Originally Posted by fwan
I believe in afterlife, but only because of my experience.
a body can switch off but where does the rest of us go? its awkward to explain but yeah.. when we die, wheres the stuff in our brain that makes us US? ah what ever i shouldnt even post most of you wont get it
I get what you mean. You're talking about the soul, the real essence of who you are. The body is just a place to house the real us. When our body dies, the soul still lives. From my OWN personal life experiences, I KNOW that I was alive in another era. I have memories, as real as any memory I've had in this lifetime, of being a child during the early 1900's. I remember asking my mother if she remembered the time we road the street car, when I was a small child. I asked her if she remembered how excited I was, and how the conductor knew if was my first ride on a street car. She told me it didn't happen. I was adamant that it DID. I described everything about it, about how we had to run to the middle of the street and wait on a center median for the street car to pick us up, and that the driver rang a bell, much like on a cable car, and she told me I was NEVER on a street car, but that I had described something right out of my grandmothers era. She said they didn't even have those street cars in her own lifetime. My Grandmother told me that my descripton was perfect. Now, there is NO WAY I would have had that experience in my lifetime, but I KNOW for a fact that I did ride that streetcar and that the conductor even let me ring the bell. I also have lots of very strong memories of the 1920's. I don't think I lived a very long life during that lifetime. I think I died in my 20's or early 30's.
Also thinking about animals, I remember the day before Snoopy passed, I could tell that his soul or essence had left his body, and that is body was hanging on a bit longer. I remember knowing that Snoopy was no longer there.