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Poll: Do you believe in the afterlife?
  • 45.7% - Of course! Don't you? 1421
  • 27.7% - Of course not. It's nonsense. 861
  • 24.5% - I'm just not sure. 761
  • 2.1% - Something else (comments, please) 65
3108 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

Shinespark


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I'm mainly curious as to who responded to "other" when given the options of yes, no or maybe.

manhandsha


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Is that relevant if you live forever?

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ardubu


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Are you assuming we are all humans?

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Boxymoron


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It's hard to define the box, and what's outside it, while measuring from inside with no light and around obstacles.

mjhuntley25


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I'd like to believe in an afterlife, it's a nice thought, but I just don't think that there is one.

paulpnevada


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I believe that whatever the truth is, that it exists totally independent of our beliefs. What we believe is totally irrelevant to what the truth actually is.

So we should all stop fighting about who's invisible friend is real.

butz


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I'm not sure, but I try to always wear clean underwear just in case.

CyborgBill


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I personally believe (and, OK, devoutly hope) that when the physical processes of my body fail beyond a certain level of organization my consciousness along with all the various software-type processes normally occurring in my brain will cease -IRREVOCABLY AND PERMANENTLY!! We are temporal beings and I believe that no deity could be called "benevolent" which would curse its creatures with such a monstrous burden as eternal life. I do not fear such an eventuality. Instead, I would welcome it.

mexz


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Something else. I believe in reincarnation.

crankydevon


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Like Mexz, I believe in some kind of reincarnation. I think we're always human, but of course there's no way to know. I'd say I believe it about 80%.

bpfordte


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Heaven or hell - pretty simple.

theco2


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There is a 100% death rate, in every generation; the mortality rate is extremely high.
The End.

rayzmail


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WOOT! IS heaven.

gwal01


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Not that I spend a lot of time thinking about this but if there is life after death and considering the billions that have left the planet before today and the potential billions if not trillions of deaths taking place after today wherever this afterlife takes place is going to be one crowded place (at least in my mind).

alexasnows


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I would really like to believe it, as it is terrifying to think I and my loved ones will cease to exist. It's such a nice thought. But it makes no sense. We die, we do not exist anymore.

RKett


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paulpnevada wrote:I believe that whatever the truth is, that it exists totally independent of our beliefs. What we believe is totally irrelevant to what the truth actually is.

So we should all stop fighting about who's invisible friend is real.



Exactly my thoughts, plus I don't want to go to heaven, I want to be with my friends.

moles1138


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ardubu wrote:Are you assuming we are all humans?



I may not be

moles1138


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manhandsha wrote:Is that relevant if you live forever?



So far, I am immortal. No one has proven me wrong.

hwalsh10284


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The delusion is comforting. That is what delusions are all about.

phobos718


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Find it funny that mature adults believe in the after life.

bsmith1


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I feel we'll all have the answer eventually. I do not fear death. I look forward to the answers we all seek. I don't think it's just a switch and then it's like you're gone and never existed. I also don't think we'll go to a place with streets paved in gold in the clouds or a pit of eternal fire or other such silly imagery.
I think a being that has reached this level of sentience (or self awareness) will have the essence of their being transcend to some other plane or level of existence. What that will be like, I have no idea. It will be exciting to find out, though.

januarymick


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I see no evidence to support this belief.

dks209


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"An atheist once challenged William Paley to disprove his contention that there was no Supreme Being. Very Quietly Paley took out his watch, opened the case, and said: "If i were to tell you that those levers and wheels and springs made themselves and fitted themselves together and started running on their own account, wouldn't you question my intelligence? Of course, you would. But look up at the stars. Every one of them has its perfect appointed course and motion - the earth and planets around the sun, and the whole group pitching along at more than a million miles a day. Each star is another sun with its own group of worlds, rushing on through space like our own solar system. Yet there are no collisions, no disturbances, no confusion. All quiet, efficient, and controlled. Is it easier to believe that they just happened or that someone made them so?""


'Nuff said.

bsmith1


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dks209 wrote:'Nuff said.



Yeah...except that you could track down the watchmaker and shake his hand. Chances are he stamped his name on the watch so there was no doubt who made it.
Also, there are plenty of collisions in space. The current movements took millions of years to balance out and, even still, things are constantly moving out of alignment. Eventually our sun will burn out and planets might work their way out of the gravitational pull and just float off... If the universe were a watch, it would become less and less accurate as time went by. This "god" is not a very skilled watchmaker.

chris0115


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dks209 wrote:'Nuff said.



Only enough said if you know as much about the universe as a wet rock.

There are innumerable things about the watch analogy that are just stupid. The main one is that: There ARE collisions, disturbances, and confusion. They happen all the freakin' time. Solar systems smash into each other and are destroyed. Stars smash into each other and either burn out or form bigger stars. Even if they don't hit anything during their lifecycle, they eventually blow up of their own accord, instigating the fiery death of anything living in their system.

