ANSWERS: 33
  • They think they go nowhere when they die - just cease to exist. As to how they think the universe came into being, along with a great many Christians many of them them think that the Big Bang Theory has considerable merit.
  • i dont know were we go when we die but i am sure that in time all the mysterys of the universe can be solve with sciance.at the moment sciance tells us (im not a sciantice so sos if any of this wrong)that the universe was started by the big bang the the earth like other planets was created when suns gravity pulled lots of bits of rock floating in space together and over billions of years that became the earth we known to day and living organisms including humans are a product of evolution.hope that helps.
  • You don't go anywhere when you die. You simply stop being. Like before you were born. So far no one knows how the universe came into being. The Big Bang is, of course a very well supported theory. But perhaps the universe has always been here. What's more, we may never know the anser for sure.
  • when you die you just rot in the ground like the dinosaurs, and just pick up a science book for you to know how the universe started
  • Spiritually, I'll go nowhere when I die. I'll just be dead. Nothing more, nothing less. As for the universe....I think the big bang theory does a good job of explaining that.
  • If you don't go anywhere when you die, what is the point of living? I mean everyone has a brain to COMPREHEND this... everyone has eyes to see this. Life would not make any sense if the only point of living was to be happy, aquire wealth and status, and possessions, then simply lose them all. And even beyong that what is the point of living morally and doing what you know to be right, if there really is NO reward for doing right? It just causes other people to make fun of you...
  • Well nowhere and the Big Bang is quite solid.
  • It's interesting that religious people don't "get" our 'beliefs'/'philosophy'. It's really quite simple. Life began without any fanfare and it will end as it began. Only the people in our lives determine our our welcome into this world. Are our parents friends and relitives around? When we die the good-by we get is equaly dependant on those around us. It is true that one can be completely alone at that point in our journey which is a disturbing thought to many. Probably a good begining point for asking someone for help, and feeling as if they were helped if they survive. As for where everything came from, stand by for this one, it's always been here. I can already hear the argument that it had to come from somwhere. If that is your rebutal, apply it to your god. Where did s/he-it come from. Ohh, it's always been? Alpha & Omega, period. The same is true of matter and energy in the universe. The earth swearled into being out of the dust surrounding a bigger ball of gases and elements brought together by gravity. Be good. Enjoy your time here and make it better for the next person.
  • When I die I'll return to the nothingness from which I sprung. As for the universe, I don't know. Big bang sounds good in theory, but I doubt it's the truth. I don't believe science will ever be able to understand it.
  • I can't speak for the rest of the Atheists, but I think I'm going to a mushroom farm outside Hershey, PA (at least, that's what I've made arrangements for)
  • When we die, most of us will be buried, though some will be cremated. The universe, as far as we can tell, has always existed - that is, the matter + energy in it has. The "big bang" started the current process of expansion, but due to its nature it also erased all evidence of what existed before it. The earth, like all planets, was formed by gravity bringing together matter that was orbiting around a central point, which eventually became the sun.
  • I don't know,but the bible is plain where they go.Not trying to be rude,just telling you the truth.
  • Me? The crematorium. The Big Bang, and the coalescing of a planetary nebula 4.5 billion years ago. Now if there is an afterlife, I've yet to see any credible evidence for it. Because when it comes anecdotes, Christianity is competing with Islam and a whole bunch of others.
  • Do you remember the time before you were born? Of course not, and that's how life will end. It's like flicking a switch and there's nothing there. It doesn't bother me in the slightest because I know there won't be anything. The universe may have came into being from the big bang, or it may have always existed. I'd like to think it's always there, it challenges our beliefs a bit more, I hate the idea that everything has to have a beginning and an end.
  • The term atheist has nothing to do with belief or disbelief in an afterlife. Some do believe in one; some don't. Buddhists are atheists and do.
  • The earth created itself. Who created god? Man did. When we die we rot or get burned. I believe in Jesus. Whether he was the son of god is another matter altogether.
  • They become fertilizer. That's all.
  • I would guess that I will return the my original components and end up as excrement from earthworms. My energy will dissipate and become part of the new life cycle but I'll never know because I'll be dead. That's not so bad. It beats eternal damnation or perpetual adoration. You can postulate a prime initiator for the big bang and call it god, if you wish. Anything after that fits pretty well into the big bang theory.
  • I beleive in energy and new advances in atomic science is proving me right. I hope you find your answers, but there are too many times in my life, faith tested or whatever, where I started to see that I was trying to create for myself situations that proved god to me when in fact they were just normal life happenings, and I was dedicating them all to something I was told too. as for universal creation, who cares, the universe is here as are we and were spending so much time with illusions that were forgeting that were only here to live out our days and then pass on what weve learned about the real world to the next generation, not imortalize old men and criminals in service to their never-present deities. I dont mean to offend you, but Ive noticed that if you are labeled your are labeled forever but only if its bad, good people seem to go bad but I have yet to hear of a bad person going good. go bad and your hated forever by everyone, and thats all that "god" has ever done for us, other than allowing domination of other peoples with the excuse of introducing them to christanity of course. Chinas leader once told the dhali lama that religion is poison, and I couldnt agree more.
  • We turn to dust and that's it. There is no mystery about it.
