View Poll Results: What's your view on Death and the Afterlife?

Voters
101. You may not vote on this poll
  • I think there is nothing after Death.

    26 25.74%
  • I think there is an Afterlife, but I'm not sure what this is.

    21 20.79%
  • I think there is an Afterlife, and that we go to a spiritual 'place'.

    21 20.79%
  • I think there is an Afterlife, and that we are reborn in the world.

    21 20.79%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    12 11.88%
Page 15 of 15 FirstFirst ... 5101112131415
Results 141 to 150 of 150

Thread: What's Your View on Death and the Afterlife?

  1. #141
    Senior Member Wulfram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago @ 05:57 PM
    Ethnicity
    Mostly German/Some English/Some Irish
    Subrace
    Nordid
    State
    Texas Texas
    Gender
    Politics
    Far Right
    Posts
    2,887
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    38
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    28
    Thanked in
    20 Posts
    This notion of the afterlife arose from the obsession to beat death and old age.
    Once it was realized just how impossible that was people began to look beyond.
    If we humans emerged from...something, then it is possible that we return to...whatever.
    It is just as plausible or implausible, although the latter sentiment seems the most likely...or is it?!

    I have noticed a trend where people who led happy lives on earth are more apt to believe in the hereafter than those who had miserable ones.

  2. #142
    Spenglerian
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Caledonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Online
    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 @ 06:30 AM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Scottish
    Ancestry
    Scotland,England, Germany,Austria,Switzerland
    Subrace
    Alpinid
    Country
    United States United States
    Location
    Sverige snart nog
    Gender
    Age
    32
    Family
    Single adult
    Occupation
    RecyclingPlant / College Student
    Politics
    Socially Progressive Nationalism
    Religion
    Atheist, Nihilist, And Mystic
    Posts
    2,432
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4
    Thanked in
    4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronan View Post
    This notion of the afterlife arose from the obsession to beat death and old age.
    Once it was realized just how impossible that was people began to look beyond.
    If we humans emerged from...something, then it is possible that we return to...whatever.
    It is just as plausible or implausible, although the latter sentiment seems the most likely...or is it?!

    I have noticed a trend where people who led happy lives on earth are more apt to believe in the hereafter than those who had miserable ones.
    Just because somebody believe in somthing where it makes them feel that much more happier doesn't make it right.
    National Socialism is the only salvation for Germanics and Europids everywhere. Capitalism, libertarianism, and communism is the enemy.

    National socialized collectivism must prevail over radical individualism.

  3. #143
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Last Online
    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 @ 12:51 PM
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-Canadian
    Country
    Canada Canada
    State
    Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
    Gender
    Family
    Youth
    Occupation
    Student
    Politics
    Liberal
    Religion
    Atheist
    Posts
    22
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    I honestly don't believe in an afterlife. I think once we die, we just decompose like any other living creature. It might be morbid, but it just reminds me to live life to the fullest, because we only have one shot. I'm one of the happiest people you'll meet.

  4. #144
    Bloodhound
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Jäger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    Atlantean
    Gender
    Posts
    4,379
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    66
    Thanked in
    37 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Micaela View Post
    it just reminds me to live life to the fullest, because we only have one shot.
    Egoistically speaking?
    "Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want." (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

  5. #145
    Senior Member Rev. Jupiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Friday, January 21st, 2011 @ 02:20 AM
    Ethnicity
    Celto-Germanic
    Ancestry
    Western
    Gender
    Family
    In a steady relationship
    Politics
    Radical Traditionalist
    Religion
    The Noble Path
    Posts
    310
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Reading over this thread, I've realized how little the afterlife factors into my worldview.
    Examining this tendency, I have concluded this is because what happens after I die is entirely irrelevant. What matters to me is living a virtuous life and reaping the rewards of virtuous living here and now.
    Speaking in purely practical terms, that is.

    On the theoretical plane, I think that meditations upon death and the afterlife are a solid method of giving our material existence some context. So, speaking from that angle, I think that the most reasonable conception of the afterlife is a series of incarnations that lead to some transformation in the essential character of the consciousness. Of course, that's quite vague, and I think it best to leave it that way.
    To practice magic is to be a quack; to know magic is to be a sage. - Eliphas Lévi

  6. #146
    Senior Member flâneur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Online
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 @ 09:58 AM
    Status
    Prolonged Absence
    Ethnicity
    English
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    England England
    Gender
    Family
    Married
    Posts
    983
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    4 Posts
    I am pretty much open minded on the subject and am "waiting to see" so to speak.

    I had a near fatal parachute accident once breaking my back and legs,ankles,wrists and ribs and a few other things and all i remember about it was the crunch and then oblivion....then i kept regaining conciousness until the waves of pain became too much and my bodys self defence mechanism took over and sent me under again.
    I was given the last rites etc flown home to the UK and kept in a military hospital for a long time.

