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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pringle, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Time to get metaphysical here. And just a bit morbid.

    Is there one?

    (Inspired by all the RIP threads, along with the one about someone's dog/cat dying. Can't remember what animal it was).
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Heaven's just a sin away oh oh just a sin away
    I can't wait another day I think I'm giving in
    How I long to hold you tight oh oh be with you tonight
    That still don't make it right cause I belong to him

    Oh way down deep inside I know that it's all wrong
    Your eyes keep tempting but I never was that strong
    Devil's got me now oh oh gone and got me now
    I can't find him anyhow I'm think he's gonna win
    Heaven's just a sin away oh oh just a sin away
    Heaven help me when I say I think I'm giving in
    [ fiddle ]
    Oh way down deep inside...
    Think I'm giving in think I'm giving in
  3. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Seems to be:

    I hope there is, but I don't think I believe in it at least not in any traditional sense. I tend to think of it as something created to A. make people behave better. Act good you go to happy place. Act bad you go place with much fire. B. Something that makes death less scary for the dying and more dealwithable for the living.

    But yet when I'm driving around by myself I talk out loud to a friend of mine who died and I kind of believe she can some how hear me...

    I'm sure that doesn't help.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    Worm food.
  5. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    I hope there is, too. But I doubt it. If there is, I don't think it's anything we can comprehend. Too much science now that ties our consciousness to chemical and electrical activities in the brain. The brain and mind aren't really separate, which was the previous basis for reasonable previous beliefs in the possibility of an afterlife (credit to a recent issue of the Economist for my rudimentary knowledge of neurology. Great package).

    Anyway ... on the other hand, I sure don't feel like just a bunch of electricity firing through the right mixture of chemicals. Sometimes it feels like there has to be more to it than this, but what if there isn't? What if this is all just dumb fucking luck?

    The most depressing part of the idea of no afterlife? Not getting to see how this all ends.
  6. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    That song takes on deeper meaning when you realize it was sung by a father/daughter duo. Ewwwwww.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I have trouble getting through the following statements:

    "Please say a prayer for my (mom/sister/aunt/grandmother)."

    "Well, she's in a better place now."

    If she's in a better place, why were we praying to keep her on this mudball called Earth?

    Or were we supposed to pray for something else?

    I realize it's all human defense mechanisms and rationalizations, but it still bugs we that we try to have it both ways.
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    What he said.
  9. The song is less creepy if you picture Kelly Willis singing it instead of The Kendalls.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I bet Saddam hopes so.
  11. da el g

    da el g Member

    Absolutely, positively YES
  12. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    We'll all find out pretty fucking soon.
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