How Do You Know You're Dead?

@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
March 9, 2008 6:00am CST
It has puzzled me for a while how do you know you are dead? Other people know it's obvious and life still goes on for everyone else, but it seems so impersonal doesn't it, when everyone else knows BUT you! I mean it's your life surely you should know you're dead! So what happens do you wake up in a new life, a new world, do you go upstairs or downstairs, I just can't get my head round it. You go to bed and never wake up, but what happens, is that it? Do you suddenly say I'm dead, who tells you you're dead? Who tells you that you are no longer around family, friends, that you are living There must be something to tell you that you are dead surely?
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@gemini_rose (16193)
9 Mar 08
I have not got a clue, and this is something that i have thought about myself. If you die in your sleep then surely thats it nothing, unless there is an afterlife, which is another conception altogether and not one I believe in entirely. But I honestly havent got a clue, I shall be thinking about this one for ages now!
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 08
Food for thought for sure, thank you my friend, great topic for a Sunday hey to think about!
• United States
9 Mar 08
I would think when your a spirit standing in that room. Looking around to see your not moving and others are balling. Wondering why can't they hear me. Or why can't they see me. By then if you don't know..you never will. I would be freaked out if this were my question. Your a brave one to think these things and not be scared.
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
15 Mar 08
You are beyond awareness when you die. The question becomes irrevelant my friend. Your existence has ceased, your thought processes have stopped along with everything else. The space you once occupied eventually fades to nothing but dust and ash.
@weemam (13377)
9 Mar 08
This question has been asked for many years pal , I like to think we go to a better place , someone said to me we are already in hell and work our way up , I don't think anyone will ever be able to tell us pal and I honestly don't know if I want to know xx
@dancinman (119)
• United States
9 Mar 08
well wolfie , my understanding , is that we as bodies made of the dust of the ground , go back to the dust. but being or ,rather spirit that GOD put in to man in the garden of eded goes back to GOD, I would say that if a person has accepted Jesus as savior that it would be up and if not it would be down .Hope that answers your question. Dancinman