>you are on your deathbed, 24 hours to live
>your family and friends are on there way to see you and say goodbye, but they won't arrive for at least 6 hours
>the nurse knows you like video games, and offers set up any game on any system (they have everything, somehow) for you to play while you wait to fade into the ether
What do you play for the final 6 hours of your vidya live, /v/?
If I had a day to live, I'd probably be put under pain management and the drugs they'd give me would knock me out to the point of me drifting in and out of various levels of consciousness with little to know motor ability.
A Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl, so I could spend the last hours of my life playing a video game I love with my brothers and friends.
Thinking about this has made me kind of sad now, thanks OP.
>download vanilla wow private server
>roll human priest
>quest in elwynn forest, listening to comfy music
>fish a bit
>sit in tavern for a few minutes
>soak in that comfiness
>really soak it in
>when theyre about to arrive park my character on the banks of westfall
>watch the sun set over that golden hill
everything will cease to exist, your world as representation is the only thing you can sense, once your brain shuts down all of the framework of senses shut down and the space time that holds the world together will fall apart for all you know, twirling and tumbling into an opaque blackness.
sounds like to me when they finally make it is when the real fun begins
You probably just stop existing. We can't possible fathom not existing, so that's why it's so daunting.
But what do I know. If heaven is real, I hope it's an eternal childhood.
>if Atheists are right we won't know either way
I really hope all my delving into esotericism pays off and its not just good-sounding bunk. I really do.
Pokemon red. Not my favorite game, but in a couple hours you can get a starter, kick blues ass, battle some noobs, catch a caterpie and train it up to butterfree, get a pikachu, get the first badge...ya, that doesnt sound so bad now, does it?
I wouldn't call myself an atheist, I've never been a fan of any of the religions. So many problems throughout history and even now are caused by religion. They cause nothing but problems.
>the day you die has come
>you close your eyes, and fade away...
>but not really
>your eyes seem to jot open, yet you still feel the presence of your eyelids closed over them
>you are slid into a coffin, driven to a funeral and see many of your closest friends and relatives pass over you with sorrow
>you are soon later carried to a graveyard and lowered into the ground, 6 feet under
>you are covered in dirt and closed inside of a dark, mucky coffin
>you sit there for the rest of eternity, living, yet not
this is my biggest fucking fear from now on man
>as time goes on your sense of sight bends and warps
>hallucinations pass over you and you begin to hear things that arent there
>with swirling blinding light the darkness of the coffin fades away
>you see a bright red spot rushing towards you
>with time you make your way to what appears to be an opening
>you hear screaming
>you feel warm, slimey
>all semblance of darkness fades away and is replaced by blinding blue light
>what looks like a doctor hands you off, some strange man cuts this thing from your stomach
Every time a patient dies, and they're mostly Hospice; they typically have orders for morphine and other drugs to relax them and make the pain much lessened.
I personally think death is similar to how we shut off computers. Everything just stops. Where there once was power and life, now is no more.
WE SHALL GO TOGETHER
well the best part of dying is that you won't know your dead. You won't even be able to register the "eternal blackness" of it all, you simple won't be, witch is hard to wrap our minds around but its the natural conclusion to when the brain shuts down. Don't get me wrong, the idea of dying is still very scary, even though there is literally nothing to be afriad
DOTA I GUESS?
I WOULD GET SUPER FUCKED UP. I WOULD HAVE A BRO DOCTOR MIX TOGETHER THE PERFECT COCKTAIL OF HEROIN AND METH AND JUST SHIT TALK SCRUBS FOR 6 HOURS. IT WOULD BE HILARIOUS AND AWESOME. I WOULDNT MIND DYING I THINK.
look forward to death anon
life is full of pain and pleasure, but pleasure is nothing more than the absence of pain, pain is positively felt.
you feel no pain or anguish when you dont exist so wouldnt you not want to exist?
We have no concept of what is before. But we have been given a gift, or a curse, depending on your outlook. Your mother has blessed you with a toy, but within the week, she takes it back. You fall in love with a multiplayer video game, the servers are fresh and full of competitive players. Of course, years pass, and the playerbase drips down to null, followed by server shutdowns. You miss what you had.
Come on, for people who feel there's more good in their life than bad, death is a shitty deal.
For people who feel there's more bad in their life than good, death is a bargain.
I'm the former.
That does sound quite pleasant, I reckon I'd be too weakned to play an instrument myself anyway.
I'd just ask for a gun and a bullet, and blow my brains out.
Why bother waiting the last day? What survives of my "family" isn't in my will. Well, except for my cousin and her daughter.
Which I somehow didn't father, though another dude with my same (rare) first name did.
I do as well, especially since they believe soo much crap and never question it. I'm fine with people believing what they want but don't force your beliefs down our throats. I miss when people said merry christmas, if a woman wants an abortion let her, if gays want to get married let them, if women want rights let them, don't shoot a kid in the face wtf
Let's say that the game you're talking about completely ceases to exist and is erased from all memories along with any traces of it ever having been anywhere. You wouldn't even realize that its gone, and so it is with death.
theres never more good than bad, whatever good you experience is bookended by bad, the anxious striving to procure that good and the feeling of losing it, including life in general
of course the process is going to suck. The best part of death is the actual death, the dread of not existing and any physiological pain will be released upon death, its dying that sucks
Have your family play this
That's called being a cynical cunt, friend.
You can tell me I'm disillusioned in my happiness, regardless, I am happy, I'm sorry to hear you're not and hope you'll find inner peace some day.
Perceive it how you want, but I believe that's the reason people create all these falsities about life after death so they can escape from the scare that death is going to be nothing but exactly what it felt like before birth.
