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"Christians should not ask questions they don't want to know the answers to!.!.!. We were not "designed," our bodies are organic machines that improved their adaptability over time, life forms that do not age and die are in danger of extinction by overpopulation and exhaustion of available resources, death is a survival mechanism!.
As for the death of the mind, in the last moments of brain function our pineal and adrenal glands excrete mind altering chemicals in a last ditch effort to survive!.!.!. Percieved time slows, we see lights and visions and may enter a dreamlike world as our outside perception is cut off!. Ever have a dream that seemed to last for hours and you wake up to discover its only been 5 minutes!? This is our eternity, our afterlife!. Infinity fits within a finite space, and our paradise or hell is aeons of pleasure or sufferring, stretching and compressing our perception of time, all within the last 5 minues or so of neurological activity!.!.!.!. Will it hurt!? Not necessarily!.!.!."
Is that really what happens!? Then I should have those glands removed!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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"Christians should not ask questions they don't want to know the answers to!.!.!." This isn't much of a problem, as people seldom actually do ask questions they don't want to hear the answer to!. If you take a look in the Religion & Spirituality section, it seems like half the questions are worded in such a way that the asker is plainly looking for a particular answer!. Some people ask truly wanting to know an answer, others ask merely seeking to reinforce their firmly-set beliefs!.
It's true that we are organic machines, but I have to disagree with that last part of that paragraph!. Population growth tends to level off as a country gets more developed!. The US is just slightly above the replacement level, and several European countries are at zero population growth!. A few countries, including Japan, Italy and Russia, are actually in population decline!.
Regarding the second paragraph, whoever wrote that needs to go back to science school!. The part about dreams seeming to take longer than real life is probably accurate, but to then take that and propose that we'll live an eternity in the last minutes of our lives is completely off the wall!. The brain most definitely runs at a finite speed, and in fact any adrenalin-induced speedup of subjective time is really not all that much faster than real-time!. If anything, in your last moments of life, parts of your brain will start shutting down and if you're conscious at all at the end, your subjective time will probably feel slower than real-time, as your dying brain becomes more and more sluggish in its processing!.
Oh and unless you have malignant cancer in those particular glands, you really don't want to remove them!. They're not exactly as expendable as, say, your appendix!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
The Universal Father has poured out himself, as it were, to make all creation rich in personality possession and potential spiritual attainment!. God has given us himself that we may be like him, and he has reserved for himself of power and glory only that which is necessary for the maintenance of those things for the love of which he has thus divested himself of all things else!.
5!. THE ETERNAL AND DIVINE PURPOSE
There is a great and glorious purpose in the march of the universes through space!. All of your mortal struggling is not in vain!. We are all part of an immense plan, a gigantic enterprise, and it is the vastness of the undertaking that renders it impossible to see very much of it at any one time and during any one life!. We are all a part of an eternal project which the Gods are supervising and outworking!. The whole marvelous and universal mechanism moves on majestically through space to the music of the meter of the infinite thought and the eternal purpose of the First Great Source and Center!.
The eternal purpose of the eternal God is a high spiritual ideal!. The events of time and the struggles of material existence are but the transient scaffolding which bridges over to the other side, to the promised land of spiritual reality and supernal existence!. Of course, we mortals find it difficult to grasp the idea of an eternal purpose; we are virtually unable to comprehend the thought of eternity, something never beginning and never ending!. Everything familiar to us has an end!.Www@QuestionHome@Com