For the invisible sky-arbiter's sake, our entire GALAXY is on a collision course with another, bigger galaxy. Yes, the Milky Way and everything you see in the night sky will eventually smash into the Andromeda galaxy and become a binary-supermassive-blackhole galaxy. Everything living in either galaxy will be vaporized into space dust when the galaxies collide.

If you want to believe in invisible sky-deities, fine, but come up with a better analogy. The universe is NOTHING like a watch. It is a place of chaos and explosions and entropy. It's very birth was the epitome of chaos.

/Rant off

koshhi


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hwalsh10284 wrote:The delusion is comforting. That is what delusions are all about.



Not necessarily.

grogg0420


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Next level of the game.

hot72chev


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bsmith1 wrote:I feel we'll all have the answer eventually. I do not fear death. I look forward to the answers we all seek. I don't think it's just a switch and then it's like you're gone and never existed. I also don't think we'll go to a place with streets paved in gold in the clouds or a pit of eternal fire or other such silly imagery.
I think a being that has reached this level of sentience (or self awareness) will have the essence of their being transcend to some other plane or level of existence. What that will be like, I have no idea. It will be exciting to find out, though.



Well said! That's pretty much exactly what I believe.

theco2


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bsmith1 wrote:Yeah...except that you could track down the watchmaker and shake his hand. Chances are he stamped his name on the watch so there was no doubt who made it.
Also, there are plenty of collisions in space. The current movements took millions of years to balance out and, even still, things are constantly moving out of alignment. Eventually our sun will burn out and planets might work their way out of the gravitational pull and just float off... If the universe were a watch, it would become less and less accurate as time went by. This "god" is not a very skilled watchmaker.
chris0115 wrote:Only enough said if you know as much about the universe as a wet rock.

There are innumerable things about the watch analogy that are just stupid. The main one is that: There ARE collisions, disturbances, and confusion. They happen all the freakin' time. Solar systems smash into each other and are destroyed. Stars smash into each other and either burn out or form bigger stars. Even if they don't hit anything during their lifecycle, they eventually blow up of their own accord, instigating the fiery death of anything living in their system.

For the invisible sky-arbiter's sake, our entire GALAXY is on a collision course with another, bigger galaxy. Yes, the Milky Way and everything you see in the night sky will eventually smash into the Andromeda galaxy and become a binary-supermassive-blackhole galaxy. Everything living in either galaxy will be vaporized into space dust when the galaxies collide.

If you want to believe in invisible sky-deities, fine, but come up with a better analogy. The universe is NOTHING like a watch. It is a place of chaos and explosions and entropy. It's very birth was the epitome of chaos.

/Rant off


'Nuff said.

Phsyron


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This is such an uninteresting question to me. Completely misses the point. We exist only in so much as we effect the rest of the universe. If your effects are far-reaching, you will live forever. Caesar is still just as much alive to us now as he was to anyone who only knew him by reputation at the time. Perhaps moreso. We can't change what happens to our consciousness, so get over it and worry about what you can.

tswinkler


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mjhuntley25 wrote:I'd like to believe in an afterlife, it's a nice thought, but I just don't think that there is one.



the evidence is there if you look. So If heaven and hell exists, where do you think you'll go?
I'm certain of mine.

Travis Winkler

tswinkler


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Phsyron wrote:This is such an uninteresting question to me. Completely misses the point. We exist only in so much as we effect the rest of the universe. If your effects are far-reaching, you will live forever. Caesar is still just as much alive to us now as he was to anyone who only knew him by reputation at the time. Perhaps moreso. We can't change what happens to our consciousness, so get over it and worry about what you can.



This life is temporary, how you live does have a lasting effect, I agree. I truly believe in God and believe that Jesus saved me from hell. If Im wrong, I've got nothing to lose. If you are wrong, I'm afraid your eternity will be hot.

Travis Winkler

tswinkler


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CyborgBill wrote:I personally believe (and, OK, devoutly hope) that when the physical processes of my body fail beyond a certain level of organization my consciousness along with all the various software-type processes normally occurring in my brain will cease -IRREVOCABLY AND PERMANENTLY!! We are temporal beings and I believe that no deity could be called "benevolent" which would curse its creatures with such a monstrous burden as eternal life. I do not fear such an eventuality. Instead, I would welcome it.



Please reconsider your position as it may be far from the true. Jesus is the way.

Travis Winkler

tswinkler


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God is real. Jesus saved me from hell. This life is temporary.

Travis Winkler

tswinkler


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RKett wrote:Exactly my thoughts, plus I don't want to go to heaven, I want to be with my friends.



You'll be in such torment, you wont know who your friends are.

Travis Winkler

tswinkler


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theco2 wrote:'Nuff said.



But if youre wrong, bad news for you.

Travis Winkler

JMontego


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The Matrix. Kinda like an afterlife, but you wake up in a cyberpunk version of Detroit.

Batman4oz


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Complete non-thinking fantasy.
No one ever got a postcard from Beyond saying, 'having a wonderful time...wish you were here.'

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McGuffy


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Want to know what being dead is like? It's exactly like before you were born. Exactly.

"There are 2 types of people in the world: Those can extrapolate from incomplete data."