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User avatar #3 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
Hell no. Immortality is the most painful existence ever devised. Everyone you ever know will die, and you have to watch it happen.
User avatar #213 to #3 - kyrozor (07/24/2013) [-]
I'd take immortality still, why live one life when you could live a thousand.
#208 to #3 - John Cena (07/24/2013) [-]
but you can watch anime for eternity
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#182 to #3 - jasir (07/24/2013) [-]
I thought the opinion that immortality is curse. Then I read Sandman comic by Neil Gaiman, where there is this one immortal guy (don't wanna spoil), and saw a movie Man from Earth. Those two changed my outlook (especially the movie, I highly recommend it).
#174 to #3 - cyanidesandvich (07/24/2013) [-]
from out short existence that seems like a burden, However, if you were imortal you would soon learn the inevitability of life and death more so that most people in their lives, you would also take a wider aproach to life.

i for one would go around and learn, probably visit asia and learn countless different schools of martial arts, then languages.
basically become a font of human knowledge, if a civilization is lost you could be there to teach people of their language and customs.
in short, you are no longer just A person, you are the people.
User avatar #162 to #3 - animedudej (07/24/2013) [-]
i would totaly press the button... 1000 years is nothing if i am going to live for amount of years more
User avatar #140 to #3 - leto (07/24/2013) [-]
it was bound to happen sooner or latter, even if one isnt immortal
#96 to #3 - vaginalentry (07/24/2013) [-]
HAHAHAHA see you underistsmate how much i hate people...
#85 to #3 - John Cena (07/24/2013) [-]
not a single doctor who related reply...
User avatar #89 to #85 - threadz (07/24/2013) [-]
what do you think I based my answer off of
#81 to #3 - yomommabinshoppin (07/24/2013) [-]
Not if you know what to do
1. Become brilliant scientist
2. Work on developing computer capable of containing human consciousness.
3. Get your family and friends brains out of cryo freeze.
4. ????????
5. Everybody you have ever known is now immortal with you.
User avatar #90 to #81 - threadz (07/24/2013) [-]
That's a rather ****** up version of life. Besides, 1000 years on the moon probably comes first, so they will be dead anyway, and I can't just go around cyber-stasising everyone I like.
#67 to #3 - bellumfacio (07/24/2013) [-]
If you think about it long enough you realize that probably isn't the worst thing about immortality. It's the idea that what are you going to do after a trillion or so years? When you've experienced everything in reality and cannot die.

Yet, that is still a ******** of stuff to do so why worry; might as well enjoy it.
User avatar #91 to #67 - threadz (07/24/2013) [-]
I'd rather move on eventually. Otherwise after the universe dies out due to hydrogen depletion I would be stuck in a dark, frozen wasteland of a universe until time stops. Which probably takes a while.
User avatar #56 to #3 - brawlerboi (07/24/2013) [-]
But how are you going to watch them on the moon?
User avatar #58 to #56 - threadz (07/24/2013) [-]
I assume after I get to come back to Earth I will meet new people and they will eventually die.
#40 to #3 - warbob (07/23/2013) [-]
If you're immortal you'll get to see ... everything.You can aquire all knowledge , read/watch every story ever created , watch the stories of every single being.You'll be able to do , see , watch , read , listen , explore , feel anything you want.Even if you go numb from something , there is no way that to the end of eternity you won't re-discover it.
Sure there is pain.But I can't believe that having infinite free time is anything short of glorious.
User avatar #241 to #40 - xplosevdiarrhea (07/24/2013) [-]
Damn right! I want to see how it all goes.
User avatar #57 to #40 - outerfiend (07/24/2013) [-]
but it will never end and that is the real hell
User avatar #160 to #57 - ilovehitler (07/24/2013) [-]
That depends on your definition of immortality, which is different from invulnerability.
