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No Eternity After - Knowing There Is No Afterlife

Posted Jul 7, '13 at 2:22am

NoNameC68

NoNameC68

5,072 posts

Knight

"If you don't believe in an afterlife, why even bother living? What's the point?"

No Eternity After

My life is so empty
So meaningless
Without a divine entity
   to guide my soul along the way

What purpose is there
To do good?
To love?
To live?
If it will all be gone tomorrow...

...forever

Why not end it all?
Why live for today
   knowing it wont last?
Why not go out with a bang
   take everyone out with me?
After all, it all ends the same
   no matter what I do

But...

The promise of eternity
Forever to live
Forever to love
Must I only seek
   that which will never end?

Why is it so hard to imagine...
That one who would love forever
   would love, if only for a single day?
That one who would always do good
   would do good, if only for one lifetime?
That one who would live forever
   would live, if only for a brief moment?

I would very much enjoy
   an eternity of happiness
But wishful thinking bares
   no whimsical solution
My life is short

I will die

But I will live

I will not waste this precious time of mine
   seeking eternity
Knowing my time is finite
   is no reason to throw my life away

If I sought eternal life
Only to give up once realizing
   my time will inevitably end
Then what purpose was there in seeking
   everlasting life to begin with,
      if I couldn't even hold it dear
         for the few decades that I am...

               alive

 

Posted Jul 7, '13 at 2:36am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

5,013 posts

It reminds me of "Imagine", but refocused to a personal scope and drawn out a bit.

 

Posted Jul 7, '13 at 5:13am

NoNameC68

NoNameC68

5,072 posts

Knight

I fixed the poem up some. It should be a little more clearer now.

Link to the edited poem on my DA.

 

Posted Jul 7, '13 at 10:58pm

daleks

daleks

3,326 posts

Interesting thread Nemo. Very interesting. I like how you posted it here.

Well, personally I believe in an afterlife but I feel like playing devil's advocate.

If you don't believe in an afterlife you still want to make your mark on society. You want to influence people different ways and feel important.

 

Posted Mar 11, '14 at 11:09pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

50 posts

There is a life after death... but there are two, truthfully.

One is in Heaven, a place of eternal reward. Philippians 3:20.
One is in Hell, a place of eternal punishment. Revelation 20:15.
You would go to Hell... Romans 6:23
But because of Jesus Christ... Romans 5:8
You can live forever in Heaven with Him! John 3:16.

Those are all Bible verses. I suggest looking them up!

 

Posted Mar 11, '14 at 11:32pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,716 posts

kylefitch1, if you wish to discuss the idea of a potential afterlife, WEPR is a bit up in the list of sections.

Nemo, sadly I don't have much to say =[ Modernistic style isn't much my fancy

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:35pm

kylefitch1

kylefitch1

50 posts

WEPR? I have seen many things pointing AWAY from WEPR, far away.

I don't wish to discuss in length, I am not a theological debate expert, but I am merely trying to help people come to God.

And it fit with the category!!!

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:47pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,224 posts

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Nemo is a poet? I didn't even know it!

I don't wish to discuss in length, I am not a theological debate expert, but I am merely trying to help people come to God.

And it fit with the category!!!

It's better to do that away from discussion of what is regarded as Art. It is better to discuss this in a thread where it can be discussed, not as a topic incongruous from this one. The WEPR forum is the best place to do that. No, it does not fit with this category :P

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:53pm

FishPreferred

FishPreferred

1,546 posts

I don't wish to discuss in length, I am not a theological debate expert, but I am merely trying to help people come to God.

Oh, well in that case I may as well plug my religion:

All ye unfaithful. Come hither, for thou'rt the Chosen of Skorgg. An eternity doth beckon to ye indeed, and, nay, it is no Heaven nor any Hell, for these are but illusions summoned by false prophets, such as the one ye may spy above...if thou dost not have thy computer inverted about the monitor. In which latter case, look ye below.

 

Posted Mar 13, '14 at 9:08pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

2,045 posts

Oh, well in that case I may as well plug my religion:

All ye unfaithful. Come hither, for thou'rt the Chosen of Skorgg. An eternity doth beckon to ye indeed, and, nay, it is no Heaven nor any Hell, for these are but illusions summoned by false prophets, such as the one ye may spy above...if thou dost not have thy computer inverted about the monitor. In which latter case, look ye below.

Thank you for adding an inconsiderate and completely unnecessary post to this thread!

Now that my sarcastic side is happy, I applaud you and your poem, sir.

 
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