What Happens After You Die?

What is the closest you have ever been to being dead? Your heart was barely beating. You were barely breathing. You were unconscious. You were not dreaming. It is general anaesthesia. You feel yourself disappearing over a period of a few seconds. A few hours later you suddenly pop back into consciousness. It feels as if no time at all had passed. Similarly being dead is experiencing nothing. After all, your brain is rotted. It is not capable of giving you experiences.

Consider also the time before you were conceived. You experienced nothing. You were just a twinkle in your father’s eye. Very few people experience any distress over those eons of non-existence (aka death) prior to conception. Nobody makes up silly stories about life before conception.

Death is nothing to be afraid of. Dying, however, can be a nightmare, especially if you have the misfortune to have Catholic caregivers who believe that imposing suffering is a virtue.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)