For those of you who don't know what Mu means it is japanese for "nothingness" or "no meaning". I was reading an interview with Tsugumi Ohba (creator of the manga "Death Note") and he believed that when you die you go to Mu, in which it makes sense in an Atheistic point of view:everyone dies the same way, no right or wrong, you are like before you were born.

He had an interesting concept that actually disappearing to Mu is scarier than going to heaven or hell, because the result is so definite, so equal, so black. I must say, I wholeheartily agree with this concept, I mean even if you knew you were getting tortured for eternity you'd have conscienceness to see it all, when the light switches and you are totally just turned off, THAT'S IT. No going away party, no torture, NOTHING, all of your memories erased good and bad, all of the things you did to make yourself a good person. Its pretty scary concept, you live your whole life used to it and for your conscienceness to stop, its sometimes mindboggling!

Views: 100


You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

Comment by Chris on November 11, 2009 at 7:01pm
Aside from all the following,
Wabi-Sabi is a term you may find interesting.

The beauty in the raked leaves, or mowed grass is that the grass grows, and the leaves fall and make a beautiful landscape in-spite of the gardener trying to cut it down.

Comment by Chris on September 18, 2009 at 12:51am
The second time the doctors told my family that I had %50/%50 chance of living, I lost about 3/4 of my blood due to a duodenal (upper intestinal, lower stomach) ulcer. I fainted in the parking lot of an emergency room outside of a Virginia Beach U.S.A hospital as I was taken out of the car in the parking lot. I spent three or four days where the staff pumped ice water into my stomach through a tube through my nose to try to stop the bleeding. That didn't work and I eventually faded to white and heard the beautiful whish that was the wind. That was a wonderful sound.

I remember being upset that the nurse was yelling at me and shaking my head violently telling me to wake upl I did, then fainted again, then woke up again, over and over.

Three days later the surgeon was talking to me. Apparently he cut out about a third of my stomach and a couple of inches out of my intestine.

I'll have to work on telling about this part of my life more. It's an interesting story.

But, how do you talk about, or tell someone about fading to white and hearing the whish of wind in what some may call a near death experience without being called a faker?

Comment by Chris on September 15, 2009 at 9:12pm
You don't buy the science of electricity and magnetism? There it was presented by a professor at MIT. You should have seen it with your own eyes. It wasn't a magic trick.

Read the Tibetan book of the dead if you want some kind of spiritual B/S enlightenment about dying and death.

I have been in the hospital twice with a less than %50 chance of living and have seen the white light that some imagine and is sometimes called a near death experience. It isn't a big deal and it's kind of peaceful. I think perhaps I'm lucky that I have experienced that because death doesn't frighten me.

For those who are frightened by death the Tibetan book of death may bring some comfort. The original one - not the one rewritten by Timothy Leary.
Comment by Jennifer W on September 15, 2009 at 8:42am
I definitely don't buy that for a second....

This Mu I'm talking about is about dying and basically returning to nothingness from which you are born.
Comment by Chris on September 15, 2009 at 2:44am
I hope you watched the Faraday Cage experiment and saw that there is nothing magical about it. It is simply magnetism and electricity.

Go Figure!

Comment by Chris on September 15, 2009 at 2:40am
And more if you don't believe me.
Watch this video on a Faraday Cage:

There is nothing magic, about this.

Comment by Chris on September 15, 2009 at 2:34am
Dear Jennifer,

Don't buy this mu metal superstition.
Mu metal simply resists magnetic forces as can be read in the wiki report. There is nothing spiritual about it, it's simply a property of metal and magnetism, or lack of it in the case of mu-metal.
Magnetic shielding

The high permeability of mu-metal provides a low reluctance path for magnetic flux, leading to its major use, in magnetic shields against static or slowly varying magnetic fields. Magnetic shielding made with high permeability alloys like mu-metal works not by blocking magnetic fields but by providing a path for the magnetic field lines around the shielded area. So the best shape for shields is a closed container surrounding the shielded space. The effectiveness of mu-metal shielding decreases with the alloy's permeability, which drops off at both low field strengths and, due to saturation, at high field strengths. So mu-metal shields are often made of several enclosures one inside the other, each of which successively reduces the field inside it. RF magnetic fields above about 100 kHz can be shielded by Faraday shields, ordinary conductive metal sheets or screens which are used to shield against electric fields.[2]

Comment by Tak G. on July 24, 2009 at 12:46pm
I have a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of nothingness.
Death Note FTW!



Update Your Membership :




Nexus on Social Media:


© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service