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CosmicAlfonzo
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3/1/2011 7:36:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'll tell you in a minute

*picks up pistol, and walks away*
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Atheism
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3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.
I miss the old members.
jmar8542
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3/1/2011 7:42:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM, Atheism wrote:
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.

I very much like the latter.
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
InsertNameHere
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3/1/2011 7:50:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It depends on your perspective. A christian who believes they're going to heaven would probably be inclined to say death while an atheist who just believes they'll cease to exist would probably say life.
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3/1/2011 7:50:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM, Atheism wrote:
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.

And this too.
jmar8542
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3/1/2011 7:51:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:50:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
It depends on your perspective. A christian who believes they're going to heaven would probably be inclined to say death while an atheist who just believes they'll cease to exist would probably say life.

But if life is suffering, and death is the ceasing of suffering, why not pick death?
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
annhasle
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3/1/2011 7:51:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:51:12 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:50:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
It depends on your perspective. A christian who believes they're going to heaven would probably be inclined to say death while an atheist who just believes they'll cease to exist would probably say life.

But if life is suffering, and death is the ceasing of suffering, why not pick death?

Because most have something to live for.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
jmar8542
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3/1/2011 7:52:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:51:56 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:51:12 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:50:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
It depends on your perspective. A christian who believes they're going to heaven would probably be inclined to say death while an atheist who just believes they'll cease to exist would probably say life.

But if life is suffering, and death is the ceasing of suffering, why not pick death?

Because most have something to live for.

What if there is nothing to live for?
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
annhasle
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3/1/2011 7:55:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:52:53 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:51:56 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:51:12 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:50:18 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
It depends on your perspective. A christian who believes they're going to heaven would probably be inclined to say death while an atheist who just believes they'll cease to exist would probably say life.

But if life is suffering, and death is the ceasing of suffering, why not pick death?

Because most have something to live for.

What if there is nothing to live for?

Until you are close to dying or really analyze what living is, its hard to realize what you are living for. But once someone places a time limit on ya -- you'll figure out if living is the better option or not. If it isn't, then feel free to die.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
CosmicAlfonzo
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3/1/2011 7:55:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:42:25 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM, Atheism wrote:
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.

I very much like the latter.

This is nonsense. You can have peace in life, you just need to get your head in the right place.

Learn to accept the dissonance as beautiful.
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Volkov
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3/1/2011 7:56:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:52:04 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Neither terms have any real meaning.

I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you had to make the choice, Freedo. :D
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3/1/2011 7:58:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:55:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:42:25 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM, Atheism wrote:
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.

I very much like the latter.


This is nonsense. You can have peace in life, you just need to get your head in the right place.

Learn to accept the dissonance as beautiful.

And just how do you get your head in the right place...?
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
annhasle
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3/1/2011 8:00:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:58:57 PM, nonentity wrote:
Death isn't really an option... lol

Death is always an option. Not many people decide to choose it though. I spend my days convincing people not too. >_<
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
CosmicAlfonzo
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3/1/2011 8:02:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:58:53 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:55:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:42:25 PM, jmar8542 wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:37:07 PM, Atheism wrote:
Depends on your outlook.
If you like taking risks, then life.
If you dislike change, and want everlasting peace, then choose death.

I very much like the latter.


This is nonsense. You can have peace in life, you just need to get your head in the right place.

Learn to accept the dissonance as beautiful.

And just how do you get your head in the right place...?

Break down your mental processes, anyone can cure their own mental illnesses.. And when you do, you will appear mentally ill to those who are truly mentally ill..

But you will be free, and know the truth.

Hark a hither, the call of the cornbread.
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GeoLaureate8
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3/1/2011 8:03:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Life:
Stress
Sorrow
Despair
Agony
Pain
Discomfort
Boredom
Fear
Suffering

Death:
None of the above

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nonentity
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3/1/2011 8:04:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:00:41 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:58:57 PM, nonentity wrote:
Death isn't really an option... lol

Death is always an option. Not many people decide to choose it though. I spend my days convincing people not too. >_<

I meant in the sense that it'll be the last thing you ever do... so you'll never see the future effects of your choice lol

Life if a choice, for sure, yeah. I spend my days convincing myself :p
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3/1/2011 8:05:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:03:36 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Life:
Stress
Sorrow
Despair
Agony
Pain
Discomfort
Boredom
Fear
Suffering

Death:
None of the above




.

My thoughts exactly.
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
CosmicAlfonzo
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3/1/2011 8:06:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Death is like silence.

I prefer the noise that life brings. Is there any music as dissonant, ugly, and violent as the human mind? It is a sound that can be made beautiful if accepted for what it is.. Music. It is complex, yet at it's core, it is simple.
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3/1/2011 8:07:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:03:36 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Life:
Achievement
Love
Hope
Happiness
Pleasure
Comfort
Entertainment
Contentment
Acceptance

Death:
None of the above




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FREEDO
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3/1/2011 8:08:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 7:56:41 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 3/1/2011 7:52:04 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Neither terms have any real meaning.

I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you had to make the choice, Freedo. :D

What choice? To kill myself? I die every waking moment and am perpetually reborn into the present. What you see as death is meaningless to me.
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3/1/2011 8:08:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:02:53 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:

Break down your mental processes, anyone can cure their own mental illnesses.. And when you do, you will appear mentally ill to those who are truly mentally ill..

But you will be free, and know the truth.

Hark a hither, the call of the cornbread.

?
jmar8542
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3/1/2011 8:10:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:06:48 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Death is like silence.

I prefer the noise that life brings. Is there any music as dissonant, ugly, and violent as the human mind? It is a sound that can be made beautiful if accepted for what it is.. Music. It is complex, yet at it's core, it is simple.

I prefer silence, peace, and nothingness.
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree, you can fvck off." - Richard Dawkins
CosmicAlfonzo
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3/1/2011 8:12:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/1/2011 8:08:37 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 3/1/2011 8:02:53 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:

Break down your mental processes, anyone can cure their own mental illnesses.. And when you do, you will appear mentally ill to those who are truly mentally ill..

But you will be free, and know the truth.

Hark a hither, the call of the cornbread.

?

Mental illness is caused by a desire the when unfulfilled, causes inner turmoil. This want can be anything, it doesn't have to be material, it could be spiritual, emotional, mental, or anything.

How do you cure the problem of eliminating this strong desire?

It has to do with a clown juggling chainsaws on a unicycle.
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