Wednesday, October 19, 2005

What happens when we die?

I was talking to someone in ICQ ... OK, it was one of my many blog stalkers who never post in here — yes, you grainne! (first blog mention! woo-hoo for yoo-hoo!). Anyway, we were discussing the zombie movies and religion (both raised Catholic), which naturally turned into a discussion about the afterlife.

What happens to us when we die? Is there a heaven? A hell? Reincarnation? Nothing?

Now Catholics are raised that there is a heaven, which is both easy and hard to get into, depending. The evil go to hell. Those not-quite-ready-for-heaven-primetime players go to purgatory, which can eventually — depending on how long you need to rectify things with God — lead you to heaven. There are bazillions of angels, including cherubim and seraphim, and saints galore.

Or is heaven the whole floating on clouds thing? Wings and harps? Do all dogs go to heaven, or is it just for people?

Do you get to live another life? Come back as a dung beetle if you were a fuckhead? Or a chicken headed for a KFC restaurant if you were a zealous PETA protester? Perhaps you come back as a tampon if you always treated women poorly. OK, not a tampon, but a cotton plant that gets turned into a tampon? Or whatever the hell they are made out of.

Or is this all we have? You live, you die, that's it. Conciousness and then no consciousness?

Or do you think we have choices? Linger around as a ghost or phantom? Choose to be reborn or go onto a higher plane of existence, or even heaven?

I really like the movie "Defending Your Life," starring Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep — two people die and have to go in front of a panel of judges to go over their life decisions and, basically, defend their lives. Restaurants are all you can eat — "You want pie? I'mma bring you pie!" and no weight gain. What the movie presents would be a good afterlife scenario.

What about you? What's gonna happen to you after you die? You know, besides the worms and bugs eating the flesh from your body?

Oh, by the way ... TWO new erotica stories (well, new for you, old for me and a few others) are up at:


Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Guam has a high rate of diabetes. It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2000, and was one of the Top 10 killers from 1985-2000.

17 comments:

gigi said...

You know what always pissed my off about the Catholic's (I'm in recovery) and heaven? As long as you confess your sins before kicking the bucket you get in to heaven which means some fuck-hole can ask for forgiveness for raping a 5 year old and get in to heaven. WTF
I believe in reincarnation because there is so much in this world I won't get to experience in this life time and it's nice to know that I'll get a second chance. Only not as a dung beetle or a tampon.

sassinak said...

i hope there's more than this or after this... but i'm trying to live my life as if there isn't.

DZER said...

gigi: good answer ... and I'm sure you'll come back as something sexy and hot ... ;)

sass: I like that answer too ... and if there is an afterlife, I'll save you a seat, OK?

gigi said...

Again? What a burden. ;)

murphy said...

wtf is the difference between a phantom and a ghost?

'former' all-star altar boy, mom taught CCD catholic here - so after being bombed with catholicism I like east asian religion now - positive chi, good kharma, reincarnation? no/yes.. but I think a soul lives on through many lives, you can tell someone has an old or new soul just from the way they carry themselves and present... oh the hell with this I'll blog it.. jeezus could take up your whole comment section.

Gigi - nice tits

gigi said...

Murphy-about fucking time!

DZER said...

gigi: you poor thing *ravish*

murphy: aww ... I'm an inspriation! May your chi flow unobstructed by the inflamed prostate of life ...

gigi said...

Ouch-that doesn't sound to pleasant. The Chi thing. The ravishing sounds fun.

DZER said...

If you've got the time, I've got the ravishment ;)

murphy said...

wtf is this 'about time' crap?

sit there, shutup and look cute Gigi.. jeezus.. needy chicks . swear i'm surrounded by em.

gigi said...

Murphy-You enjoy being a prick, don't you? Do you ever get laid?

sassinak said...

gigi: i haven't got laid in well over two years and i'm still nice. wtf is his excuse?

gigi said...

sassi-It's been so long I think I'm re-virginized!
Anyhow he sure is cranky.
Maybe he's getting tired of yanking his own crank? I don't know.

DZER said...

it's the mask he presents to the world to hide his creased dockers and tasseled loafers softie heart .... LOL

gigi said...

Oh no, not dockers!!!!!

sassinak said...

wow way to double burn the murph
if you scare him off commenting on my blog again i'll i'll... sulk!

and i'm sad my spark post isn't getting zillions of comments, it's so interesting people's perspectvies.

gigi: me too *sigh*

DZER said...

sass: It was and is a great post ... I'm hoping your traffic on it increases!