But since you didn't know what that felt like, you won't know you're dead
Fuck that shit. If I had 24 hours left, I'd take the first plane to Thailand or whatever bum-fuck shit hole filled with drugs and whores I could get to within time. I'd then proceed to have a huge ass orgy and OD on cocaine and heroin.
God damn it, I'm trying to cope with the depression and anxiety of this shit and you have to go and post this again? I'm going to have a fucking panic attack
>tfw it's possibly endless sleep
>tfw every dreamless night is a small taste of death
>tfw trying to cope thinking it's eternity in an afterlife
>tfw realizing eternity is forever and you'll probably be driven insane
if i was on my fucking deathbed i wouldnt be playing video games id be doing every drug under the sun and getting blown by reverse traps
I never understood why people would try to kill themselves by attempting to OD on sleeping pills. Why not go buy a fat sack of heroin and shoot it all up at once and feel fantastic before you die?
>time perception only exists when conscious
>all events prior to your consciousness are perceived to have occurred simultaneously/instantly
>no longer exist to perceive the passage of time
>the instant you die all events that will ever occur happen immediately and all at once
>the universe is born and dies ad infinitum
aha, it's actually mine, from a test project consisting of 4 slides. im trying to git gud with ren'py
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
I could get lost in the most wonderful video game world I've ever experienced as I die and enjoy the most comforting characters I've ever been friends with.
My sides. I laughed WAY more than I should have.
well everything we know about biology, neuroscience, and just general science highly suggest that death its the end, as other anons have pointed out, its like a computer being shut down, the parts are no longer working. Anything else is just a baseless claim and wishful thinking
thank you. here's the drawing i did without the text, btw.
you might keep some of it, every tinge of deja vu may just be scenarios that you've experienced in a different life, or every feeling of knowing someone the same thing. there are probably people alive right now that you knew in your past life
Being cremated turns you into ash and obliterates nearly all usable nutrients in your body
If you really want to be tree food
get them to bury you in the dirt without a coffin and plant a tree sapling directly over the grave.
I really don't know. When my grandfather was dying of cancer and had like 2 weeks left, I was considering telling my relatives to just buy him some smack and have him shoot it up. But I know how prim and proper they are and they'd be disgusted by the idea and think less of me. Dying slowly due to cancer for 6 months, not being able to eat, feeling constant pain, coughing black shit up, bloating, nausea, blood in your shit, teeth falling out, it's fucking torture. Should've just OD'd on some good shit while in the company of the family and leave it at that. He even expressed his displeasure with how he was being treated.
Why do I keep coming to threads like these when I know I'm going to feel depressed and terrified?
Because you'd rather feel depressed and terrified rather than nothing.
honestly if we don't retain any of our memories then, reincarnation might as well not even exist, we are defined by our genes and memories(conscious and subconscious), if we lose both of them we might as well not longer exist, even if some sort of soul exist, its pretty much pointless as our unique information is wiped out
>on your deathbed
>not playing this
Casuals the lot of you
>tfw realizing your life is insignificant in the grand scheme of things
>your life is only some 80-90 years of the billions of years the universe has existed
>the world will continue to grow without you and you wont get to see it
>once you die everything about you is gone
>realizing life passes by fast as fuck and the rest of yours will go by before you know it
>you wasted it posting on 4chan
I'm depressed now
>Tony Hawks Underground
I'd be so happy knowing that the last thing I see before death that was smug fucker Eric Sparrow getting decked in the face one final time.
The right to die on your own terms is something that I consider highly sacred. I believe in it so strongly that I don't even care what the law says by this point. If I want to use heroin just before I die I will get the heroin fuck the consequences.
Nobody really knows what happens when we die. What seems certain is you won't be able to keep being yourself, and that scares me the most. Even if there's reincarnation, you will live a brand new life with a brand new mind, completely unaware you just died. None of your experiences or thoughts or memories come with you.
If there's an afterlife like in Abrahamic faiths, you become a mindless servant of God singing holy holy all day or you suffer eternities of torture or cold and fear.
If the movies are right your brain forces you to dream in the minutes before it dies, and you might live who knows how many disjointed, broken lives.
Most likely if the naturalistic view is correct, there's nothing. You cease to be, your brain and everything that made you disappears. You don't know it, you no longer have any influence over the world or yourself. All sensation is gone. If you've ever been knocked out, there's time that you simply can't account for because your brain wasn't working when you were out. It'd be like that, time you can never account for and age you can never experience.
I don't want to die.
Not to me. I don't really care for memories personally. That's why so many try hard for legacies going beyond personal memories. But it makes sense to me everything is recycled.
It's only a waste if you genuinely don't enjoy it. This is why you should always spend your time doing whatever the fuck it is that makes you happy and gets you off. Fuck all of that hard work crap, honing skills and shit, unless you like it, it's simply not worth it. And lets face it, you're a product of your society and environment. You're no special snowflake, you only want the things you do because of what you've seen throughout your life, you're nothing original.
Nah, three things have happened to me that proves it's not "Nothing":
1. Shortly after the death of my best friend, I had a knick-knack fall on the floor. May mean nothing, except that the knick-knack was set pretty far back on a level shelf, weighing 5 lbs, without any earth tremors occurring or bizarrely powerful gusts of wind. The Knick-Knack was of a phoenix as well, as odd as that is.
2. Shortly before my birth and for several months after my home was suddenly haunted by the spirits of a father and daughter who had died in a "mormons dressed as indians" massacre on the same site the house had been built on. Couldn't see them, but you could feel their cold and certainly hear them...
