Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.Anaïs Nin
Death and Mutation of Mother Nature by Chul Hwee Kim
For all our progress and innovation, when you put the natural world in the hands of man we have a very special way of fucking it all up. Kim’s series suggests a fate worse than death for the non-human citizens of the earth: twisted and mutated by our corrosive touch.
Death and Powergirl by Gerald Parel
“We all cope with the loss of loved ones in different ways, often depending on our ideas about what lies beyond life. For believers in an afterlife, it’s not such a bad thing to die. After all, death is just the beginning of another journey. Whether that’s to heaven, hell, your next bodily incarnation, or maybe close to the bosom of the flying spaghetti monster and his noodly appendages, death is merely an exit from one type of existence to another. It’s kind of a nice thought, that we continue on somehow, that the very essence of who we are is preserved and manages to exist in an altered state. For believers in an afterlife, death is still a mournful affair, but there is hope there, a silver lining that offers a little light. Death isn’t the very end.
For atheists, it’s a bit of a different story. The loss of life is the end. There is no continue, you do not get an extra life to carry on playing the game in any form. When you say goodbye to someone you love, you really say goodbye forever. It’s a difficult thing to deal with for everyone, but for atheists, it has a great deal more weight. When you lose someone, you will never see them again. All you have left are memories.
There’s something sad in that, but also something appreciative…”
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Richard Dawkins: The lucky ones (via ZEN PENCILS)
Though he is probably more well-known today for his views on religion, Dawkins is first and foremost an evolutionary biologist.
He has dedicated his life to studying evolution and to him it must be so bleeding obvious, and so much more awe-inspiring and beautiful, that the complexity of life on Earth is thanks to Natural Selection rather than Intelligent Design.”
“So always look on the bright side of death!
Just before you draw your terminal breath.
Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it.
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true,
You’ll see it’s all a show,
Keep ‘em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!”