mtwentz wrote:Which makes me wonder, is there any place to really 'go' to? We are HERE after all, and it doesn't matter if the life we are living now is just God's dream, we are experiencing it, it feels real to us. That's why I cringe sometimes when posters say 'just a dream'. Who's to say dreams aren't as real as what we assume to be 'our waking life'.
Atheists sometimes say your life after you are dead feels the same as how you felt before you were born: nothing.
But I often ask some questions after that:
Do you remember your last dream?
Have you ever seen a dream you felt was 100% true and where the feelings you felt were amazingly powerful and might've even felt bigger than in real life?
Have you ever remembered your dream right after you woke up and remembered it vividly while still laying on your bed but forgot the whole thing right after you moved yourself even a bit.
At least for me this happens very often. I see a dream that feels great and might even feel like real life. I wake up and I go through the dream while lying on my bed and I remember everything clearly. Then I move a bit and the whole dream disappears from my mind, but I still remember that I just remembered the dream and I remember some of the feelings I had in the dream. But as days go by, I don't even remember those situations that well anymore. I have forgotten those exact situations. I can't say what the day was. I can't say what kind of feelings I had. I can't say what kind of dream it was (a nightmare, a pleasant dream, a "wet dream"). The only thing I can remember is that those situations have happened many times.
So just because you can't remember what it felt like before you were born doesn't mean there wasn't anything before you were born.
Dreams go so very often to the deepest core of your being. Feelings in dreams can feel more powerful than in real life. And you often deal with things you can't quite put to words. You are often dealing with things in your subconscious and things that touch the deepest core of your very soul.
So, who knows if death will be falling into a neverending dream. If so, will that dream be the most pleasant thing you have ever felt or the most horrible nightmare you have ever gone through?