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Worse and best kind of afterlife

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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Which is the worse kind of afterlife for you?

Which is the best kind of afterlife for you?

For me it would be this

Worse-you are trapped in darkness forever. There's no sound, no light, no nothing. But you can feel as you are trapped there without actually feeling. It's like a prison of darkness for you.

Best-Technological heaven.
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tdroid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Not sure what would be the worst, but probably the one that brings me eternal boredom.

As for the best, I am not sure there ether. Of the ones that have been invented in the past I'd go with Valhall, that sounds fun. Other than that, I'd say the one that allows me to express creativity and be the most entertained would be the best.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Any and all afterlifes seem terrifying to me.
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
if there were these things. which there isn't, but I can entertain a thought without excepting it :)

the best kind? certainly one were I'd get to go back to a start screen, select "new game" or review past games (lives) and view all the achievements I got from them (like skydiving and black hole event horizon surfing) and when I select "new game" I'd be able to customize my body, when I am born (but I couldn't choose previous bodies or bodies friends once inhabited) and where I am born. I'd get to talk to all the beings of that "real" universe that apparently never die and created the simulation just to not be bored.

so an afterlife of endless simulated lives. in buddhism that's what you're NOT trying to achieve haha, so I'd be a shitty Buddhist.

the worst kind? say if I was in said universe, but I was really bad at the simulation, I'd be sent to the start screen and only be able to choose say, a character that was most definitely going to die of leprosy, or an artist that went blind before he could make money off of his art and became homeless and died of starvation.

in that one, I'd be looking to achieve Nirvana, and get out of the universe altogether and end my suffering. in that one I'd be a really awesome Buddhist lol
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inezuu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Worst: Reincarnation with no recollection of who or what you once were, and you have to start everything from scratch. Makes it useless to work for things now, if you have to work for the same things later.
Best: Being able to build upon what I know now, pretty much just an extension of my current life.
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NecroRaevyn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
I like the Greek mythology one, Hypnos (god of sleep) makes you sleep, and Thanatos (god of death) plays a flute, you follow him into the Greek Underworld.
I don't like the Christian death. It's like, 'Believe in my puny religion or rot in hell forever'. Not very nice.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Reincarnation with all experience would be nice... But there probably is no afterlife, so why bother.
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hsherran Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Best afterlife: No afterlife.

Worst afterlife: The prospect of any kind of afterlife does nothing but demeans the only life we'll ever have.
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DragonsNapalm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Worst: Christian afterlife. Eternal pain and suffering for finite transgressions.

Best: Don't know... methinks the Zoroastrian afterlife. From what I remember reading, it's just like life here on Earth, but without the crippling pains that drive people to depression and lifelong unhappiness that we have. That, and since the government is run by Ahura Mazda (i.e. God), who seems like a pretty cool/wise dude, things work out pretty well.
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Artist
"Which is the worse kind of afterlife for you?

Which is the best kind of afterlife for you?

For me it would be this

Worse-you are trapped in darkness forever. There's no sound, no light, no nothing. But you can feel as you are trapped there without actually feeling. It's like a prison of darkness for you.

Best-Technological heaven."
~ReptillianSP2011 in Worse and best kind of afterlife
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Everybody who makes this case forgets one important factor...

You need a body to feel things.

Like the passage of time, if you don't have any cognisance of time then any amount of time vanishes in an apparent blink, even eternities. Take sleep for example... It is your eyes shut for 8 HOURS!

Your mind turns off your time perceptibility, you simply don't remember sleeping, imagine how boring and what a nightmare sleep would be if you remembered every minute of it, remember, you actually get paralysed in your sleep by the mechanisms used to keep you alive during sleep and your eyes move so fast that if you were aware of thier movement it would make you physically sick, so after a couple of hours of sitting and doing nothing but snickering your eyes and maybe snoring you would be pretty disheartened to the idea of ever sleeping again... but no, sleep doesn't work like that and dumb-asses like you think that death is like "rest" but forget that perception of time is not an option when you are resting.
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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Of course you need a body to feel things and of course death in the no more life scenario is nothing like sleep. The most likely scenario is that one does not perceive anything at all. There's other scenario like cyclical existence, but you still won't know you were here if it true. I think you're forgetting that there is time perception in sleep as in you dream and there's different time perceptions. Even in anesthesia (I been through surgery recently), there is still time perception (at least for me). That sleep period lasted 2 seconds. All in all, death is really about not knowing what happened during your life time no matter how you spin the scenario of existence whether it's cyclical or it isn't.
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