3. Before the death of my mother we'd joke that if I died she'd know if my spirit was around if one of my games came on, and I'd know she was alive if the TV channels suddenly started changing at random without reason. Guess what happened when she died? Week later the TV went NUTS switching channels constantly...except if it was a show I really wanted to watch oddly enough. No batteries in the remote, no neighbors using a TV remote that worked with my TV. Never happened before, stopped happening a few weeks later. The same time the scent of a perfume she loved when she was younger but hadn't worn in 15 years appeared & vanished from the main door to the house she lived in that I was cleaning out.
So, yeah. "Afterlife"? It's there, but who the fuck knows what it is.
I can die sort of happy at least. I touched titty (not Mom's)
I try and cope with the afterlife idea but I posted previously, if it's eternal, that would be hell. You could spend 100 years having fun, but that's not even a small percent of what eternity entails
Sure, those events may be explainable, but try to stop up and think for a moment why we happen to attribute unexplainable things to "There must be an afterlife".
All of those events are odd, sure, but making the leap from "a 5 lbs knick-knack fell on my floor inexplicably" to "That means there must be an afterlife" is well, a leap.
A collapse is certainly possible if gravity turns out too strong a force in the end and pulls everything back together, it would just take almost as many years as jews died in the holocaust.
>But I would rather be alone
>Then pretend that I feel alright
I think I kinda worded it wrong, if reincarnation exist and we lose all our information(genes,memory,etc) we might as well be dead even if we got reincarnated, everything that made us who we where is gone, and the "soul" that goes through reincarnation is honestly and ironically more of a pure material thing than our material bodies with actually held everything that our "selves" the soul is just a catalyst to create another life.
It's equally likely (that is to say, not very) that you manifested those events yourself in your grief and your loved ones were only survived by your memories of them.
It's also possible that you hallucinated all of it.
Personal experience is surprisingly unreliable, but I hope you're right.
Don't worry, we will probably be reborn in the exact same universe as the exact same person as time moves on.
What if you were alive when humanity ended? In any situation, the sun exploding, an ice age or some shit. Imagine what would be going through everyones mind as they knew they would all die
Yup, like I said it may mean nothing. But it WAS fucking odd.
The other two things? Not so easily explained away, really. Especially the perfume. Wasn't there before, suddenly there, then gone. All at the same time the TV went nuts switching channels. Just like she joked.
Coincidence? Too few things really are.
> None of these unenlightened plebs know that when you die you wake up from the hallucination your actual self is experiencing.
> You then feel such a great sadness at the loss of your friends and family, you take your life for real.
As far as I recall, you can cause alot of trouble if you bury the body not deep enough, or you bury it too deep.
The former one causes smell and diseases, while the latter causes just diseases.
It doesn't matter what game you play. It won't after you die. Nothing will matter after you die. Your body, if not already destroyed by a hellfire of bullets or torn apart by hungry wildlife, will be slipped into a coffin. Your family and friends, assuming any exist or care, will stand over you blessing your departure with contempt that "you just HAD to die today, huh?" and "God, I wish I was back home with my girlfriend..." You will be buried far beneath what others walk on. Over the years, your flesh will decay, rotting away and letting maggots tear at you viciously. Any hopes and dreams that you had will be swept away. Your memories that shaped you into the man, the woman we needed you to be will vanish into nothingness. Your grudges will dissolve. Your crushes will cancel. If a loved one loved you, they will love you no more.
But before all of that, you will be in your hospital chair, presumedly. You will be anxious for your family to get there, but will know in the back of your head that their arrival only ensures your departure. You will lay back and realize your regret. You will regret what you did to her. You will regret what you said to him. You will regret your actions. Then you will be overcome in tears, in stricken agony. You will feel pain, followed by a numbing of the pain.
And then you will die.
It won't though, its not strong enough ( read up on Hawking radiation ). Matter will diffuse evenly throughout the universe then stabilize. There's barely anyone in physics that actually believes in re-expansion
I home I'm never fucked enough that this song would fit me dying. Not suicidal thankfully.
Still fucking beautiful.
Well, I have a witness to #3, #1 happened when I was alone, and I was too young to have first hand recall of #2 but it's one of the few stories my divorced parents agreed on. They had slightly different details, but that's more due to their own experience with it.
Nurse fag here.
I had an 8 year old kid dying of cancer about 5 years ago, and he wanted to listen to this before he died.
I remember just breaking down. Shit was beautiful and peaceful.
It took me a while to get over social pressures and my ideals of what a person should be. You eventually stop giving a shit and just accept that everyone's going to do what they're going to do. Used to be uptight and everything, but once you travel around a bit and see the different ways people live their life, you kinda see it's all just fucking irrelevant. Some places it's okay to butt-fuck children, others it's a sin and you deserve to be killed. Some places the homeless are fed and put into shelters, in others when you're starving and steal a piece of bread to feed yourself your hand is cut off. Got to enjoy what you've got.
I don't know what it's like to die, and I don't think I want to. I want to live just long enough so that my brain can get uploaded to a computer or something. Then I get the memory of being put in the simulation wiped (so that I don't remember that it's just a simulation) and get to play God with a virtual world of my own design. And if I can't do that, then I hope that's what Heaven is like. God just gives you this little universe and let's you shape it as you will.
If matter is so dissolved, there's a chance for lighter forces, maybe something even weaker than dark energy to eventually pull it together. It won't work on the same level as conventional gravity. Re expansion theories are getting more fans by theorists these days. But we need to find a bunch of new forces to lend it more credibility.
>Where does the energy come from to cause that?
