“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
This week held the anticipated 11/11/11. It was not only the day of GW’s first home basketball game of the season, but it was also the release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on DVD. As a fan I had to take part of my weekend to watch it. And as I watched it, I remembered something rather depressing…almost everyone dies!
[SPOILER ALERT: For anyone who hasn’t read the book or seen the movie and doesn’t want to know what happens….skip this next bit.]
But there is a part in the movie where, Harry, who has recently died talks with Dumbledore, who is dead as well. And at one point, just before Harry comes back to life, he asks if their conversation was real, to which Dumbledore replied, “Of course it’s happening inside your head Harry! Why should that mean it’s not real?”
[End spoiler alert]
This got me thinking about life after death and let me to the question, “can we prove there is life after death?” I then found an article from Time magazine. While this article didn’t provide any concrete proof, it did talk about scientists who were asking the same question. In their research though, they came across technology and medications that are aimed at extending the life of people who are at the brink of death.
So, here are my questions to everyone on the blog, what is the point of extending life at the brink of death? Is death the next great adventure or is it simply just the end of the story? and At what is the divide between the living and the dead?