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message 1: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Monique and I are currently reading Norman Mailer's
The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
The Executioner's Song

and it has this part when one of the characters asks the protagonist: "What do you think will happen when you die?"

It made me think for a while. No one knows really. It can depend on many things like religion or moral conviction. It depends on what you believe in like reincarnation, karma, sundo, etc. Kung mabait ka, anghel. Kung salbahe, si Taning.

Let us know please. No right or wrong answers.


message 2: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Will go to heaven, no doubt.


message 3: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Ikaw na! :)


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments "Gusto ko maging tissue paper na lang"-Porchop Duo (Porky & Chopy)


message 5: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments William, some say so! :)

Po, I know that joke! Saan ka? :)


message 6: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (waterspout) | 8 comments I don't believe in anything, and believe in everything at the same time so I'll say that death will be nothingness. You'll prob don't have a brain either, so no thinking or thoughts.


message 7: by Jayvee (new)

Jayvee (messi10persie) | 23 comments Nothing. It's the end of the line.


message 8: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Jun 16, 2012 06:53PM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments K.D. wrote: "William, some say so! :)

Po, I know that joke! Saan ka? :)"


Kuya Doni if I'm not mistaken based from Bible ayon sa nabasa ko kapag namatay ang tao ay babalik siya sa alabok kc sa alabok/lupa siya nanggaling. At ang kaluluwa ay mananatili sa lupa hangga't hindi pa nagaganap ang Judgement Day or Second Coming of Christ. Pero ang espiritu ay babalik sa Diyos. Tatlo kc ang komposisyon ng tao;
1.katawang lupa
2.kaluluwa at
3.espiritu

Tayo ay huhusgahan ayon sa Aklat ng mga Gawa at Aklat ng Kaligtasan.


message 9: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Po wrote: "At ang kaluluwa ay
mananatili sa lupa hangga't hindi pa
nagaganap ang Judgement Day or
Second Coming of Christ."



What verse?


message 10: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Po, ayan pakilagay ang reference numbers. :)


message 11: by Lucille (new)

Lucille (lucillep) Po wrote: "K.D. wrote: "William, some say so! :)

Po, I know that joke! Saan ka? :)"

Kuya Doni if I'm not mistaken based from Bible ayon sa nabasa ko kapag namatay ang tao ay babalik siya sa alabok kc sa ala..."


Madidivide tayo? Ummm... yung spirit kasama ni God at ang soul ay nasa earth? :)


message 12: by Malot (new)

Malot (roseofalltrades) Nothing. Blackout.


message 13: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Jun 17, 2012 08:04AM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments K.D. wrote: "Po, ayan pakilagay ang reference numbers. :)"

if Im not mistaken Genesis, Isaiah, Proverbs & Apocalypse mga yan. I will re-read para maalala ko. By d way u can ask Angus if he can remember it.


message 14: by Adrianne (new)

Adrianne (adriannenars) | 21 comments Blackout. Or reincarnate into a pretty.... Bug.


message 15: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Genesis yung alikabok. The rest I don't know and never been heard of. :P


message 16: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Looks like nobody here believes in those "near-death" experiences. Blackout then there is light. Then the light is very beautiful that you can't help but go there.

Then some say that there will be a like screens flashing your life in few seconds. Or something like that. I have not read (but I have a handful in my tbr) any near-death experience books but I read something like these from blurbs or reviews.


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Kuya Doni if you happen to watch Hereafter? ang bida ay si Matt Damon it tackles near death experience, 6th sense, charles dickens, at becoming a writer promoting her/his published books. If I'm not mistaken book siya na ginawang movie.


message 18: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Oo, I saw that movie na. I used to see the book but not anymore. :)


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments May mga taong may ganun kaloob nakaka-usap niya iyong mga namatay? nagkaroon daw siya ng ganun power ng minsan may "near death" experience din siya.

Kuya Doni you can ask Angus about mangyayari kapag ang tao ay namatay kung naalala pa niya iyon we have same answer.


message 20: by Lucille (new)

Lucille (lucillep) K.D. wrote: "Looks like nobody here believes in those "near-death" experiences. Blackout then there is light. Then the light is very beautiful that you can't help but go there.

Then some say that there will b..."


Sabi ng Bible teacher ko a few years back na pag Judgment Day na daw, mag-flash daw yung life mo at i-jujudge ka ni God based on how you lived. :)


message 21: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Kala ko sa bible. movie pala. confused.


message 22: by javiruchi (new)

javiruchi | 59 comments reincarnation or theory of eternal recurrence? I go for reincarnation!


Angel / YA rules!/ | 135 comments eternal rest, i'd rather not be reincarnated... so i'll try to do what i can while i'm alive... =)


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Rollie wrote: "Kala ko sa bible. movie pala. confused."

bro. hindi iyon movie nasa bible talaga iyon.


message 25: by Cary (new)

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments I believe in what God said in the bible in Hebrews 9:27. Every man is destined to die and will face judgment. What awaits us in the Judgment Day? It was also written in the Revelations 21:8. All those who are proven guilty will receive the eternal punishment in hell, or the second death. But the good news is Christ has promised us eternal life if we will only believe in Him, that He already paid the punishment that was supposedly destined for us by dying on the cross, and that is why I am assured that there is something in store for me in heaven.


message 26: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments John 3:16


message 27: by Ranee (new)

Ranee | 1902 comments It's more challenging to ask if you fear dying.
the thought of "After death" is boring. Because each would have their own theories based on their belief because no one has ever shown a solid evidence of what may come after one dies. If you are Catholic, you go to heaven/hell, A buddhist, you get reincarnated and once you reach your buddha-like being you enter nirvana. Ergo, if you are an athiest, you don't go nowhere and if you are a scientologist, you go to another planet?


Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) | 0 comments William wrote: "Death will be like it was before you were born."

That's what I thought too!


message 29: by anarki (last edited Jul 01, 2012 07:45PM) (new)

anarki (deadeyes133) | 380 comments Whatever happens, I know I would still read books. Hahahaha.

No matter how much people say about where do we go after we die.. I won't know it till we get there... Are we gonna wait for the Judgement day? Heaven, Hell, Eternal darkness, or reincarnating into a cockroach for spiritual cleansing or Batman. Who knows? Hahaha.

Soooo, Death.. see you when I see you. Hahaha. But to answer the question.. I think we'll be entering another state of consciousness in which only God, the dead, and the dying know about. Basta life is in a flux, wherever it leads or where ever stops... Only God, the dead, and the dying know. We'll get our chance anyway, nothing to worry about.


message 30: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Wouldn't it be more encouraging to know that there is something that happens after we die? It is much better than believing that nothing happens. What if in the end, there is really heaven/hell? It would be wise if we invest on eternity before we all finally die.

(At least everybody here believes in death, hehe.)


message 31: by anarki (last edited Jul 04, 2012 12:08AM) (new)

anarki (deadeyes133) | 380 comments Without the idea dof afterlife, I doubt there'd be morals.


message 32: by Estela (last edited Jul 04, 2012 12:38AM) (new)

Estela (estelabanana) | 17 comments K.D. wrote: "Looks like nobody here believes in those "near-death" experiences. Blackout then there is light. Then the light is very beautiful that you can't help but go there.

Then some say that there will b..."


Actually, I do. Pero bago ka magblackout makikita mo ung light. You'll be scared, absolutely hysterical and struggle. Once you decided to give up, you'll see the most enchanting light tapos you'll feel at peace and finally, you'll close your eyes and accept the fact that you're going to die.


message 33: by anarki (last edited Jul 05, 2012 03:09AM) (new)

anarki (deadeyes133) | 380 comments William wrote: "Lynai wrote: "Wouldn't it be more encouraging to know that there is something that happens after we die? It is much better than believing that nothing happens. What if in the end, there is really h..."

I used to entertain that thought years ago. And it had put me in a dilemma until now. But think of this: without the idea of having somewhere to go to after we die, be it eternity or whatever, it will probably distort reality. People will live to the fullest and all, creating mighty-bond-earthly attachments. Self-actualization will become a goal rather than self-transcendence and letting go. If they won't feel successful or what, they'll feel they have wasted their lives. Everyone will be doomed by the idea that they may be wasting their life here on earth. They want to be remembered because of the fear of being forgotten because they think that being forgotten means that the life they have lived may be lost into oblivion. That's why we have books, arts and literature and all and so on. Hahaha. Like that a poet once said, in the end, we are all nothing but words.
This is creating a reality full of tension. Blah blah blah. I must admit what I said was nothing more but chickenshit. Ha-ha!

It's not really about eternity or what, after death, there should be a place where we are to go to. The void beyond is filled with nothing less but an absolute uncertainty. This life is all we may have, and the rest may remain uncertain till the time die and find it out ourselves. But then again, this is the only life experience we are sure of. But no amount of certainly will compensate for the thought of the Uncertain. The finite will always fail the grasp the infinite. Blah blah blah. Hahaha.

One can't bear with the thought of being forgotten. One wants to leave a legacy that will outlive even the people who are still living. And here's the dilemma... Without that, no progress whatsoever will be made. Geez, I am all mixed up now. Hahahaha


message 34: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments I don't necessarily believe in an afterlife but I think as a society we need to have a notion of an afterlife. I think it's less about religion and more about being human. Believing in an afterlife is one of the few things that separate us from the animal kingdom. We bury our dead. I remember how they kept reiterating that in our history class, how that is one of the criteria for civilization. We bury our dead

If this life is all we truly, imagine what that thought would do to our society. There's no point in helping others, we'd all believing for ourselves be life is the most precious thing in the world. We would need to do anything to preserve it. Kill our children when they've become a burden. Kill our neighbor so we can get their land. Maybe even eat our friends when the going gets rough. Heroism would be hogwash because who in right mind would save a total stranger so they would die? The meaning of life would be reduced to life because it is the end all to everything, and we would be reduced to the laws of the jungle where hippopotamuses practice infanticide, lions kill their brothers, and crocodiles prey on their neighbors. We live in a finite world which we have to share whether we like it or not, and in some ways believing that there's more to life out there than just physical existence helps us live a little more harmoniously than the lions and gazelles.

Personally, I don't know if there is a heaven, or if i even believe in one. But i do think there's something out there beyond our physical bodies. I've seen a lot of people die -- slowly or swiftly -- before my eyes, that it's hard to wrap one's head on how someone could be breathing one moment and gone the next. If life is so precious how could one shift so softly from the living to the realm of the dead? Even dogs howl at the time of their death. Surely, we cannot end with a period


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