--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Xenophaneros Anartaxius" 
<anartaxius@...> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Xenophaneros Anartaxius" 
> > <anartaxius@> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Xeno wrote:
> > > > (snip)
> > > > > Who here wants their miserable 
> > > > > little life to continue forever? 
> > > >
> > > > You're sure it'll be just a continuation
> > > > of your miserable little life forever, are
> > > > you?
> > > 
> > > Well, actually no. But I imagine some think of 
> > > it this way. That somehow, if one lives 
> > > forever, that will be better than the same 
> > > thing lasting a short time.
> > 
> > My point was that there are more ways of
> > thinking of eternal life for the individual than
> > as a continuation of one's miserable little life
> > forever.
> 
> Of course. There are many ways to imagine this. My question is 'does eternal 
> life have anything to do with individuality?' If a person who thinks of 
> themselves as an individual entity, a soul, entertains the idea of 
> immortality, can they meaningfully conceive of eternity free of that 
> conceptual model?

You mean the conceptual model in which eternal life for
the individual is just a continuation of one's miserable
little life forever?

Er, yes. That's what I was saying, you see, when I wrote,
"There are more ways of thinking..." etc.



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