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Switch to Forum Live View Should we have a desire for immortality?
9 months ago  ::  Nov 20, 2014 - 11:10PM #51
JCarlin
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Nov 18, 2014 -- 2:47AM, Roymond wrote:

Jan 17, 2011 -- 3:05PM, steven_guy wrote:

Immortality would be a crashing bore and no religion has ever developed an attractive picture of it. I'd like to live a longer life - maybe live to 150 or perhaps a little more, but no one deserves to overstay their time.


Life as a disembodied spirit, as many theologies suggest we'll end up, would be profoundly pointless and makes no sense at all. It shows that childish wishful thinking is one of the foundations of religion.


Immortality should only be "a crashing bore" if you are a boring person.


But then again, if one is unable to get a handle on it while living what gives any assurance that one will do better with a dead brain?

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9 months ago  ::  Nov 21, 2014 - 2:36PM #52
Roymond
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Nov 20, 2014 -- 11:10PM, JCarlin wrote:


Nov 18, 2014 -- 2:47AM, Roymond wrote:


Immortality should only be "a crashing bore" if you are a boring person.


But then again, if one is unable to get a handle on it while living what gives any assurance that one will do better with a dead brain?




???


If your brain is dead, you're not immortal.

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9 months ago  ::  Nov 25, 2014 - 11:47PM #53
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Nov 21, 2014 -- 2:36PM, Roymond wrote:

???


If your brain is dead, you're not immortal.


Generally religions refer to the soul only as being immortal.  The body and brain return to the dust of its origin.  


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2 months ago  ::  Jun 21, 2015 - 12:18AM #54
Roymond
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Nov 25, 2014 -- 11:47PM, Jcarlinbn wrote:


Nov 21, 2014 -- 2:36PM, Roymond wrote:

???


If your brain is dead, you're not immortal.


Generally religions refer to the soul only as being immortal.  The body and brain return to the dust of its origin.  





This is incorrect as far as Christianity and Islam:  the body and brain indeed return to dust, but are brought back from the dust into a form that will never become dust.


In fact, in Christianity, being a soul without a body is what's called "death".

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2 months ago  ::  Jun 21, 2015 - 12:21AM #55
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BTW, immortality is not an option unless there is an avenue for escaping this universe:  the heat death of the universe would make immortality hell.

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