Also the Hindu knew it long before
The only way the universe as we know it would re-expand after collapse is if outside forces pull it back "open" again.
So, what's on the other side of our Universe? We know that there's some sort of matter out there, but we don't have a clue what.
i think it would be like, literally the worst thing ever, just the idea that its really is the end, would be awful, even I already except its all going to end anyways, actually experiencing it would awful.
The Universe itself would honour all of us by showing off its might and muscle.
I dunno, it's not a popular opinion, but everytime someone brings up the idea of an armageddon I just get thrilled, I imagine the sight would be spectacular as well.
i don't usually say this but, my nigga
Super Mario World. After I beat that, I'd fuck the nurse so hard I trade minds with a newborn in the hospital. With a completely new life in front of me with an already decades-old mind, I would actually do something productive instead of play video games to the point that I want to game on the last day of my life.
Just kidding, I'd still play games nonstop
>implying I have a waifu
Pussy/fit game too distracting for 2D mayne, and focusing on shit like that is what gets you fucked up in the first place.
I know you guys are going to make fun of me but I'd totes play Kingdom Hearts. Spend a considerable amount of time chilling in destiny islands with my KH bros. Maybe move on and get comfy in traverse town. Wouldn't go further though.
I guess feeling dreaded out by it is a more natural reaction, I mean, we're hard-coded to "survive", not only are you witnessing yourself go, but your entire species.
I've just always found the idea of witnessing the armageddon to be something worthwhile, why? I really don't know.
To put this
>stuck in le coffin forever
theory, just imagine this : Some people have been grinded to literal dust and cremated before. They don't live on with all their eye particles you dumbasses; If they did you would have millions of eyes all floating all over the place or stuck in some tiny jar.
>There must be an afterlife
it's weird to think about the fact that there might be nothing after death.
I mean, I can't even comprehend nothing. There's "hollow" but that still has boundaries, a container to hold it in. Even space is filled with stars and dust.
Generally people think of black as nothingness but black is still a colour. Transparent is the only non-colour thing I can think of but I can't imagine transparent without something on the other side of it.
It freaks me out some times.
Imagine there being an afterlife where you can live any scenario you want while retaining your consciousness. Imagine finally being able to live with your waifu/love of your life. Imagine living so many years with her that you actually grow sick of her. Imagine realizing that eternal life isn't all that great because you were driven to dislike all you ever liked.
Probably Castlevania for the NES.
First game I played in my life. Only fitting that It would also be my last.
I agree with you, it's a great death. You get to know how humanity ends, you probably get a show or something deep to think about and there's no chance of leaving behind unfinished business.
Of course it freaks you out, it's alien and mystical, you know what it's like to exist, but you don't know what it's like to non-exist.
What others have already said ITT: The best analogue is to think of it as how you existed before you were born (you didn't).
>> You then feel such a great sadness at the loss of your friends and family, you take your life for real.
>Right before that credits roll
>various atoms, names you can't even pronounce roll
>you can't skip the credits
>Eventually it rolls to "Thank you! We wouldn't be here without you!"
>Below that it says "Restart on higher difficulty?" with choice stuck on yes
And again, the source could have been some physical phenomena we have yet to map, it could have been -anything-, it may even be something we can never quite explain.
Yet concluding from it that there must be an afterlife is an association religion has rooted in you, which is fine, but I think taking things for what they are have more instrinsic value.
Don't name anything other than Republic Commando.
You'll get to go save Sev after your family sees you off; you'll leave with purpose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FXrbNlX0KU
I didn't really wanna feel this way tonight, anon
i cry everytiem
i avoi dlistening to this song when im not happy otherwise i fall into depression real quickly
the lyrics are fucking powerful
rip frankie :^(
Is no one else terrified at the thought of an eternal afterlife? Eternity is a long time guys, I would only be able to go a couple years until I get bored. I'd ask god or whatever entity allowed it to let me sleep for some 50 billion years but then I realize when I wake up It'd only feel like I slept for a minute
The definition of heaven is basically eternal happiness, at every single junction.
You wouldn't even be able to stop up and think "This sucks" without someone offering you a BJ and bacon.
What a beautiful fucking song. Rhubarb has connected and reminded me of so many things in my life. Even though we'll all die someday, I'm glad to say that I've been a part of this unbelievably insane life thing, and I'm happy I could experience it with you anons. I love you guys.
>Playing video games on your death bed
>As if you have nothing else to live for
I fucking hate this place. And the delusional edgelord teenagers who post here.
>Life is now twice as difficult
I believe it. Did Eva help you move on? It helped me after my Dad died.
>this fucking shit man, did the exact same shit when my dad was on his way out.
Ill visit this guy one more time.
I wonder if heaven can be a "too much of a good thing" scenario and you eventually get bored of it. I mean there's probably a limited amount of things that can make you happy, it's bound to run out sometime
I'd ask for a daily portrait, see what happens after some 60 quadrillion years
That's what the Mormons believe. There's levels of heaven and I believe the 10th one is where you get to basically be god. Create your own Universe etc. It's on reserved for those who have followed the faith extremely close though.
>millions of eyes all floating all over the place or stuck in some tiny jar.
But it wont be reality.
It will all be in your mind.
Your heaven is not my heaven.
Your actions will not harbor any consequence because its your own world.
The only place you can be happy is in your head.
I had completely forgotten about this song. Richard D. James is the Beethoven of our time.
