Therefore, the point I was attempting to convey is that “if” our lives do indeed continue on after death, then whatever strange and unimaginable context we will find ourselves in, it cannot be much stranger than our present context...
...in response to the above opinion, you are creating the idea that our lives may continue after death, so I'm curious to know, what is it that you think is going to die, whose life is going to die?
From my “Panentheistic/Idealistic” perspective in which I view the entire universe as being contained within the unthinkably advanced mind of a higher consciousness, absolutely everything
is alive – from beach sand and mountain boulders, to the keyboard you are typing on, right on out to the fusion cores of suns.
In the same way that your very own thoughts and dreams (mental holograms) are literally alive because they are saturated with your own personal life essence and would not exist if you did not exist...
...likewise, the multifarious features of the universe are literally alive because they are saturated with God’s life essence and would not exist if God did not exist (see this fanciful drawing I created to help visualize that, here - http://www.theultimateseeds.com/Images/Untitled-1.jpg
As difficult as it is to comprehend from our present vantage point, everything that we call “objective” reality seems to be composed of an extremely advanced version of the same fundamental substance that composes our dreams (if you wish, I can cite the implications of quantum theory to support that claim).
Indeed, I suggest that the absolute “ALL-THAT-IS”
(beyond which there is only nothingness) is comprised of a Spinozan-like “oneness substance”
that consists of an amalgam of the essence of life and that of the essence through-which life expresses itself.
In other words, the only thing that exists is mind and mindstuff - both working together in tandem to produce reality.
Now, the point to which I am leading is that because literally everything is alive, then nothing can “die” in the ultimate sense of that word.
However, from our present and limited perspective as unwitting (semi-conscious) participants within this “dream-like” illusion that we call a universe (God’s mind), to us, because the body dies (which, if you understood the above, not even it is really dead), it is thus assumed that the consciousness that animated that body, died along with it.
Nothing (IMO) could be further from the truth.
Because what I have been asserting over and over again is that the “ultimate form” of the individualization of personal consciousness (mind/soul) that has been “birthed-out”
of that body - along with the transcendent context to which it has been born into - is so wonderful that it must be kept hidden from us so that, again, we are not compelled to seek it out prematurely.
(Take a peek at this illustration, here - http://www.theultimateseeds.com/Images/ ... e%2066.jpg)
Therefore, it’s not so much that I am ignoring you DAM, it’s just that I completely disagree with your nihilistic vision of reality (at least in terms of you not being able to offer any kind of long term “purpose” for the individual human consciousness).
And it would appear that neither of us will ever be able to change the other’s opinion on that point.