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Devon Gisbert

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What happens after we die?

People will often wonder, well what happens after we die? Everyone has asked this question at least once in their life it would be foolish to deny that. And it's funny because, well I mean it's pretty self explanatory we die, there's a big funeral (most of the time) people come and mourn over your body then they dig a hole and put you in it. We have SEEN what happens to people when they die and we can go to the nearest grave yard and have a whole post death stake-out.
But if that's the case then why is it that we ask that question? Why is it that seeing what happens after we die isn't enough for us? We know what happens after we die, yet when the philosopher, the teacher, the artist, the scientist, and the homeless man the lays there head down at night they wonder. Is this all there is, is this all I'm good for, just this life and then I vanish?

Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says "He has made everything beautiful in it's time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."


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    Jun 26 2012: Yes, this is all there is. Yes, this is all you're good for. No, you don't vanish. You decompose (assuming you're not cremated). Now, if you are referring to your conscious self when you say "I", then the answer would be yes. You vanish. All the you-ness that makes you uniquely you disappears. That could be depressing from one angle but it could also be inspiring! You have right now. Every single day to make an impression on your world that will not vanish. An impression that in fact does have a purpose and that goes on for years and years beyond your mortal life. If your life's work is focused around that and you're successful in making that impact, you won't have to lay your head down and guess about what happens to your body. Carpe diem!

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