Famous quote from the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius sums it all up: "Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
personally, i think that we will be moved to the suburbs of the dead... an endless shore with a ferry... we get on the ferry and then we end up in the world of the dead... once we are there we just evaporate and become part of everything else alive.
I see death pretty much the same (minus the white part), only that the process until total shutdown can differ.
From seeing a dream that starts to make less and less sense till total darkness takes you, to instant shutdown where you cannot even have the final dream (say, a giant block of cement fell on your head or such accidents that tend to destroy the brain totally).
The only thing I wish I could see is the proof that a soul exists. I'd be happy to see an actual paranormal phenomenon. I'd be more happy than scared to know that ghosts exist, it would mean we don't just live to die. (well, mostly live, serve the universe(s) and die)
When you die I think you go to god and he chooses an animal that most resembles our actions. The same goes for animals. But you forget what you knew if that makes sense. Like let's say I was a lemur before becoming human. I have no reccollection of what being a lemur is like. When I die, I'll probably become a fish.
i read this book. BEST BOOK EVER. TRUE STORY. makes you feel better and not so scared it was really fascinating..... did you know what there are millions of more colors in heaven? or that everyone one is young? seriously a good book. READ IT!
It's quite simple really. You don't experience a magical world, you don't experience 'nothing'. You just don't experience. You cease to comprehend, to process, to think, to exist. You are just a fleeting electrical pulse through a bag of flesh and bone, and once the power stops flowing, what you were and everything you were going to be is gone, irreversibly.