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    Default Just a few controversial questions for non spiritual people ?

    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ?



    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ?



    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ?


    Do you think that this would be the end of an era ?




    For now just answer the questions. Take everyday definition of spiritual for answering the questions .

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    Interesting questions... I'm curious about the answers that will come up.
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    I'm not conventionally religious, but I beleive in being good and kind nonetheless... I'll take a shot at it

    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ?

    sad, first of all, someone died in my arms secondly, I like spiritual people- the fact that they CAN beleive in something is cool to me

    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ?

    in my emotions? no... well, I might be angry as well I'd probably wonder if they were onto something and would start asking questions to figure out WHY the government killed them

    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ?

    yes, because it's the right thing to do... it doesn't take religion to beleive in treating other people as people... I'd want to think that someone would do the same for me

    Do you think that this would be the end of an era ?

    no, you can't kill ideas... spirituality would come back- it obviously serves a function and comforts people, I can't see it ever NOT reviving
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    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ?

    I can't tell you how a person dying on my lap would make me feel. I have been to funerals and I've sadly felt indifferent about the event.


    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ?

    No, murder is murder and I believe no one has the right to take another person's life. Obviously, there are exceptions such as self-defense and defense of others, but killing is killing regardless of how its disguise. If it were done by someone from the government, then they need to answer for the crime.

    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ?

    I would bury the person if there are no relatives. But, I would probably not do any religious service that cater for that person. The cost here is time, organizing a funeral takes alot of it. Time is invaluable, it cannot be earned so you have a very limited supply. You can only give your time away, but not get more than your given in a lifetime. I say the cost would be more than almost nothing here.
    Do you think that this would be the end of an era ?

    A belief may die, but people like to believe that there are something much more than what we view in our everyday life. The sense of the unknown motivates people in different way. Some seek explanations, some seek reassurances, some seek guidances, some seek the truths and others has too much worries in their present time to worry about any of it. But, when dealing with human emotions, anything is game. An idea based on human emotions such as spirituality might die, but it will exist as another form. Spirituality can only die if there are no human emotions mixed in the equation. Unfortunately, I wouldn't want to live in a world without emotions. I imagine it would be bland and boring.
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    I'll stay out of this since I'm spiritual, but I thought I would add an anecdote on this topic that Christopher Hitchens shared in the documentary, Collision.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchens
    If I could convince everyone in the world to be a non-believer, and I'd really done brilliantly and there was only one left. One more and then it'd be done; there'd be no more religion in the world. No more theism. I wouldn't do it.

    And Dawkins said, 'What do you mean you wouldn't do it?' I said, 'I don't quite no why I wouldn't do it.'And it's not just because there'd be nothing left to argue with and no one left to argue with. It's not just that. Though it would be that. Somehow if I could drive it out of the world, I wouldn't. And the incredulity with which (Richard Dawkins) looked at me...stays with me still. I have to say.

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    Even if this occurred, it seems probable that future spiritual movements could spontaneously generate from the humans that do survive.

    Primitive man tried to describe the world around him, and where he came from, and in those efforts created some great mythology, and unfortunately also hoardes of annoying fanatical followers, but there are some really cool spiritual people too.

    I don't think your scenario ends the potential for spirituality ever occuring again as part of human thinking, for those reasons.

    That's a damn interesting question to ask though!
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    Let me preface this by saying the fact that it's a spiritual person matters not at all to me. My response would be the same for any person.

    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ?

    Pretty horrified, shocked and depressed, and uncomfortable (if they were a stranger).


    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ?

    I would be afraid for my own safety.

    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ?

    Funeral, probably not. I would leave that to a friend. If he had no friends, no need for a funeral. I would arrange for the body to be disposed of properly, though.

    Do you think that this would be the end of an era ?

    No. Spirituality was invented by men hundreds of times in the past, and will continue to be. Not to mention the likelihood of rediscovering past religions.
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    Anyone else ?

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    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ? Do you think that this would be the end of an era ?
    A person dying, a life ending is always a sad occasion. It doesn't really matter if they were spiritual or not but I guess since they were the last one, it is an end of something. Since I'm not spiritual, maybe they knew or felt something that was important and they could have taught me something and broadened my horizon towards at least something worthy of knowing about even if I don't believe in it.

    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ?
    Seeing a person murdered by authority figures, no matter what they choose to believe in, is something I cannot agree with. The only change that would happen would be my deepening distrust towards the government that does things such as this.

    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ?
    Yes, of course I would. Out of respect towards that person, even if I didn't know them personally. And I would definitely respect their wishes about the arrangement of the funeral according to their beliefs.

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    Lets say that the world changes greatly in the future and it happens that the last spiritual person on this words dies at your arms. How would that make you feel ? I'd feel something that they died but beyond that, no



    Would there be any changes if you see him/her being murdered by governments agents ? No. Irrelevant.



    Would you organize the funeral for this person if there is no living relatives and it costs you almost nothing ? Would you arrange it towards the rules of this person religion or philosophy ? Sure but funerals and such are for the living. If there were no living living relatives, I would do something simple and without fanfare and probably not have much of a spiritual emphasis, unless I knew them well and what they wanted.


    Do you think that this would be the end of an era ? No. Someone else will replace them at some point in some fashion as far as spirituality goes. Otherwise it's just part of the cycle of life.
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