An On-Off Switch?
October 26, 2011
What happens when we die?
When you are young that’s never a question that one asks, let alone attempts to answer. The older you get, the more death you see, especially that of your parents, the more you begin to wonder. Of course there are many groups with answers….just FOR YOU!
>You go to heaven if you’re a good Christian.
>You go to heaven with lots of virgins if you’re a self-martyred Muslim
>You come back to life and try to get it right if you follow a number of Eastern religions.
>You go to a “holding area” (Purgatory) if you’re a devout Catholic
>You simply cease to exist if you’re an atheist
Of course I am simplifying the whole concept but regardless of what you believe it’s one of those events in life that none of us can escape. Steve Jobs had to finally step outside of his Buddhist traditions and face that reality last month. In the just released book, Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, we find Steve Jobs as having said the following.
“I’m about fifty-fifty on believing God. I like to think something survives after you die……maybe your consciousness endures. But then on the other hand, perhaps it’s like an on-off switch. CLICK. You are gone. Maybe that’s why I never liked to put on-off switches on Apple devices.”
Steve now knows what we only speculate.
But, one day we will know for sure as well.