I see a fair amount of repudiation of post-life life as I surf, although I must admit the digestive tract analogy was refreshingly new to me.
I also have a favourite response to the question.
Theist:- “what happens after you die?”
Me: “Either we are totally extinguished, OR we all go to heaven because God is loving and forgiving so obviously he forgives everyone for whatever they’ve done, and we all float up to happiness. Oh yeah, and there’s no hell because there’s no need for one since everyone gets forgiven. “
Can you believe this response gets theists so riled up? You’d think they would want joy for everyone …but apparently not.
It’s hilarious to hear a theist try to refute the loving and forgiving nature of their god – it’s like a gridlock in their thought processes and their eyes go a bit wild.
I have a little gem for you from a Quorean (Jon Jermy) responding to a question on how atheists feel about whether their consciousness continues after their death.
My ‘consciousness’ is not an object, or a type of person. It’s a process — specifically the combination of certain physical processes going on in my brain and the rest of my body. When these stop, my consciousness will cease, like a fire going out when it runs out of wood to burn, or a car engine stopping because the ignition is turned off.
It makes no more sense to talk about your consciousness ‘going’ somewhere after you die than it does to talk about your digestion going somewhere, and continuing to turn mystic invisible food into mystic invisible excreta while it waits patiently to occupy a new gastrointestinal tract.”
I watched some exorcism flick and the priest screamed blessings at the jets of water he was pumping from a kids water cannon – which seemed to do the trick. I think more priests should adopt this delivery method.
“ In fact, of the 140 million babies born last year, at least 280,000 did not fit into a clear penis versus labia model Wow…that is about 1 in 500. That is higher than I had though. Maybe I will actually “read the article”. 😉
Simon, did you actually read the article before you posted about it?
“ In fact, of the 140 million babies born last year, at least 280,000 did not fit into a clear penis versus labia model of sex determination. Genitals, hormone levels, and chromosomes are not reliable determinants of sex. There are, for example, people with XY chromosomes who have female characteristics, people with ambiguous genitalia, and women with testosterone levels outside the typical “female” range.”
Maybe you missed this paragraph in your enthusiasm to have an opinion 🙂