  • After I die i believe i go into the ground (or whatever my family does with my body)
  • Time travel hasn't been invented yet and I wouldn't want to go back as far as the big bang to find out if it was true..would you? Sounds a bit scary with that big of an explosion...If that's indeed what happened. As far as anyone knows there was never a time when things began. Personally I believe it to have been present for so many years (earth years) that we have never even conceived of such numbers and the beauty of it..nobody can prove me wrong. Forever is a bit tough to get my mind around so I'll say a trillion to the trillionth power. Now can you actually conceive of your being around that long after your death? I sure as hell can't. Personal relationship with god? Do you REALLY think such a being is going to waste time dicking around with mere humans? I SERIOUSLY doubt that.
  • When I die they are going to cart my body away and burn it, and my ashes will eventually pollute the ocean. When my brain "dies", I will be dead - and that is that - there is no "afterlife". That's where I'm going. Now as to where the universe and earth came into being. There was this "big bang" in space and all the material for all the planets and stars was flung into the heavens to cool and condense to make worlds where upon some of them live was created through a chemical and electrical process. What happened before the "big bang" is a theory, most likely it was a hyper mass forming and exploding from the ruins of the old universe. And how exactly life formed has never been duplicated in a lab due to uncertainty of conditions present on primordial earth - but eventually somebody will figure it out. I hope that I have answered your questions!
  • When I die, that which is my personality will cease to exist. My body will be disposed of in whatever manner my family feels is appropriate (I can only assume they will comply with my wishes). I think the Big Bang Theory is the best theory we have right now to explain the beginning of the universe. What caused the big bang? I don't know, but I'm not going to assume it was a god.
  • A1: Bodies get recycled (organ donation), cremated or buried, 'dust to dust'. There is nothing like spirit. * A2: An unknown and most probably un-knowable causative force (aka ‘creator') just set off the 'Big Bang' and left the universe to evolve naturally without ANY further interference, guidance or control. * It's quite simple really, can be said in 2-3 sentences, no spin.
  • My body will become a part of the soil and the foodchain. If I will be burried (which is what I want) I would prefer to be burried in an open casket. The chemical processes of my body decaying will have it's influence on the earth around me. Did you know for example that there are certain plants who love to grow on cemetaries? Decomposing bodies make great fertilizers! Parts of my body will be eaten by insects and wurms, and they will get eaten by other insects or birds. I think that's a beautiful process! My body will live on in many living creatures. When they die, the process will continue. The energy of my body will be absorbed by everything around it. And by doing so it will have an effect on other things. Energy is never lost. My ego, that inside of me I name I, will be gone. I once had to go through surgery and they gave me anasthetics. I had to count backwards and can't remember slipping out. The lights just went out suddenly. I think that will happen to my ego. Probably with some hallucinations during the process, as it is proven that your body makes DMT during death. Which explaines a lot of 'near death' experiences. My ego is simply not longer needed. You know, I might not believe in a God as an entity that is the willing creator of it all, but I do think the whole universe is such a mystery and complex 'something', of course I can not explain how it works. I never will, nobody ever will. To conclude that there must be a God, the director of it all, is for me far too simple. The concept of God, the way religions look at this, is for me far too limited. It's understandable that people want to hold on to this, but will never do it for me. We humans will never be capable to understand even just a tiny little bit of it. So, I'm not going to put a word or concept on it. I just see the beauty of it all and live my life to it's fullest. I don't think of 'how the universe and earth came into being'. Because every single potential answer on it will never be accurate. It's theories, beliefs, and it's in my eyes a complete waste of time. Of course I'm fascinated by our universe, the proof of stars being born, the age of our planet and such, but again, what we know is incredibly limited. We might find some answers on 'how', but only to a certain level. The question 'why' is in my eyes something that can never be answered. And why would we? We have life, it's an incredibly wonderful thing, let's just appreciate it and live it!
  • If god loves you so much how come he never calls?
  • Well all atheist are different and I can't answer for everyone. But I at least can answer for one, myself. Life is an incomprehesible thing and i don't know exactly what i am. I think that when i die it will be much like my memory of before I came into existance or of my time being under anestetics during a surgery. I simply fade out and I can't even comprehend the last moment of existance. When I awake after I die is when my atoms that i consist of occupy another intellegent life form that has a concious state. Do i know if I'll be anything the same that i am now? No. Do i know when this will happen or if it will ever happen? no. But I'll just keep living my life because I know that the universe has existed (as far as we know) for 14.6 billion years and i only exist for about 80 so i better make the most of every second that I have.
  • As for where I go when I die: I don't know. I'll likely find out when I get there. Probably nowhere, but if that's the case, I'll hardly be disappointed. About the origins of the universe and Earth: I can't be sure about the universe (possibly a bang of some sort features in it) but I'll wager there's a widely accepted theory concerning the Earth. I mean, scientifically apeaking, planets are easy. We GET planets. Strictly speaking I don't know much of anythng about the origins of life or the meaning of life or what happens after life or what you're supposed to do with your life while it's going on, but I figure finding those things out is what living is for.
  • All atheists believe that when you die you just go into what I refer to as "eternal sleep" this means you dream forever.
  • As an atheist I don't claim to know where I go when I die or who created everything. What I do know is that it could possibly be a lot of different theories or none we have guessed or dreamt up. I've studied religion, was raised religious and have looked in many places for answers to the big questions in life and religion just didn't hold water with me. A lot of different theories seem plausible, I guess in an existence where we do not know if there is a spiritual or physical or metaphysical realm much less if there are metaverses, multiverses, other dimensions, or even other life out there...well I guess anything is possible. Anyone's guess is as good as anothers.
  • I don't think we (our personalities) go anywhere when we die. That part ceases to exist. In some form, our bodies break down, and our atoms and molecules eventually become part of something else.
  • No one knows.

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