am

bungeejumper wrote:
servodude wrote:
88V8 wrote:Might it encourage people to take up the ukelele?

Nah! I hear the devil has all the best tunes

That'll be the bagpipes, then. They certainly seemed to do it for Hieronymus Bosch. ;)

BJ

Hell is listening to bagpipes for eternity. Now if people knew that was a real risk...

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby XFool » May 10th, 2022, 9:51 am

What is the point of the question?

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby servodude » May 10th, 2022, 10:28 am

XFool wrote:What is the point of the question?


It's an interrogative statement used to test people's knowledge; but that's not important right now! ;)

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Re: What if a 'Life after death' were suddenly proved?

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Postby stevensfo » May 10th, 2022, 4:10 pm

XFool wrote:What is the point of the question?


I bet you were a bundle of fun at school! How many teachers had nervous breakdowns? 8-)


Steve


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