Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The After


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

Is anyone else watching Proof? I'm not terribly thrilled with much summer programming this year. I'm not sure if I like this one or not. But it got me thinking...

What if what happens to you after you die is what you believe is going to happen to you?

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  1. I will be very bored. Maybe I need to start thinking more creatively, like the movie What Dreams May Come. I haven't seen Proof, so can't help you on that one. I'm watching Heroes on Netflix.

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  2. I saw two episodes of Proof. It was an interesting premise for a series. The leading lady's personality kind of annoyed my husband and me, so we haven't continued watching. I definitely believe in some kind of consciousness/existence after death. Energy cannot be destroyed, and we are energy. I'm not sure exactly what that looks like, but it will be interesting to find out.

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    1. Yeah, she is kind of grating. That might be what ultimately turns me off.

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  3. I am not watching Proof, but I like the what if here. In that case, I'd see a lot of lost relatives, not bad, but hopefully that'd take so time. :) By the way, I clicked on your profile for the comment you left on my blog, and it took me to google+. Not a big deal, I know how to find you, but just in case others can't.

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  4. Then nothing will happen. Maybe that'll be a bit disappointing because I'd always like to be proven wrong, but if I'm right, there won't be any me to disappoint. I'd like to think I'd be talked about and remembered - that's my idea of an afterlife.

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  5. Sorry, not watching the show.
    If what happens is what I believe will happen, I'll be one happy camper.

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  6. I have not watched this series but this would mean I would be living in a beautiful place with my dad, my Oma and Opa and my dog Katie

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  7. I guess that means I'll just disappear into nothing then. Or live in a universe where I rule as god-king. It will depend on what kind of mood I'm in.

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  8. Nope. I'm with you though, not much on tv worth my time in front of it. I want Andy Griffith back...

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    1. With streaming options, we can all watch what we want when we want. Or, at least one of these days it should work like that.

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  9. I've not heard of Proof. Is it on cable TV? If so, then that's why. Okay to answer your question. I'm a Christian. After I die, I know my soul goes to heaven and that's a good thing. Needless to say, the move from this life to the next will be paradise, so I'll be a happy girl. :D lol Interesting question!!

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  10. I saw the advertisements for Proof, but haven't caught any of the shows. I know I'm going to heaven after I die; I'm not sure how it all works, but I
    m thinking it is going to be pretty darn good from what the Bible says :)

    betty

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    1. I'm not sure if I'm recommending the show or not.

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  11. I read a book called Proof of Heaven by a brain surgeon who had an afterlife experience when he was in a coma. It really affected me. It would be nice if it's what really happens.

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    1. I'm saying imagine if what you think will happen will happen.

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  12. What if you don't know what you believe? What would happen to you then? Maybe you'd get to pick out of all the possibilities.

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