hey, i would like to give you my aprecciation about being an organ donor, i'm a donor and i'm not religious more a espiritual person and this is my way of thinking. iam here to do something an change someone's life. when i went to update my id the police officer asked me if i wanted to be a donor and i didn't even hesitate whith my answer "yes", i didn't thought that maybe i would save somebody's life, or that my parents wouldn't like my choice, when i answered yes without even thinking i think it was my body answering for me. like you say our soul cannot be divided and your personalitty doesn't gets stuck in our organs, maybe our hearts, but that's just me being romantic :)
i think it very brave of you to think ahead, and put yourself in a position most parent would say no, and spare two lifes in one. hope it helps!
I think it’s amazing that you were able to make a decision so easily and without worrying; I guess I’m a lot more prone to indecisiveness…
I just think that if it’s going to save someone else, and I’m going to be dead and I’ll have no use for it, then why not?
I watched a series once where this guy went to a place between heaven and Earth because he didn't have a fulfilling life or something or amnesia of his life or something.
It turned out that he deserved to go to Heaven because he was trapped in a tunnel with loads of other people, and just before he died he wrote down that he wanted to donate his organs and save lives.
I know you don't believe in that stuff, but the moral for you is 'you're saving people - so what's so bad about it?'
And personally, I believe that we're spirits, the body just makes us function physically. So when you die, you spirit leaves the body (dunno where to yet) - your 'parts' aren't what make you function as an inner-being... If you get what I mean?
So, all in all, I think it'd be a very selfless and generous thing if you did it. I've considered it too. But I don't really wanna think about death right now ;p
Yeah, I mean I’m pretty sure that if there was a soul then it wouldn’t have anything to do with the physical being, I’m just thinking…
What holds your conscience?
Because if it’s your brain or heart, then if you have that transplanted into someone else (lolwut is there even such thing as a brain transplant I’m pretty sure there isn’t), does that mean that you’re still partly alive inside them? And then there’s the whole question of whether all parts of you hold some conscience, like kidney/eye/whatnot which is more likely to get transplanted…
That’s my only real worry, if you’re gonna call it that….
I've been wanting to become an organ donor for about a year now, my Mum is quite unsure about it.
I'm an atheist so for me religion doesn't come into the equation.
I just figured that it would save lives and it would just be a really good way to help someone.
Hope this helped :)
Yeah same, I asked my mum if she was one and she said no and when I asked her why she was like ‘well what if it cuts up my soul? what if it changes the way I am in the afterlife?’ but yeah, I don’t even know if I believe in an afterlife, so…
i think being an organ donor is an incredibly awesome thing to do. i really don't think that your soul has anything to do with your body at all, but that's just my personal belief.
um, have you ever seen seven pounds? will smith is in it. it's a fabulous movie but it's really, really sad--it has to do with organ donating. i would watch it.
but, honestly, i think you should go for it if you want to.
I think I might watch that, sounds like a good idea. And yeah, I just think like, if it was like the situation where it was one of my family I would give it in an instant, so why should it be any different with others?
So I was in the doctors today, and there was this poster on Organ Donation. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently and I think I’d quite like to go on the Organ Donor List, because I know people who are having a hard time at the moment because relatives can’t find organs.
I’m just trying to weight up the pros and cons of it all; obviously if you do it’s going to help save someones life, and you’re dead anyway, what are you going to do with it blah blah.
But then there’s the ‘what if it harms my soul’ argument my mum brought up. I’m not personally religious so idk what I believe happens when you die, but I think that if there is a soul then it’s nothing to do with your body. But then there’s also the ‘what parts of you make you’ thing, because if everything does, then does that mean you’ll technically be still alive through alive body parts? (kinda like the whole thing in Unwind - Neal Shusterman)
So yeah, I’d just like to know all of your opinions on it to see if it can help me make a decision on what to do?
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