>your brain gets linked to a computer
>you think you've been like that forever
>in the real world something catastrophic happens
>computer gets broken
>suddenly you playing god goes away and you die for real
>you'll never see it coming
I would imagine that being in the presence of God and Jesus and all your loved ones
including petsand billions upon billions of people to talk to, endless amounts of people to meet and share with, and all that would keep one's soul happy forever
I've heard some priests explain it as your "entirety being effectively rewired", you may think you're incapable of feeling happiness at every single fleeting second, but you'll be redesigned, rectified and redeemed into something that simply can't feel anything else.
Which is a huge crook of bullshit but that's theology for you
Would simply be for nostalgia. Remembering all the fun playing this with my friends back in HS
what if theirs a limit to the amount of people? Humanity will end at some point and what happens when you finish talking to the last person in history who's died? You just spend eternity trying to have fun with everyone?
Eh, if I could feel happiness for eternity I might take it
I'm not very religious, but I do live in Utah. And from what the Mormons say, heaven is eternal bliss. You would't ever get bored because bored doesn't exist. You are eternally happy, you're never sad, you're never hungry, you're never anything but happy and blissful. You're surrounded by your friends and family who you are forever sealed, and you are represented in your prime, just forever happy.
Ha good choice, remember ordering that offline on playasia or something and being amazed at how small the japanese GC cases were.
I played a lot of it before I imported Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4 for my PS2, I liked that game a lot more. Sucks that all the new Naruto games are garbage.
Roller coaster tycoon, and I would only build death coasters.
well I guess whatever else lives out in the universe goes to heaven too. Just that would keep me occupied for a very long time. Talking to people and learning about millions and millions of other civilizations and cultures and their histories. The existence of God does not preclude the existence of life elsewhere in the universe
Through all the ups n' downs, it's been a dam good journey anon.
This is the only reason I fear death. You cease to live on this Love/Hate planet we call Earth
I wonder how "life" would be represented. Would we all be wearing white robes walking on clouds, would it basically be earth but clean. Would people still "do" what they do? Would new music be made, new vidya to enjoy, etc.
>Your final moments of life
>Playing video games
>Not holding your best friend's hand and listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1mGxanYS0 until you die
/v/ is known for calling people autistic, but I really do believe that a significant portion of /v/ is autistic.
Except I was able to rule out everything else. No usage of other electronics in, around, or near the house that interfered in any way with the Television. No sunspot/solar wind activity. No other houses in the neighborhood experiencing the same phenomenon, even those on the same TV plan (yes, I asked around). Nothing from the TV company. No other electronics bothered - just the channel selector on the TV. And I'm not talking going from channel 2 to channel 3, I'm talking going from channel 2 to 65 to 34 to 180 to 15 - rapidly - and often for several minutes on end. Without OTHER televisions having the same issue. Even after swapping out the selector/cable box for another in the house, and getting yet ANOTHER from the Cable company.
Just that one room. Just that one TV. Never happened before, and hasn't happened for a long while since. And yes, I also moved the TV around in the room - still happened. Moved the TV OUT of the room to another room that had no issues - channel changing persisted.
But like I said - it wasn't the TV changing channels, but the cable box when connected to THAT TV. Her TV. Any cable box. In any room the TV was put into with any cable box. And with no other TVs in the house, even with an offending cable box attached to it. With witnesses. But NEVER during a really good show.
Explain with Science. And before you say "psychokinectic powahs"...
Remember the perfume she never ever wore in that house appearing at the same time at the TV going bonko and disappearing at the same time it went back to normal for no reason I or anyone else physically caused. Yeah, never worn. The first time it was squirted in the house was when I found a bottle of it and squirted it in her bedroom to test & see if what I thought I smelled (and what others smelled as well) really was what WE we smelling.
Again, NEVER used in that house before I squirted it in the air of her old bedroom, and appeared after her death.
>tfw all of your innermost nostalgic memories will be lost forever
>the time you kissed your bride and danced with her at the reception
>the time you looked at your firstborn child for the first time
>the first time you woke up with a lover in your bed
>those time you looked at a tree, or a bird, or the ocean, or the stars in the night sky and smiled at their beauty
They will all be lost in total nothingness
what if some of your friends/family didnt make it into heaven. I think that would be terrifying to know that they are in hell and even if you take to the non literally hell knowing you will never see them again and they are missing out would just be soul crushing.
Well on the topic of earth, the mormon's believe there will be a battle for earth in which heavens forces will win against satan and then basically all those that fought for god and jesus will get to live on earth forever in eternal bliss. I assume music would be like the tabernacle choir. You don't really do anything because you don't need to. You can if you want, but the fact that we're just as happy sitting down as we are playing our favorite video games means that we wouldn't need video games. Since we can sit around and have the same blissful feeling. Also I'm really drunk right now so ignore spelling errors, and I could be getting some of this wwrong, but like I've said. i've lived in utah for 21 years and this is what I've been told.
That's been my thought. So, I wonder how physics works in that "Universe". Same as us, or something so totally bizarre we can't even begin to guess at it? Does it get stranger the more universes we hop away from our own, or is it all uniform? Or does it do something else entirely besides "Same" or "Different"?
What's really weird to me also is how some things will remain. All the video games we've played will still exist years and years after we die. You could beat a file in a video game, die, and then years later someone could load it up and it'll still be the same
I just thought of this. I think if it's a "personal" heaven, they would be there, you wouldn't know they actually went to hell. Sucks to think they might actually be in hell and knowing you got in instead of them.
That keeps leading my back to the concept of getting "bored" in eternity
What if it was coincidence?
What if in reality you are forcing yourself to see those things so you can be in peace,knowing that death isn't the end.
Stretching ideas and actions to the point the become your truth.
What will you do then?
Will you deny everything and run or will you accept it?
