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What do you think happens when we die?

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Frosty6611 Sun 05-Aug-18 12:28:54

Just had this discussion with my DP and mum and we all had a completely different answers.

I believe in reincarnation.

My DP is an atheist and believes nothing happens.

My mum believes in heaven/hell.

flumpybear Sun 05-Aug-18 12:33:24

I used to think nothing, it my gran died and there was a thurderstorm on her funeral day and lightening hit our house and did almost no damage. My mum always said it was her saying goodbye and she'd make a thunderstorm when she died. 30 years later she died, that day there was a supercell thunderstorm across the uk ... I was shocked 😯 I think there's more to death than meets the eye

NoFuckingRoomOnMyBroom Sun 05-Aug-18 12:35:53

Nothing, you're dead.
You get one shot at life so make it count.

GreatDuckCookery Sun 05-Aug-18 12:37:53

Nobody knows. We can all have a thought about what happens but until we're dead it's just guess work.

TheFaerieQueene Sun 05-Aug-18 12:38:53

Nothing. It is just how it was before you were born.

HermioneWeasley Sun 05-Aug-18 12:39:24


I don’t believe in souls or afterlife.

wafflyversatile Sun 05-Aug-18 12:40:22


cardibach Sun 05-Aug-18 12:41:44

I’m with Stephen Hawking.

TerfsUp Sun 05-Aug-18 12:43:57

Nothing. Your body rots.

echt Sun 05-Aug-18 12:47:06


The afterlife is our way of trying to get a bit more/better, that this is not all there is.

SmileSweetly Sun 05-Aug-18 12:47:41

Nothing. We no longer exist, just like before we were born.

Trinny80 Sun 05-Aug-18 12:49:52

I believe in the spirit world. Had to many messages that no one else would ever know from loved ones that have passed over

araiwa Sun 05-Aug-18 12:49:57

Game over

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 05-Aug-18 12:50:19

I definitely think there is something. Although what that something is who honestly knows.
I was watching a documentary which stated that the conscious survives bodily death. In fact one women who had clinically died and was brought back through resuscitation was able to say exactly what was said in the room.
Apparently energy and memories can not be destroyed.
There fore if energy cannot be destroyed could it be possible that these memories make their way into the mind/brain of a developing embryo and the fetus. Could this explain reincarnation.
There has been proven cases of Reincarnation. Look at the case of Jennie
Cockell (I think her name is). She was the reincarnation or picked up energy from a women in Ireland named Mary Sutton.
She knew things that she couldn't possibly have known. She actually met up with her children from a previous life.
There is a film about it called Yesterdays children. It's definitely worth watching

Great thread, btw.

GreatDuckCookery Sun 05-Aug-18 13:01:20

My logic brain says nothing happens. We just leave our physical body and that's it.
But the fact that we don't know sometimes plays with my mind a bit.

AviatorShades Sun 05-Aug-18 13:22:35

Who knows?
Who actually knows for a fact?

Frosty6611 Sun 05-Aug-18 14:22:03

@babyspider that sounds interesting, i’ll def check it out

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 05-Aug-18 14:26:04


formerbabe Sun 05-Aug-18 14:27:19

Nothing. You know what it was like before you were born? It's like that ...I think

Johnnycomelately1 Sun 05-Aug-18 14:30:11

I think you just die and that’s it. It’s slightly terrifying tbh.

Babdoc Sun 05-Aug-18 14:33:24

As a Christian, I believe I will be reunited, in the loving presence of God, with my much missed DH who predeceased me. Christ gave us his promise that he went to prepare a place for us - that “where he is in glory, so shall his servant be”, as the lovely old hymn has it.
The bible also tells us that “God shall wipe away all tears, and there shall be no more sorrow, neither death nor dying”.
Incidentally, to the PP who claimed a patient came back from being “clinically dead” - er, no. They may have been resuscitated from a cardiac arrest, but that is not death!
Nobody comes back from being brain dead. Unless we count the miracles in the New Testament, of Lazarus, Jairus’ daughter, and Jesus himself, which were performed by God - we mere human doctors can’t actually raise the dead!

LoafEater Sun 05-Aug-18 14:48:54

Loads will happen after you die, but it will be nothing to do with you as you will be dead!

We are the same as the leaves on the trees and the birds in the sky - organic matter that’s dies and then rots. Just because we are the most intelligent creatures on earth does not make us any different - we are organic matter.

LuckyLuckyWoman Sun 05-Aug-18 14:53:44

. The End.

gizmocat1 Sun 05-Aug-18 14:54:38

Nobody knows for certain but personally I like to think there is a heaven and all your loved ones are hanging out and waiting for you when you die. When you die your soul goes to heaven and your body goes to the ground. I’d hate to think it’s totally the end. It brings me comfort to think I’ll be reunited with those I’ve lost but everyone’s entitled to believe whatever they wish but it works for me 👍

junebirthdaygirl Sun 05-Aug-18 14:54:40

Funny how everyone is so sure their opinion is right. You can be no more sure that there is nothing than you can that there is something. I personally believe that there is a heaven so that is a big comfort to me. Obviously l can't be sure but neither can anyone who thinks there is nothing. As l will be dead when it happens l won't care but living with hope every day while l am alive is great. And when my dps passed away it did help.

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