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Death Cafes

Discussion in 'Culture & Religion' started by The Scotsman, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    I was listening to the radio on Saturday and there was a piece about Death Cafes, cafes where people meet up have a cup of tea or coffee and discuss death. Apparently we as a society are squeemish about death and talking about it openly? The idea being that you can go along to one of these places and discuss.... well death??

    It seems that these cafes are springing up all over the place? Since the only thing in life thats' a certainty is death I was wonder if anybody here is squeemish about discussing death and would you want to go to a cafe to discuss it?

    http://deathcafe.com/
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't see spending money to do it.
    Sure it's not just a goth club ?
     
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    You forgot the certainty of taxes buddy.
    Mind you, the rich are perhaps proving that to be a lie.

    To your question though. I am not squeamish about death of talking of it. Unless one believes in the supernatural, that would be a really short chat so I would hope the coffee makes up for the lack of discussion.

    I would likely tell a theist who does say he believes in an afterlife, that doing so and not doing some of the things that make him or her happy here, just to insure his or her place in, to me, an imaginary heavenly construct, would be him or her wasting their present happiness for pie in the sky.

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    Openmind Well-Known Member

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    I believe in God, but not in religions, so I do not believe in hell or heaven. I don't know what is after (if anything), but I like the idea one of my Buddhist friend related: When we die, our energy is released and joins into an universal pool of energy. However, our state of mind at the time of our death may decides if the energy we release is rather positive or negative, and thus may influence (in a tiny amount) the pool of energy that surrounds all of us, the living.

    I know. . .it is a stretch, but it is the closest I come to believing in "after death!"
     
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    Thanks for this. It is a bit of a stretch as I would think most of us would automatically think that we are positive energy.

    Just to put a fly in your soup, so to speak, science is now saying that there is a lot more dark matter and dark energy up there than the usual energy.

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    I didn't suggest that WE are the only energy in the univers. . .not even THIS univers.
     
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    Noted. I retract the fly.:)

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