Undertoad Wednesday Jun 11 10:49 AM
6/11/2003: Tombstone art
Bitmap Wednesday Jun 11 04:23 PM
dude i'm gonna do that type of thing for my tomb stone! only it will be sculpture of me tying to claw my way up out of the ground, or drowning in the earth. Some thing like this sculpture in East Potomac Park (Wash DC) its called <a href="http://www.skatedc.org/resources/skatespots/eastpotomac.html">Awakening</a>
paranoid Wednesday Jun 11 04:33 PM
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jun 11 04:40 PM
I'm gonna live forever.
Torrere Wednesday Jun 11 05:15 PM
I love that poem -- at least these two lines:
Bitmap Wednesday Jun 11 06:34 PM
Paranoid, Your familiarity with me must be miss placed?
Leah Wednesday Jun 11 06:41 PM
I'm with Bruce, I'm gonna live forever.
Bitmap Wednesday Jun 11 06:42 PM
Yes Bruce, I've seen the future and you will live for ever.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jun 11 07:44 PM
And so will our children.:p
Torrere Wednesday Jun 11 08:21 PM
Leah and Bruce are going to be living forever? What a cute couple!
e unibus plurum Thursday Jun 12 01:21 PM
kisrael Thursday Jun 12 03:54 PM
<a href="http://kisrael.com/mortal/">Dealing With Mortality: A Skeptic's Guide</a>
And I hate to say it, but I think people who expect to live forever via technology are extremely over optimistic. Not only do we have a host of things to learn about the aging process of the body, but we'd have to solve EVERY other humanity killing problem out there, from supervolcanoes to new superviruses to the magnetic field flipping; even if we get through all of that, there's still the heatdeath of the universe...suddenly, EVERY longterm problem humanity faces becomes YOUR problem.
quzah Friday Jun 13 03:04 AM
1) You anticipate eternal life, and then say "too bad it will happen without you". What the hell? So please set me straight on this: You do believe in eternal life, but for who? Only people who believe in it? What about those who don't? Do they get whatever they believe? Or, as you likely believe, you think they'll end up with endless torment because they just happen to not believe what you do. Right?
First off, if that were the case, that still would be considered living. Just because it's isn't flowers and sunshine doesn't mean they wouldn't be "living".
Second, there is no "eternal life". Life as you know it is when your body has a pulse, has brain functionality, and has breath. When that stops, your "life" is no more.
In which case, unless you have some miracle technology, you will die. End of story. There will be no "without you".
Yeah yeah, your soul "lives on". Which brings me back to the "first off" pharagraph.
2) "Why any person living in 21st century would think of his death with anticipation is beyond me..."
What are you kidding me? Everyone has such a wonderful life that they're happy to be living right? Ok, how about the cancer patients who are wracked with pain so bad they can hardly think, let alone "live". So they shouldn't anticipate dying? You're saying that under no condition, you can't envision anyone whose life is so bad they'd be begging to die? Get real.
I can easily picture the scenario where pain is so bad all you can think about is dying.
On a side note, hell to me would be an entirely senseless void with absolutely nothing whatsoever around. No sound, smell, taste, touch, sight. Nothing. Endless nothing with your being concious of it all. All being nothing, with no ending.
All that aside, I'm undecided on what happens when you die, other than the fact that I'm not anticipating it. I don't want a nice little heaven where everything is happy and praising of a deity. Since apparently I must die at some point in time, I want to die and start again, over and over. I like living, and it's a damn shame life is so short.