    The doctors told me that if i hadnt have had such a strong heart and will to live i would have died.I supose youth and a strong body came into the equation.

    Anyway having said that when i was on deaths door i didnt have any black tunnel experiences,some benign hand stopping me from entering heaven telling me its not my time yet etc.....i was just out cold and could have been dead for all i knew because i remember nothing....except pain.

    Having said that i once went to see a "witch" i supose for the want of a better word.
    She does the cards and all the rest of it and anyway she started telling me things about the afterlife which was quite interesting and then she started being more specific and started to talk about a friend on mine who had died when he was 26 yrs old.
    He died whilst playing football of a heart attack quite by suprise....just dropped on the spot and died.He had a heart condition that nobody knew about.

    What i found interesting was how she described his appearance,age,looks...manner of death etc and also details of things that were known to me and him.
    Took me quite by suprise i must admit yet she was spot on....on everything.
    I thought she could mind read yet i wanst thinking about him...or anything else in particular....he was just there.
    I asked a few questions through her about death etc and was given the reply that a person with vitality never dies....people with no vitality die off.

    I honestly dont know what to make of any of it....although im sure we will all find out.

  7. #147
    Account Inactive King Sitric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Last Online
    Sunday, January 9th, 2011 @ 11:57 PM
    Ethnicity
    Nordic/Germanic/Celtic/Hiberno/Eireannach
    Ancestry
    Germany/Norway/Denmark/Gaul/Hibernia/Ireland
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Country
    European Union European Union
    Location
    Dyflin
    Gender
    Family
    free!
    Occupation
    Artizan
    Politics
    Republican
    Religion
    Atheist/Existentialist
    Posts
    96
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    When you die...that's it! It is over. Nihilistic it may sound, but there is no proof of an afterlife so why believe in such sentimental mawkish nonsense!
    Be good and enjoy this life you have!

    But if folk believe in an afterlife and a god of judgement, well you better be good in this life then. So, get down on your bended knees and pray for yourselves and your enemies. Emerge yourself in guilt and shame of ever being born!

  8. #148
    Senior Member Rev. Jupiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Friday, January 21st, 2011 @ 02:20 AM
    Ethnicity
    Celto-Germanic
    Ancestry
    Western
    Gender
    Family
    In a steady relationship
    Politics
    Radical Traditionalist
    Religion
    The Noble Path
    Posts
    310
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by King Sitric View Post
    so why believe in such sentimental mawkish nonsense!
    I would argue that contemplating the nature of death, if not the exact details of what happens afterward, sets a context for philosophical exploration.
    By considering our relation to our existence before and after our material awareness and existence, we are able to consider just how to treat the life we live.

    The recognition of life's transitory nature is necessary, yes, but so is understanding the implications of a temporary life, especially regarding metaphysics and the foundations of one's worldview.

    This is why humans have always contemplated the nature of death and the afterlife, and will continue to do so.
    To practice magic is to be a quack; to know magic is to be a sage. - Eliphas Lévi

  9. #149
    Omnia in bonum
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Alice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    English and German
    Subrace
    Nordid + CM
    mtDNA
    K1c2
    Gender
    Religion
    Catholic
    Posts
    1,837
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,906
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,057
    Thanked in
    586 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    So what do you think will happen after you (or just your body?) dies? Please elaborate on your vote.
    St. Paul said man's destiny is to die, and I believe death is the dissolution of the union between soul and body. The soul is immortal and will survive when the body is dead. After death, the soul will face the Particular Judgment and many theologians believe that it will be instantaneous. At the moment of death, the soul will make its way to heaven, hell or purgatory.

    At the end of the world, which is unforeseen and known only to God, Catholic teaching states that the dead will be resurrected and the General or Final Judgment will take place. All people will have to render an account of their lives before Christ's tribunal.

    After the resurrection, our risen bodies will be identical with our earthly bodies, but invested with immortality. The bodies of the just will be endowed with special qualities, though: impassibility, brightness, agility, and subtility.
    'Well, what are you?" said the Pigeon. "I can see you're trying to invent something!" "I-I'm a little girl," said Alice, rather doubtfully. She found herself at last in a beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains.



  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Alice For This Useful Post:


  11. #150
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last Online
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 @ 09:42 PM
    Ethnicity
    Germanic New World - South African
    Ancestry
    German, Dutch, Belgian, French, English, Irish
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Pisces
    Family
    Single adult
    Religion
    Spiritual
    Posts
    198
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    42
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    86
    Thanked in
    41 Posts
    I definitel think there is an Afterlife, and we continue to live in our spirit form afterwards.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to GermanicAfrican For This Useful Post:


Page 15 of 15 FirstFirst ... 5101112131415

Similar Threads

  1. Your Opinions on the Afterlife?
    By Imperator X in forum Metaphysics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Monday, October 16th, 2006, 06:21 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, December 4th, 2005, 12:23 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •