You have been given a choice to become immortal. Would you?

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Post by flamingo152 » 26 Apr 2017, 19:07

Probably not. The initial idea of never dying sounds awesome, but after having to watch all of the people that I care about die, I feel like immortality would get old really fast.
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Post by interrupted_girl » 26 Apr 2017, 20:46

Interesting question.... Made me think...
Answer is I don't know. For now, I feel that merely realizing my mortality is making me value and live my life in a more authentic manner!
Again, nice topic.
Thnx

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Post by Carla G » 27 Apr 2017, 06:55

If it's for a good purpose why not then. Everything is wonderful if its all about loving.

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Post by LRBarton » 27 Apr 2017, 19:49

i must decline your offer to become immortal. life is all about change and growing older. not to mention having to see all my loved ones grow up and grow old and die. it would be very lonely. my first thought was eternity on earth. I expect to spend eternity in heaven with God. I'm a strong believer if you haven't figured that already and a lot of my ideas of the after life are based on God's promises from the bible. In my mind I'm immortal in the holy spirit and my life truly will begin when I die and go to heaven.

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Post by csimmons032 » 28 Apr 2017, 14:25

I have often thought about this, and I am not sure if I really know the answer. The idea of never dying or never growing older is fascinating, but I believe that I will go to heaven when I die, which then I will be young and live forever. I don't know that I would want to live forever on this earth. I like the idea of living out my life in the best way that I am able to and then going home to God. The idea of living on and watching everyone that I love eventually grow old and leave this earth, and not being able to go with them would be heartbreaking to me.
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Post by Meggie Lou » 30 Apr 2017, 10:09

Unless the world was dotted with immortals, the answer would be no. I wouldn't want to be alone for eternity.
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Post by Jenie » 02 May 2017, 09:57

I most definitely would become immortal. That's endless time on my hands to be and achieve the million things that I desire to be, to explore the world's secrets and live a life without fear and worry. It might get lonely after a while, but I heard mortals are great company. :lol:
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Post by Miriam Molina » 05 May 2017, 01:07

I am Catholic and we believe in eternal life with the Creator. In that sense, yes, I do choose immortality.

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Post by Major » 06 May 2017, 08:58

Absolutely not, I love my kip and look forward to oblivion.
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Post by brookelyon » 12 May 2017, 12:47

No! I absolutely would not. I think that life would lose all of its meaning if it lost its essence of ephemerality. Also, I think I would get really really bored. Plus, you have to consider how your physical self would be changing as well... I guess depending on that factor (eternal youth?) maybe the answer would be slightly different. But my gut reaction is no. Definitely not.

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Post by Czarmaine AM » 13 May 2017, 20:06

As long as I'd look like a vampire with good looks, sparkling skin and all. Haha kidding aside, It's tempting to say yes, but No. Mortality is what makes this life exciting. :)
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Post by Velaush » 13 May 2017, 23:07

Oh this is a tough one. I'd love to not grow old and read as much books as I want without concern about time but on the other hand, if I do become one, I'm afraid I might be overcome with loneliness and solitude. Hmmm, immortality is really tempting but having a finite existence isn't so bad too. Ugh I can't decide.
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Post by EMoffat » 14 May 2017, 16:09

The idea of becoming immortal always will have its appeal. But I think if I really had the choice I would say no. I think the constant pain of watching the people you love die around you would beecome too much to bear

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Post by Miriam Molina » 14 May 2017, 18:37

EMoffat wrote:The idea of becoming immortal always will have its appeal. But I think if I really had the choice I would say no. I think the constant pain of watching the people you love die around you would beecome too much to bear
Yes, indeed. The death of a loved one is a dagger through the heart. (Just two days ago, my best friend lost her husband to a sudden heart attack. That got me to remembering my mom's death last year. The pain of loss is excruciating.)

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Post by Charlene Cana » 15 May 2017, 18:24

I think this is a delicate question considering our beliefs can affect our view of life and immortality. But if given the chance, I will want to become immortal. I think boredom will not become a problem since the world is really huge and constantly changing, not to mention the cosmos I should be able to survive exploring. Also, there are some who believe that all dead people will be resurrected on the Appointed Day. We are not excluding any possibilities on this topic right? So, if they are right then the pain of losing my loved ones will be bearable knowing it is only temporary.

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