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What Do You Think Will Happen After You Die?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

I believe that I'll be everywhere, as exemplified by this poem:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26787 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2460 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

I love that poem thanks for reminding me of it .  thumbsup   thumbsup 


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
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I believe that absolutely nothing will happen to me - there won't be a 'me' anymore to have anything happen to . the body that I currently inhabit will be disposed of either by cremation , or , if legal in the country I happen to die in , by composting and that will the end of Kiwiandrew ... except of course for my old posts on Anet which will live forever


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User currently offlineAircraftGeek From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2448 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
What Do You Think Will Happen After You Die?

Decomposition.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2419 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):


I love that poem thanks for reminding me of it .

Yep, great poem. Probably my favourite. Often brings a tear to my eye.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26787 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Often brings a tear to my eye.

Jeez , must be good  Wink


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

This is an aviation forum for crying out loud. You guys have got it all wrong...

http://www.flyingmag.com/classics/585/baxs-last-column.html



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2390 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 5):
Jeez , must be good

Yep. I make MOL seem a sissy.  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4895 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Pe@rson, we do not know what happens after we die. This is the most fundamental and terrifying of all human questions.

I would suggest living our short, finite lives as a very special gift, enjoying the bounties of nature and generations past.

If your poem does come to pass, then all the better. I'm like you, but I find solace in Wordsworth:

...And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things...


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

What you believe depends on your religion or whatever you believe in. For me: I know I will be going to a better place as I believe in the holly spirit and thats what the bible states. However; I can not speak for others as I do not know what their religious beliefs are.

Hunter



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2355 times:



Quoting Comorin (Reply 8):
Pe@rson, we do not know what happens after we die. This is the most fundamental and terrifying of all human questions.

Hence: 'What do you think will happen after you die?' Or, if you prefer, what would you like to happen after you die?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFlexo From St. Helena, joined Mar 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2329 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 9):
I know I will be going to a better place

I am enviuos of people who can truly believe they will live on and go to some sort of paradise. Makes life a lot easier.

I just can't get myself to believe it, though. It seems too illogical and doesn't seem to add up with what is observable in nature.

So, it is my belief that after my death I'll be gone and that's it. A couple of people will care and hopefully be sad, but the world will go on as if nothing happened.


User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I'll be w/the Lord (I John 5:13), and anyone's free to come along (Rev. 22:17, John 1:12).

User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4895 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2318 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
Quoting Comorin (Reply 8):
Pe@rson, we do not know what happens after we die. This is the most fundamental and terrifying of all human questions.

Hence: 'What do you think will happen after you die?' Or, if you prefer, what would you like to happen after you die?

Point well taken.

How about what would you NOT like to happen after we die?  Smile I do not want to be reborn to a life of uncertainty, cruelty and misery, especially as a lower life form! Even as homo sapiens, life isn't perfect! At least I was born in post-war 20th century - Thanks, God.


User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Hello All

The world will rejoice.


Cheers

swatpamike


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Nothing, you die and your body becomes part of the earth again.

Perhaps millions of years later (which you won't experience as time) you will become another animal again.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13149 posts, RR: 78
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Ashes or wormfood, the former most likely.
After all, we are just another animal, but the only one, most likely, with the awareness of our inevitable death.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2246 times:



Quoting AircraftGeek (Reply 3):
Decomposition



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 15):
Nothing, you die and your body becomes part of the earth again.

Sadly, I'm pretty sure that's how uneventful it's going to be.

Just like when you were born, what happened before that? Nothing.

And I doubt anybody will recall their mom and pop having a nice romp when being conceived  yuck 


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2229 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 9):
I believe in the holly spirit

Where every day is Christmas?


User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2211 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 16):
After all, we are just another animal, but the only one, most likely, with the awareness of our inevitable death.

Im not so sure.There is a lot we dont know about animals. Look at the 2004 Tsunami. The animals were heading for the hils whilst most of the humans were sunbathing on the beach completley unaware of what was coming.

Anyway what happens when we die?

I do believe that its possible that our soul lives on(or energy) - whatever you want to call it! But Im not so sure that "soul" will have memories and feeling's like living people have. Maybe your soul just lives on as some sort of energy without any conscious thought just like a beam of light.

And If there is an afterlife I also think it may not be very pleasant either. I mean, the world Is full of pain and suffering so why should the afterlife be any different?

Quoting Flexo (Reply 11):
I am enviuos of people who can truly believe they will live on and go to some sort of paradise. Makes life a lot easier.

I just can't get myself to believe it, though. It seems too illogical and doesn't seem to add up with what is observable in nature.

