Talk:Death

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We need better atheist death counselling

I’m not suggesting we go to fantasies and mythological, “comfort” mixed with terror about the tempter and hell as this website does. None the less Christian websites like the one above can speak directly to dying people, note how the site says,

“The author was going through what you are going through when he wrote that hymn.”

Websites like that probably benefit any amount from legacies as well.

We need to improve our death counselling. Proxima Centauri 04:17, 4 April 2010 (CDT)

I was looking for an explanation of death from a christian perspective. According to Christians death is required to pay for sin. Jesus died so Christians don't have to die (John 3). Christians still die. Death means separation from God not the death of our body. Jesus is not separated from God. Did he die? Why does death mean death of our body when Jesus dies for our sins but not when we die?

Along the same lines I would point out that according to the Bible Jesus rose from the dead so his sacrifice was only torture for about a day, not death of any type. I think most people would be willing to suffer torture for one day to save a family member. --Nathanschroeder1 15:35, 7 May 2010 (CDT)

Transhumanism

I removed this section because it didn't really say anything. If consciousness can someday be transferred to machines, so what? That obviously has implications on the legal definition of death, but it doesn't require a redefinition of death as a whole.

And if it has implications on the definition of life (the necessity of a homeostatic system), which I don't necessarily agree that it does since we can already define biological life separately from life if we want, then that should go in a different article.

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