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Q: 2017/18 Carabao Cup Spurs (a)
a. It's Wembley we have a decent record on the hallowed turf a& all we need is another Maiga, win
17%
  
b. There's no draws in this comp so what chance do we have, lose
25%
  
c. Forget the game, we'll always be a laughing stock while those idiots in the Boardroom still own the Club, SELL SELL SELL
46%
  
d. How great is this another game live on the box, so it's back down the Pub full kit on and roaring the boys onto another win, cut me and I bleed claret & blue
13%
  



Big Tel 12:09 Thu May 5
are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
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Chi-townHammer 2:30 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Larkin sums it up for me:

Aubade

I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
In time the curtain-edges will grow light.
Till then I see what's really always there:
Unresting death, a whole day nearer now,
Making all thought impossible but how
And where and when I shall myself die.
Arid interrogation: yet the dread
Of dying, and being dead,
Flashes afresh to hold and horrify.
The mind blanks at the glare. Not in remorse
- The good not done, the love not given, time
Torn off unused - nor wretchedly because
An only life can take so long to climb
Clear of its wrong beginnings, and may never;
But at the total emptiness for ever,
The sure extinction that we travel to
And shall be lost in always. Not to be here,
Not to be anywhere,
And soon; nothing more terrible, nothing more true.

This is a special way of being afraid
No trick dispels. Religion used to try,
That vast, moth-eaten musical brocade
Created to pretend we never die,
And specious stuff that says No rational being
Can fear a thing it will not feel, not seeing
That this is what we fear - no sight, no sound,
No touch or taste or smell, nothing to think with,
Nothing to love or link with,
The anasthetic from which none come round.

And so it stays just on the edge of vision,
A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill
That slows each impulse down to indecision.
Most things may never happen: this one will,
And realisation of it rages out
In furnace-fear when we are caught without
People or drink. Courage is no good:
It means not scaring others. Being brave
Lets no one off the grave.
Death is no different whined at than withstood.

Slowly light strengthens, and the room takes shape.
It stands plain as a wardrobe, what we know,
Have always known, know that we can't escape,
Yet can't accept. One side will have to go.
Meanwhile telephones crouch, getting ready to ring
In locked-up offices, and all the uncaring
Intricate rented world begins to rouse.
The sky is white as clay, with no sun.
Work has to be done.
Postmen like doctors go from house to house.

Ronald_antly 10:34 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
BOOOO!!!!

shim 1:38 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I find even opening this thread a but unnerving..

normannomates 1:13 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Ron 7.56

No certainty..Absolutely.
When we lose someone close..Strange things can occur in how one feels towards Death and all it entails.
I have an open mind.

But if heaven does exist...I hope its tailor made...or I will be bored senseless.

gph 12:24 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Just because the theory has a projection, (between the space we inhabit and one where the laws of physics are simpler) it doesn't mean there's a simulation, let alone someone running it.

You've taken an analogy too literally

stomper 12:16 Mon May 9
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Ronald_antly 7:56 Sat May 7

Havent you heard? Its the mice.

The Cult Of Bob 11:31 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I find the idea of dying quite rubbish and I'm doing everything in my meagre power to avoid it.

1985 11:23 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
John 11:26
..and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

Matthew10:33
But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

normannomates 11:21 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Stomper
Absolutely true my friend.

Geoffrey Pike 11:18 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Not afraid. Don't fear The Reaper.

BubblesCyprus 5:26 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Guess the older you get the more concerned but not afraid

stomper 6:02 Sun May 8
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I suspect that it is easier to die than to watch someone you love die.

cholo 8:34 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Ron



Having said that, the fact that we can't be certain doesn't mean we have to entertain obvious nonsense

Marston Hammer 8:24 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Where do all the dead insects go? There are millions of billions in the world now and they go back hundreds of millions of years. Or is just humans that have an afterlife?

Ronald_antly 7:56 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I heard a while ago that some scientists believe that we may actually be living in some sort of holographic simulation.
I find that hard to buy into For starters, who is running this simulation, and why? Not to mention, HOW??

However, it wouldn't need extraordinary evidence. Just a standard level of evidence, like anything else.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that the apparent CERTAINTY that anyone one either side of the argument might express is unfounded.

That is all I have to say on this matter.

Good day.

cholo 7:48 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Ron


For all we know we could be living in a computer generated simulation.

But then, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Darby_ 7:42 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I'm not certain and I doubt anyone could be, but I haven't seen any convincing evidence of it. It's more likely that people who see angels or a white light as they're dying are actually just dreaming it.

Besides lack of evidence, the other problem with the idea of an afterlife is that it very much feels like wishful thinking.

Ronald_antly 7:39 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Two points on that.

Firstly, if there is another world/dimension then it may well be that it is not governed by the same laws that scientists use to make determinations. Therefore 'scientific evidence' may not be applicable.

Secondly, you can make assumptions based on probability, for sure, but many people make DEFINITIVE statements as rock solid FACT.
They have no grounds to do so.

cholo 7:33 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
No one knows for certain, that's why sensible people weigh up probability based on scientific evidence.

Ronald_antly 7:27 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
I find it rather interesting that some people have such certitude that there is NOTHING beyond this mortal coil.

I have heard sufficient accounts, plus some small amount of personal experience, to be open to there being another dimension into which our persona might pass when our body expires.

Either way, I don't know for sure, and neither does anyone else, no matter how strong their BELIEF is.

chim chim cha boo 2:45 Sat May 7
Re: are you afraid of dying / the afterlife?
Dudley Moore 1:10 Fri May 6

...and I'll say to you again, literally millions of living things die every day and besides a few dodgy double-exposed photos there is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE EXISTING IN THE WORLD that anything has ever come back from beyond the grave.

Surely people making the case for magical superstition have to have the onus of evidence that it exists, not the other way around?

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