User avatar #195 to #160 - warbob (07/24/2013) [-]
technically immortality should mean you can not die.Which would mean that you 1) at the very least remain as a substantial (spirit) presence or 2) you can regenerate infinitively
User avatar #35 to #3 - neverborn (07/23/2013) [-]
this only occurs if you care about people/anything temporary.

still... www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOE_b4aYD0
User avatar #36 to #35 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
well I do care about people occasionally.
User avatar #51 to #36 - neverborn (07/24/2013) [-]
give it a couple of centuries
#25 to #3 - xgrandmoffx (07/23/2013) [-]
For me it all depends on whether or not I can be sure of the existence of an afterlife. If there is no afterlife, then I would press the button and life forever. But if there is one and I can be sure of it, then I would refuse the button and accept my mortality. One detail, one answer is all I need to make an informed decision.
User avatar #26 to #25 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
I forgot about that. If there is no afterlife, the yes. A painful existence is better than no existence
#5 to #3 - dashgamer (07/23/2013) [-]
Friends always fade with time, even when they're living, but an immortal being can carry their friends' good qualities with them in their heart and perpetuate them by breathing life from the past into the present.
User avatar #259 to #5 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
what if i want to see what the afterlife is like?
User avatar #260 to #259 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
There is no afterlife, I hate to break it to you.
User avatar #261 to #260 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
le atheism
User avatar #262 to #261 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
... I'm not atheist. Atheist is as firm a belief as the belief in a religion. I don't have a belief one way or the other in regards to a deity, but I know that there is no spirit and there is no consciousness when your brain ceases to function.
User avatar #263 to #262 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
that's atheism. the belief that there is no god or consiousness past death.
User avatar #264 to #263 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
"I don't have a belief one way or the other."
An afterlife or some metaphysical state of being in which one retains their individuality is not the same as believing or not believing in a god.
User avatar #265 to #264 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
...so you see a possibility in a deity but think there's no sense of consciousness after death?
User avatar #266 to #265 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
"I don't have a belief either way"
I don't give two ***** about a deity, I do not care.
And no, there is no afterlife. One of the things I hate most in this world is man's proclivity for superstition, and the idea of living in a discorporate state is one of the most idiotic, desperate, and superstitious beliefs of all. There is nothing to define yourself beyond yourself, you will be you and then be recycled back into the world as not-you.
User avatar #268 to #266 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
im not saying it out of spite or passive aggression or anything (i despise the latter in all forms), I'm just trying to identify you.
User avatar #267 to #266 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
...so you dotn care for the deity, don't believe in an afterlife, and openly criticize religion based on your own opinion of it. that's a mix of atheism the refusal of believing in afterlife and deity and/or not caring enough to acknowledge either, and anti-religionism, the forceful attempted debunking of it.
User avatar #269 to #267 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
.... What the **** do you think labeling me does?
Religion is ******* stupid: it's the perpetuation of accumulated superstition by parents passing on their idiocy. The idea of an afterlife is equally stupid for the same reasons. If there is a deity or if there isn't, I'm not qualified to say and my opinion has no effect on the reality of the universe. I'm definitely not going to worship some man-made idea of a deity and I never would have considered that there is some metaphysical "creator" if these damned religious organizations weren't so pervasive.
My beliefs can be summed up in this way: I have no beliefs. Things happen as they happen. There is no changing them by prayer, there is only men and what they do. I trust myself, not some adulthood imaginary friend, so if you want to label me to make yourself feel better or try and tell me that I'm wrong, I don't give one **** but that with why you can **** yourself.
User avatar #270 to #269 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
calm your rainbow tits, i havent mentioned once that you're wrong. and identifying you does nothing, it's a little thing called curiosity.
User avatar #271 to #270 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, sorry. I hadn't read your clarifying sentence...
It doesn't matter what we think or say anyway, we're all just brief, amorphous forms that will be forgotten and erased.
User avatar #272 to #271 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
alight then. I'm personally agnostic (well more in the sense that a god and afterlife could exist, i just dont give much care for determining). Why do you feel that believing in a god or afterlife is idiotic? one of the more basic arguments i hear against that is 'the universe this massive and grand had to come from something. the subatomic sized speck of beyond infinite density and heat couldn't have just always existed.'
