>>29579>so why should we expect this second state of non existence to be different from the first?
because, unless you believe in reincarnation, you went into this existence without prior experience and knowledge. And when you die this experience and knowledge is lost. This fact scares most people and can even make them think life is pointless. Unless of course you believe you are so special you get to keep some form of consciousness after you die. Add to that some feeling of divine judgment which will make all baddies suffer and reward the good and you have a religion.
When you sleep you lose consciousness and you brain plays some tricks on you to help it relax. Death is probably no different except that you don't wake up and you have no dreams (and your body starts decomposing - yikes)
>only retards think such things
Pic related. Ironically the teachings of islam are closer to the idea of chilling on a cloud for eternity, they even believe you will have women, wine and gold to entertain you (the first one is quite nice and I'd settle for that after death, providing I get an eternal boner too) Christianity is much vaguer about the afterlife but the bible says that eventually you will be resurrected and when that happens you are reunited with your body. They didn't have zombie movies back then so they may have imagined that differently than we do now.
I'm not an atheist though. I'm agnostic. I think the whole atheist outlook on life and death is too negative. They say take life as it comes, why not take death as it comes?