Yes me too. It would be lovely if there was a God that looked after us when we die and if we lived a good honest life we will end up in paradise with all our lost loved ones waiting for us but as much as I want to believe it I just cant.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2157 times:



Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 19):
The animals were heading for the hils whilst most of the humans were sunbathing on the beach completley unaware of what was coming.

That just means their senses are most developed than ours. If all the people there had "felt" the quake and tsunami beforehand they'd be running like mad too.


User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2149 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 20):
That just means their senses are most developed than ours. If all the people there had "felt" the quake and tsunami beforehand they'd be running like mad too.

And after sensing the earthquake/tsunami they had the intelligence to know that they were in danger and run away to escape from the danger.

I believe that if an animal has the good sense to try and run away from dangerous situation's its not unreasonable to think that maybe they are aware of their own mortality.

Just a thought.....


User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4974 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I have a personal theory similar to the domino effect. Any impact I've had on others will live on through subsequent generations with diminishing returns, at what rate I couldn't calculate.

As for my "soul" or whatever you wanna call it, I have no idea. Too many theories (religious and otherwise) to chose from so if indeed I move on to another plane of existence, I'll find out in do course.

Until then I try to be a decent person and have fun while I'm here. (Just in case)  Wink



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2114 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 17):


Quoting AircraftGeek (Reply 3):
Decomposition

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 15):
Nothing, you die and your body becomes part of the earth again.

Sadly, I'm pretty sure that's how uneventful it's going to be.

On a biological level, I also think that's what's going to happen. But then there's also physics with spacetime, parallel dimensions and all that. Maybe when we die we will be born at the same time in a parallel dimension, who knows.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

I know what better happen because it's in my will. There is to be a huge PARTY with beer and alcohol flowing, good food being served, and music and dancing for all. It will all be paid for by my estate. No one is to be visibly upset or do anything else to ruin a good mood. I want to be remembered with laughs and stories about the good times people remember about me as well as all the stupid stuff that I did that made people laugh.

25 SpeedBirdA380 : Great Post! I also plan to do something simular. My wish is that when my coffin is brought in the church/room that the most stupid funniest music ima
26 AerorobNZ : All the Water inside me will dry up and gradually one by one all the carbon atoms that make up me will be broken down back to their base form as part
27 FLY2HMO : Oh I agree fully with that. What I was trying to get at is that they are not aware on the same level. Animals will only respond to immediate threats.
28 Af773atmsp : I'll get $10,000? I think when I die I'll go to heaven where there will be no sadness. I hope that our pets that we loved will be waiting for us in he
29 4holer : Per my specific instructions, I'll be cremated and my ashes immediately flushed down the nearest toilet. And very soon after, I'll be forgotten.
30 Stratosphere : I am exactly like you. I unfortunately have no belief system. I too envy those who believe in an afterlife. I don't. I am like you I beleve when you
31 Vaporlock : What Do You Think Will Happen After You Die???? I personally don't think about death.....I'm too busy enjoying life and when my time comes I really do
32 NorthstarBoy : I think that my spirit will float out of my body and up towards the ceiling, then the light will open and i'll walk through it, down a tunnel where i'
33 Kiwiandrew : well if they are not there then it wont really be heaven , will it . If heaven has no room for peoples pets then I am very glad that I am not going t
34 WESTERN737800 : I'm sure there will be room for your pets there. As for me I'm sure I'll go to heaven too.
35 GDB : That's not the same as being aware of your inevitable death. Even when you are in good health. From a young age too. Only humans, or some of them, th
36 Pawsleykat : That is a really nice poem, made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and a small tear was brought to my eye Me, I think I'll move on to the aft
37 Post contains links Kaitak : Even better when Katherine Jenkins sings it ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv9bAma0ft8 I think there's no doubt as to what happens to the body, p
38 Krje1980 : Whoa. . .that is EXACTLY what I believe as well. DId you, by any chance, have a near-death experience? Because what you describe is remarkably simila
39 Allrite : After I die I expect at least three days of national mourning after which a large memorial monument will be erected in a prominent location. Any home
40 WN700Driver : When I die, it may very well be possible to install whatever memories I have accrued into a new brain/body set. Of course, this will require at least
41 TSS : You and I seem to have written the same stipulations into our respective wills, RJ. As for after the big party, well... I like the idea of reincarnat
42 PlymSpotter : I believe that the body is just a vessel for your soul and that the energy of your soul is immortal. Whilst I don't enjoy death, I only feel bad for t
43 Andz : Beat me to it! I was going to say... egg nog?
44 Jamincan : Probably my family will have a funeral.
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