User avatar #273 to #272 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
=/ The existence of something immense is no valid implication of a creator.
I have given my reasons for my antipathy towards religion already: it is the accumulation of ancient superstitions passed on from parent to child. A child doesn't know how to think critically, it doesn't know how the world works: it accepts what it's told as reality. But those religious pretenses are derived from archaic superstitions and rituals concerning the seasons and their modern function is to provide people a pillow of comfort, a false bastion of support, when they want to deny what is happening and attribute cause to causeless events. Religion is mass hysteria, religion is the wool men pull over their own eyes, religion is the metamorphosis of the world into a fantasy of meaning and significance in the delusions of mad minds.
Religion has no basis for its regulation of life, no basis for its moralities, nothing more to support its dogma other than "god says this is the way," but that god is nothing more than the product of ancient imaginations.
User avatar #274 to #273 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
isn't it a bit harsh to think that all religion believers are a group of sheep though? and there's nothing that can be done to prove or disprove either god or afterlife.
User avatar #275 to #274 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
... The afterlife is disproven by common sense. God is disproven by history. The religiously devout are those that never question the lies that were fed them since birth.
User avatar #276 to #275 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
how are either disproven by either of those? and why the elipses every reply? :/
User avatar #280 to #276 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
History has disproven the god of religious dogmas: there is no Holy Trinity or Allah or Sheva or whatever, they are all man-made creations.
Saying a religion's morality tells people to be "good" people is pretty damned dumb, since good is a subjective term and has no qualitative basis: the Taliban think it makes them good people to kill Americans, Americans think it's good to help the destitute, but there is no morality, there is no definitive right or wrong, good or evil, it just is. I think altruism is a plague, that there is no inherent value in a life and that I am not obligated to help someone for the sake of helping, but that isn't wrong, nor is it right, it just is. Religious morality decides things for people, it regulates, and it is truly nothing at all.
There is no afterlife if you accept that no matter can be destroyed or created. Once your body ceases to function, that's it. There is nothing other than your brain that makes you conscious, and that brain's going to be redistributed in the dirt or in the fire, no longer whole, cohesive, or capable of retaining an identity other than moldering flesh or crumbling ashes.
So, there. You know what I think. I don't care to debate it because neither of us will change our minds.
#283 to #280 - John Cena (08/04/2013) [-]
I'm joking, jeez.
#282 to #280 - John Cena (08/04/2013) [-]
Did i priest have his way with you when you were little? never have i seen such butthurt about religion.
User avatar #281 to #280 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
Alright then, thanks for sharing.
User avatar #277 to #276 - dashgamer (08/04/2013) [-]
I'm not going to repeat myself. I've stated why, explicitly.
The ellipses indicate a pause in reading and I use them as I would use pauses in my speech.
User avatar #279 to #277 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
and i get the feeling that i may be annoying you, so ill stop the conversation here.
User avatar #278 to #277 - garymotherfingoak (08/04/2013) [-]
the majority of what you've said about both is that they're lies simply because they are, giving metaphors comparing them. History hasn't really done anything to disprove god (or prove), and Though common sense with what you have described makes a decent argument against the possibility of one, the fact of the matter is, no one has been to what's beyond and back to tell us. whether thats due to consiousness simply fading due to there being nothing or being unable to go back to the psysical realm once you're in heaven, it simply can't be proven or disproven i feel. There's not yet a true explanation as to the confirmation of either existing or not existing. anyway, as i said before, all you really did was explain somewhat how beliefs go down through the ages i feel. plus their basis for morals is simple: it's to be a good person. again i apologize if it sounds like im a zealot about religion for defending it or that i am scolding you about any of it, i just like to hear about opinions of all kinds, and yours seems reasonable enough to acknowledge (given that someone saying "da eart is 8k yrs old cuz bibl say so and ur gey for not knowin it" would most certainly not be an acknowledgeable opinion.)