Hey who knows,maybe you're right.
To be honest I don't know the answer to that. In Mormon culture they get married in the temple and sealed to their family which means they are forever together. I'll have to ask about that. Most of my friends have gone on missions and have taught their religion all over the world in many different languages. I wonder what would happen if someone they're sealed to commits a mortal sin what happens.
On the topic of hell it won't matter because all of satans forces will be crushed in the great war. All those who fought for Satan will be banished for eternity. Though I'm not sure where seeing how they're all already dead.
A little game for you, /v/. Can you stay alive?
Oh fun, stuck in "Lost".
Pissed my family off when I called it in the first five minutes of the first episode. I mean, they were really fucking obvious about it.
Then that writer strike nearly fucked everything up.
>On your death bed
>Want to go out on your own terms
>Get on a plane over to England
>Wheeled out to the country-side, IVs and all
>Gazing at the sunset
>Tell the nurse to pull the plug when the song ends
I do not fear death, for I find peace in the knowledge that my skeleton will be free to roam the world as he sees fit.
>What do you think about when you ponder death while under the influence of dissociatives?
I think about how the fuck I'm supposed to robo walk home. Dumb fucking k-holing piece of shit.
honestly I think that this is proof# 128 that Christianity is a man made religion and gets contradictory for trying to be a "perfect" religion,(i.e our god is all good but sends people to hell who aren't part of our religion!)
Honestly sometimes its hard not to get euphoric, to be a christian you have to believe, that if you believe in the resurrection of an ancient Jewish preacher the creator of the universe will grant you eternal life in paradise. Its absurd, if there is a god like that then he doesn't deserve our worship
I think I'd play Atelier Iris 3
It's not my favorite game or anything like that, I just have bizarrely fond memories of it. I'm smiling thinking about when you help the beast girl sing and such. I don't know why that particular game, but it sticks out in my memory. It was easy as shit and the story was questionable in quality but I'm fond of it.
>Thread is about the intimacy of near-death and what matters most to you in life
>Faggots start making it into a religious debate
People like you don't understand the dimension of spirituality in religion. The beckoning of one's soul can't be rationalized.
Anons, this I declare to you: All conditioned things are subject to disintegration and impermanence – strive on untiringly for your liberation.
It's not the 'belief' in christ that gets you into heaven. it's the belief in his ideals. God accepts that you make mistakes, that's why Jesus died to atone for your sins. Every week Mormons take sacrament which is a renewal of their covenants with Christ, they're not supposed to take it if they don't deserve to. In Mormon religion you can eat the bread and drink the water but it doesn't really mean anything until you're baptized. When you're baptized you're making a promise to the holy trinity that you'll do your best to follow their ideals and what they stand for.
>you will die one day
>video games and other media forms will go on
>you wont live to see what can possibly be considered the greatest thing to ever exist
the afterlife better have all the hottest electronics and access to E3
My dad's dying of cancer, he's sitting beside me on the couch as I read this post I've been doing as much as I can to tell him that I've never asked for any more of a father but god I just don't know what I can do for him As soon as I opened this thread I looked at him and started tearing up eventually leaning into his shoulder starting to cry I'm still crying fuck OP
That's a tough one... with the continuous progression of technology you tend to want to see what's next. But the studies never stop and there always something greater to discover. Space for example, we've barely scratched the surface of what's out there (humans/E.T. Life) and that would be something I'd need to one day see in my lifetime, before disconnecting. Just knowing would be enough
I think sometime in that 24 hours I'd write a story involving a character I've used a lot dying, going over all of the things he's done and who he's lost.
I'd like to think I could have him see the end peacefully and do the one thing I struggle to do - Let go of grudges and everything like that.
Writing is a passion of mine I suppose. I'd like to get a novel published one day, even if it isn't popular. But it'd mean that in some way I've left something behind.
Makes me think of what would happen if that's possible by the time some armageddon event happens. If all the android people get to witness regular humanity get wiped out, what then? They better have some way of being able to recreated life or they just give up there and disconnect
I'm not religious but I feel like a lot of people need religion. It really helps comfort them, and they use it as a way to make life easier if only to help them with their problems. My friends dad passed away a few years ago and their whole family is religious. His dad was a bishop in the church and they've always been a family that heavily relied on religion. His dad was even an architect for the church that helped design temples. He turned to drugs, for a while shot up speed etc. Then he went on a mission and it has really turned his life around. Maybe in the grand scheme of things it hurts more than it helps. But the fact that his faith helped him in a very dire time is good enough for me to accept that religion is not for everyone, but it is a very crucial thing for some people.
I'm...I'm so sorry. But, if you want something to do for him, I suggest just talking about stuff that happened in the past, good and bad, as far as you can remember. May your father's soul be blessed in heaven, or wherever he may go.
Yeah, and proof #1 is comparing Christianity against other Religions AND against itself.
I totally know there's an "afterlife", but I also know that Religion is total bullshit - ALL Religion - as it is the HEIGHT of Human Conceit and Arrogance that Humanity could EVER come close to understanding what is not understandable or that any given entity from any given "beyond" (as we can't even know if there is more than one or not) would DEIGN to tell Humanity anything about it.
"But these/this God(s) created us, Anon! Of course they want us to know of them and exalt them!"
Okay, then you're giving these/this God(s) the human personality afflictions known as Arrogance and Pride, in that it/they would create creation and then expect that creation to worship them in response. Which would mean that this "Creator" is incredibly Imperfect, which Christianity in general states is impossible.
We have no knowledge that what we consider reality is real, or if we're the dream of a butterfly. We don't know if this IS "Heaven" and what lies beyond is the actual beginning.
