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Why do we die?

What do your beliefs say about WHY?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 1:08 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • We're mortal. Flesh ages and dies.
    The spirit is immortal,it moves on to another body
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:11 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • So that we can start fresh all over again & have another chance to become better souls.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:12 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If noone died and babies were still being born we would be overpopulated of course.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I'm not going to take on BELIEFS----but, scientificly, the reason is that,--- as we grow older our cells deteriorate faster than they are naturally replaced.
    IndigoRose

    Answer by IndigoRose at 1:18 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • According to the Bible, death was not God's intention for us. However, because of Adam and Eve's refusal to accept His authority and our own tendency to selfishness, death is a consequence that is actually a blessing. Can you imagine the world if Nero was still living? Hitler? Stalin? Death is a check to our propensity to evil.
    It's also a gift in that :a. it makes us question our purpose in life, b. forces us to consider more than our immediate pleasure, c. points us in the direction of God. and eternity.
    I also know that Jesus was upset by Lazarus's death, even though He knew He would raise him up from the dead and give him more years of life. That tells me that God Himself identifies with our pain at losing those we love and at losing life itself. I am so glad He made it possible for us to live eternally with Him.
    sylvie-anne

    Answer by sylvie-anne at 1:26 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I would agree with butterflyblue19 on this one. I think our soul continues to another body and gives us a chance to grow and become better.
    My_3_Babies

    Answer by My_3_Babies at 1:38 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Because we're mortal, because the earth thrives off of constant change and the cycle of life and death/creation and destruction, because this life is merely a stepping stone...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:41 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • We come to Earth only for a short while to learn about humility, compassion and love, then we go home.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:29 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • well we are composed of chemical elements in various combinations. each element has a specific half life, as does each compound, As soon as they form they begin to breakdown to a more "stable" element. Thus it is only a matter of time before we (being living organisms comprised of these elements and compounds) cease to function and breakdown.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:38 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Because we are mortal and our bodies eventually break down or some idiot breaks it for us(aka murder).
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 2:47 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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