#242 to #5 - thatoneangelo (07/24/2013) [-]
you. you are a smart and probably good person. i will take your traits and breathe them into my present
#246 to #242 - dashgamer (07/24/2013) [-]
Well, thanks.
Well, thanks.
#238 to #5 - haloavp (07/24/2013) [-]
So beautiful
So beautiful
#216 to #5 - uldification (07/24/2013) [-]
I think I love you for that.
User avatar #203 to #5 - ruckallthefules (07/24/2013) [-]
but damn son, I ain't staying here fo ever. Nah ah.
#200 to #5 - vepevellu (07/24/2013) [-]
That's nice but in reality you'll at some point end up floating in space for an infinite amount of time, wishing to be freed of your sorrow, but unable to die. True immortality is the one that carries on after life. Being remembered by others will keep your legacy alive.
#184 to #5 - johrny (07/24/2013) [-]
Sure, wanna see, that you gonna believe yourself after seeing this.

Most Heartful OSTs Ever: Krone Hear this will thinking about this!
User avatar #247 to #184 - dashgamer (07/24/2013) [-]
When that comic was posted to Ponytime, I think I made a poem or something reflecting on immortality. So many feels it makes your heat shatter.
#164 to #5 - John Cena (07/24/2013) [-]
**** that **** !

Watching everyone you love around you die as you live on is a horrible curse.

Only a sad forever alone, who has no real relations and no one to love or love him (like a bronyfag) can choose such a horrible fate.
#136 to #5 - bigpimpinquaker (07/24/2013) [-]
Deep stuff here.
User avatar #125 to #5 - negrocop ONLINE (07/24/2013) [-]
They say you die twice.
First, when you stop breathing.
And once again when your name is uttered for the last time.
#126 to #125 - dashgamer (07/24/2013) [-]
You only die once: when you are born.
User avatar #84 to #5 - xldarkking (07/24/2013) [-]
not to be a debbie downer but what about when you watch those you love die around you leaving alone for an eternity?
User avatar #82 to #5 - itislethal (07/24/2013) [-]
You know how when you get older years seem shorter? It's because based on the time you've been alive they always become less time of the life you spent (ie a year for a baby is its entire life but to a 20 year old its a smaller part) So by the time you get back to Earth years are going to seem insanely fast. The time you spend with friends will be instant.
#79 to #5 - crazedguy (07/24/2013) [-]
Have you ever stopped to think that the reason they learn to perpetuate the memories of their loved ones is because they suffered in the first place? No being should ever be granted with the curse that immortality is.
User avatar #42 to #5 - zytherman (07/23/2013) [-]
That comment was so deep when i'd finished reading it I was in china.
#19 to #5 - ponchovia (07/23/2013) [-]
yes there are many joys that an immortal can have, but the pains that come along side them are equal and can weigh heavy and detour ones mind down darker paths if they dwell on them for too long
User avatar #11 to #5 - masdercheef (07/23/2013) [-]
You know, I've always said that I'd never want to be immortal... but if it were to ever be forced upon me, what you just said pretty well sums up the reason I would carry on, not just give up on everything. I would dedicate the rest of my existence to making sure the memories and ideals of my friends, family, and loved ones carried on through the ages.
User avatar #7 to #5 - lunargreenhouse (07/23/2013) [-]
that sounded beautiful
#8 to #7 - dashgamer (07/23/2013) [-]
You're making my day here.
User avatar #4 to #3 - urbanawp (07/23/2013) [-]
no you won't you will be at the moon in 1000 years unless they liv more then 1000 years.
plus you get to the moon FREE. poeple in all ages wanted to go there
User avatar #6 to #4 - threadz (07/23/2013) [-]
I thought immortality made you live for more than 1000 years
User avatar #17 to #6 - urbanawp (07/23/2013) [-]
you do, but not your family
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