We don't know squat, and anyone who says they know is a pathological liar.
the process still goes because there are still synapses in your brain, carrying information. There are no synapses in your brain when you are dead. It's not like sleeping and not knowing it. Do you remember what it's like before you were born? Of course you don't because you were literally nothing, your brain was not carrying information you were literally non existent. It's the same thing when you die.
I'm just going to generalize since we're probably all the same age, I'm barely
18You think the next 4/5-3/4 of your life will pass as fast as the first? Maybe the first 18-20 years felt fast because of shit like your baby/toddler/adolescent years
Some anon may have chosen to spend his last moments in /v/ right now That guy whom you called a faggot half an hour ago may be dead by now
I'd play Papers, Please. Glory to Arstotzka forever.
And those stories consisted of "Don't be assholes to one another, unless it's someone after our fire. Then the great Flying Viney Monster is totally okay with obliterating their anuses. Ook Ook Unga Bunga."
Captcha: Nyalho hedonistic
but that brings up even more problems. First of all the idea of someone taking away your sins is morally questionable, we aren't talking about paying debt here, we are talking about moral responsibility and accountability. This pretty much annihilates all that because our actions no longer actual mean anything if it all comes to to acknowledging Christ.
Seconded of all is the idea of sin in the first place, im not perfectly versed in Christian theology but most dominations will say we are inherently sinful, and the wage for sin is death, and christ came to fill the wage, yadaddada. But God is essentially holding us up to a standards thats impossible for us to live up to. We are by nature sinful. As Hitchens put it, born sick and commanded to be well. This would be like if a doctor created the a disease(death/hell), infected us(dooming us to be sinful), but then offered us a "free" cure(Jesus) but demanded we acknowledge his greatness.
We can go on for back and forth for hours on this, but at the end of the day do you really think that this is the behavior/plan of the creator of the universe? I just find the incredibly hard to swallow on top of the fact that there is no evidence for a God to begin with. Not trying to be euphoric, but I honestly can't see how anyone can looks at Christianity and not see how obliviously man made it is.
>some anon may be super young
>he may be a nice guy offering helpful advice
>he may have gotten robbed and killed on the way home or gotten into a fatal car crash
It's scary how quickly life can end. Especially with the suddenness of not expecting it.
Especially when it comes with the caveat:
"If you want your prayers to God heard, then you must give 10%+ of all your earnings to me...err...to God's Church!! Yeah, that's it!"
I know I'd take some time to watch M*A*S*H. I used to watch it with Dad, and I'd marathon it on my own. I remember when I was in high school and my Dad was away i the city for training, he'd hold the phone up to the TV and ask what episode was on. 9/10 times I could recall what episode it was.
I'd probably watch episodes like 'Sometimes you Hear the Bullet' 'Abyssinia Henry' and of course 'Goodbye, Farewell, Amen'
Yeah, I think I'd like to go like that.
But anon in that post you just approved of the Islamic concept of Tawhid, which also existed in Zoroastrianism, the Oneness of God, the fact that God is beyond the range of human vision and senses.
Christianity also has it. Other monotheistic religions have it. Except when we delve into non dual eastern thought.
Theology and Philosophy touch each other and are pretty interesting, what you described as human conceit is when people use it as a political tool, as an egotistical wrench in which they can manipulate others.
Religions like to swim into the dangerous waters of the metaphysics, and sometimes it forgets that reality is always here and its present. And its the only thing we can prove.
Time only gets faster the older you get.
You're life will start flying past you.
The reason being simple relativity. Minutes don't seem long anymore, because you've lived for twenty plus years. Years blaze past you, because one year relative to your entire life is less than a tenth of the whole thing.
It all gets so much faster from here. The longevity of youth is wasted on the young.
Some say it's merely an illusion when it comes to the speed of your life. generally your present thought will think of it as fast, yet the more memories and experiences you have (how much time you spend doing something) make it seem longer. I personally haven't done much in my life and there's a lot of emptiness, so there's not much to remember when from me teens/youth. In a since (being 20 now) life definitely seem like it went fast.
well shit, that whole "you have your whole life ahead of you" seems like shit now
I keep remembering shit like how I started high school 4 years ago and now it's all done with. I don't know if I want to consider that timespan fast or slow
one last playthrough of RE4
that game never makes me mad
such good memories ;_;
Well, as I've stated before. I'm not religious. I've just happened to grow up in Utah where a large percentage of the population is. I've read the book of Mormon and I have been to church quite a few times. What I can tell you is this:
God doesn't expect us to be perfect. When his son (Jesus) sacrificed himself, he did it in the sense that he is atoning for all of our sins both future and past. God knows that we as humans are by nature imperfect, and that's why he puts us on Earth. He knows that we are going to sin, he doesn't say 'don't sin or you will go to hell' he says 'I understand that you will sin, and that's why Jesus sacrificed him self to atone for this sin. Jesus willingly gave up his life so that when you sin, you are 'forgiven'.' We are here as a 'test' of sorts. If we sin then we are supposed to confess to our bishop. Learn from those sins and continue on our path.
Eh tithing is more of a thing to support the church. I mean the temples that they build are far from cheap and they need to pay for a lot of things. I don't doubt that a decent percentage goes to those in charge but a lot of it is to expand the church.
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence. Not sure if I'd play it on Extreme or Normal, wouldn't be fitting that I get stuck on The Fury and don't get to finish the game.
When my family arrives I'd get destroyed in Pro Evolution Soccer by my brother. Unless he'd let me win.
