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What happens after we die?

Asked by ShortStuff (65points) March 16th, 2009

Is it like a big black room that we are in , or is it like im just dreaming . Or am I going to become someone else and forget my past life. What do you think it will be like?

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nikipedia's avatar

I don’t know, I think it’s going to be like what usually happens when your brain stops getting oxygen and stuff. Nothingness.

El_Cadejo's avatar


Milladyret's avatar

And that’s the beauty of it: Noone knows :D

Allie's avatar

Two options: A) rot, or B) burn. I’d rather burn, thanks.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Considering I haven’t died yet; I’ll say I don’t really know, nor am I in any rush to find out (:

adreamofautumn's avatar

I don’t know…but my personal hope is that I get reincarnated. If I die, figure out and then find a way to let you know what it’s like i’ll try and pass on the message though. ;).

Elumas's avatar

In my opinion, we go to Heaven or Hell, depending on whether or not we believe in God. Don’t just take my word for it though.

SeventhSense's avatar

Here’s some Near Death Experiences from people from various cultural and religious backgrounds-JEWS, CHRISTIANS, BUDDHISTS, MUSLIMS, HINDUS- NEAR DEATH

critter1982's avatar

Well I think our soul will exit our body and we will exist as “something else”. Not a clue what that something else is, I’m hoping it’s a cross between a lion and a tiger, bred for its skills in magic. I’ll also be skilled in the arts of ninjitsu and I’ll own some sweet dance moves.

Jeruba's avatar

… the dread of something after death,
That undiscover’d country from whose bourne
No traveller returns…

We do not have reliable reports. People go and don’t come back. We don’t know. We have a lot of answers that have sprung from the imagination of man, but we don’t know.

critter1982's avatar

@SeventhSense: HaHa. Come on down here and see what happens when you try to hit me.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Do you remember before you were born? Well, it’s like that.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Three of my family members that knew they were leaving, told me they were going “home”. Two of them “saw” passed family members before they went. All three were at peace when they were in the process of leaving.

My mother had a near death experience. She says, there is an indescribable flooding of peace and tranquility that fills you. (she saw herself on the operating table and heard/saw the doctors and nurses trying to bring her back)

skfinkel's avatar

I think it will resemble the time you had before you were born.

SeventhSense's avatar

Do you fight with Napoleon too?

El_Cadejo's avatar

NDEs are just the pineal gland pumping the brain with DMT.

loser's avatar

I don’t remember.

SeventhSense's avatar

So tell us about your experience.

Allie's avatar

@aprilsimnel Party in the placenta! Hey… wait a minute…

Foolaholic's avatar

The Gospel of The Flying Spaghetti Monster isn’t very clear on the rights of passage, but goes into great detail on the beer volcano and stripper factory.

syz's avatar

We rot.

kapuerajam's avatar

I play dominos with Einstien and god(they’re homies)

casheroo's avatar

I’m not sure. I hope we get to watch over our loved ones, and be at peace.

Blondesjon's avatar

I can state, unequivocally, that after we die we are no longer alive.

wundayatta's avatar

The usual custom is to hold a funeral.

SeventhSense's avatar

That’s very cool. I have had acid trips in my youth which were quite profound but not with the intensity of that.
I do distinctly remember having an experience where my third eye opened and there was a sense that all was perfect and there was an illumination of light to everything and a perfect flow along with a type of clairvoyance that freaked me out. There was no inferior or superior and all was equal. There was a sense that all was just as it should be and there was an interdependence of all life through the light and all was connnected.
I am sure that some of these states have a corresponding glandular component with the release of chemicals. In addition there was always the sense that the particular state of awareness had more of a sense of reality than the one normally associated with reality. So I don’t believe that our current state of consciousness is limited by this localized form, even by what we call death. I do believe strongly in the interdependence and the absence of independent arising without myriad coarising components.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Usually, a funeral ensues.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Everyone gathers at the visitation (if you choose to have one) and they all hope like Hell that you don’t suddenly sit up in your casket and scream, “Shut the f*ck up, I’m trying to get some rest here!”

After that, people divvy up your stuff and wonder where you bought half the really weird shit hidden in your attic. well, that’ll be me, I suppose.

AstroChuck's avatar

I don’t know about you guys but I’m going to have my mind uploaded so that I can fluther forever.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Who knows?

Lucky for me I walk by faith, not by sight.

wundayatta's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater: whoa, dude, watch where you’re going. Stop. Stop.


Why’d you have to run into me like that? Can’t you see my foot is caught in this beartrap?

Lucky for you, but definitely not for me.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@daloon harty har harr.. winner of the lamest joke award goes to… xD

wundayatta's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater: Oh come on, dude! Where’s the lurve? Show me the lurve!

Bluefreedom's avatar

We get reincarnated. At least I do. I’m on my third life right now. Maybe I’ll get lucky, like cats, and have at least 6 more of these.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Nothing. We cease to exist in any meaningful way, except possibly as fertilizer (though with our current processes we kind of mess that one up). When we die, that’s the end. I think that we really cannot fully understand what it means to no longer exist in any way when we’re alive and create other things that might happen to comfort ourselves.

Elumas's avatar

You know, I think it’s awesome that we can get along on a topic with such varying opinions instead of fighting. :)

anne09's avatar

Do not!! but i think, soul goes to heaven or hell

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