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libertygrl
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Posted 02/04/12 - 6:00 PM:
Subject: Creating our own heaven
One of the things my dad (who was an atheist) told me before he died was that he believed that when we die, our next life is created out of the projection and expectations we had in the previous life. Although I was somewhat surprised to hear that he believe this, it's not really an uncommon belief. It's one that I've been noticing lately in some of my favorite films, for example (SPOILER ALERT) Inception, What Dreams May Come, Pan's Labyrinth, and Source Code. of course, some may argue that dom didn't really die at the end of inception, but in any case it is one possible interpretation.

How plausible is the idea, in your view? It doesn't really require a belief in any kind of god, it doesn't even suggest an eternal soul, necessarily. Of course, it's a matter a pure speculation, but some ideas do make sense to us more so than others. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Posted 02/05/12 - 11:55 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
One of the things my dad (who was an atheist) told me before he died was that he believed that when we die, our next life is created out of the projection and expectations we had in the previous life. Although I was somewhat surprised to hear that he believe this, it's not really an uncommon belief. It's one that I've been noticing lately in some of my favorite films, for example (SPOILER ALERT) Inception, What Dreams May Come, Pan's Labyrinth, and Source Code. of course, some may argue that dom didn't really die at the end of inception, but in any case it is one possible interpretation.

How plausible is the idea, in your view? It doesn't really require a belief in any kind of god, it doesn't even suggest an eternal soul, necessarily. Of course, it's a matter a pure speculation, but some ideas do make sense to us more so than others. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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I would love to watch 'What Dreams May Come', having already watched others recommended here.

I think, the world we live in is pretty much the projection of our self. Our world at any given moment is decided by the thoughts we have. This seems to be a stranger idea than it really is and I have discussed in a handful of threads along these lines.

The idea that an after life will be a projection of this very mind you have, right now, seems very coherent with the idea mentioned above.



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