The outside of the cosmic fish tank in which we live, where countless beings of higher order peer down through the murky waters at as. They take pleasure in seeing the tiny habitation they've provided supporting such a diverse array of life, and gladly point this out when friends visit.
simply because it reminds me of the best times in my life
Exactly. All religions are made of human arrogance and conceit. Even the ones which state they are, but try to name it and give it boundaries anyways.
Tawhid & Zoroastrianism pretty well states that "God is Everything Good". Ya sure about that? Ya really sure? That blackish/green shit I took earlier is God, too? Yeah, again, putting limits on what a supposed creator must be, as "it must be everything that's puppy dogs and rainbows".
They're a liar, as they don't know shit. Who says a creator even understands the Human concept of Right & Wrong?
This is all, again, the pride and arrogance of Humanity trying to define the undefinable.
If you haven't heard it, I recommend it.
The most beautiful track I've ever heard
I just wish Plato would just fuck off back to tumblr once and for all.
except, he does punish us for our imperfect nature, that he gave us to the first place. He created the problem, as I said he made us sick and then offers the cure and we are suppose to thank him for being so merciful through Jesus(the cure) but hes the one made the problem in the first place.
I think nurses are the actual good doctors of many countries with little to no health insurance, because those doctors just make more money by keeping their patient in the system.
Nope. I don't define life as suffering, I define it as Living, and I'm having a blast.
This "Truth" you speak of is true to your own perceptions only. One I don't even acknowledge, nor would I any other. Not even one I came up with myself, naturally.
Hell, it's Conceited of myself to define the undefinable AS "undefinable".
Probably Pikmin. Relive my days of being a carefree child
This thread legitimately made me really sad
Call it Living then. Suffering is mistranslation anyway.
But its the truth we exist. We live. Iam talking to you on /v/.
And we change along with the flow of everything else. Thats living.
He didn't 'give' us our imperfect nature. He simply gave us free will. If we want to be perfect then that is our own choice. If we want to be imperfect that too is our choice. He didn't create the problem, he gave us our own means to create the problem. Like I said, life is a test. Humans were never designed to be perfect, even Eve was able to be tempted under her own free will. He doesn't punish us for being imperfect, he punishes us for succumbing to sin and then continuing to accept sin into our lives when we have the full capability to live our lives through Christ.
(not the same anon)
Oh no, mighty Anon, you mis-understand! God is Good, He would NEVER CAUSE us imperfection! We made ourselves imperfect by giving in to temptation, which is something He instilled in us to test us, and we failed miserably!
It's all Lucifers' fault!
No...wait...that would mean that someone other than God can create, as that would mean Lucifer is able to create "Bad".
Uhmm...can't blame Satan, as he's working under orders from God if anyone actually gave a fuck enough to actually read those books and realize that "Satan" and "Lucifer" aren't the same bloke...wonder why the Japanese can get this while Westerners can't? Hmm...
The thing is, We do Suffer. Maybe not our whole lives, but suffering, it's what comes to us eventually, at one point or the other.
So in essence, yes. We Suffer. And to Suffer is to know the dark from the light and hopefully, not indulge in bringing it on your fellow man.
But... I'm on 4chan. So i'm already doing that huh
Well Satan is nothing more than a fallen angel. He actually can't create 'bad' and that's why he tempts it. All humans have the ability to sin, they have free will. God put us on this earth to test see if we will allow the ability to sin to overcome the ability to follow faithfully.
Yes a morale of the story could often be included - remember the epics of the long past, before that other stories for the community to share that would just maybe become part of a grand religion/culture.
You perceive yourself as talking to me on /v/. But we cannot know what we perceive as real is real.
Hence that Dream of the Butterfly idea.
You use "Suffering". Why not "Jubilation"? Why not "Content"?
Because someone said that it must be suffering, or jubilation, or content. Hence defining the undefinable - including existence, religion, et al.
In one form or another, yes. It might be called "puke posting" in 5 years instead, after all.
Your average day consists of dealing with patients attempting to get as much drugs as possible and people arguing about the dumbest shit.
A good day is one where you're not lifting a fatass or wiping up shit.
You die, end of line, line end here. You don't feel anything. Once the brain dies, you cease to be. No heaven, no reincarnation, no sitting in a black void talking to yourself forever, nothing. Your body breaks down and feeds the earth which brings new life in the form of plants and animals. You'll never remember anything of your old life, in fact, you'll never remember anything ever because you no longer have a brain to store information with.
Death is permanent.
I wish there were a logical way to look at death, but since everything about a person is based on events that they have gone through at a first person level only, I sometimes have anxiety attacks when I realize that, simultaneous to myself, billions of other people are experiencing small variations of the exact same things I am. Not BECAUSE they are experiencing these things, but, because each of their experiences are as legitimate as my own; my experiences mean no more or less than anyone else's, so what happens if, when you die, you simply merge with someone else's consciousness without realizing it, and have to live through their shitty life, then the next person's, then the next person's, forever? What if when you die, whatever makes up your "viewpoint" slides into a newborn and you have to live through an entire shitty lifetime AGAIN? FOREVER? I'm so conflicted on this because, as long as one person is alive, the entire universe is technically still an "experience", so it's not like it's gone just because you are. I would be so much happier just knowing that when you die you experience nothing forever, I just want some fucking explanations. I don't even care if everyone goes to hell, in fact, that sounds better than reliving life forever.
The concept of heaven sounds even worse than the concept of hell to me. "You won't even be able to feel negative emotion" sounds like brainwash to me. You can't take away a single human characteristic and still call yourself human. How is feeling half of what you could before supposed to be an improvement?