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Steve Jobs’s Final Words: “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”

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13 Responses to Steve Jobs’s Final Words: “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”

  1. According to TS Eliot the world ends “not with a bang, but with a whimper.” According to Steve Jobs, our lives end with a WOW! Clearly it’s not the end of a thing, but a beginning; a big bang.

  2. Food For Thought

    Food for thought ??? So apparently Zen Buddhism is truly the ONLY way to enlightenment ???

    In other words Steve Jobs is still alive or reincarnated somewhere in that Buddhist Universal Cosmos of constantly recycling recirculating energy only to be redeposited back to Earth to repeat mistake after mistake until he finally gets it right when he attains NIRVANA where it all ends in nonexistance!

    Funny, doesn’t all the atheists/agnostics gang members already know this ???

  3. …pretty sure it said at the end there Steve wasn’t so sure anymore and wen’t from complete denier of God to being 50/50. Death started to scare him I think.

  4. Sonfaro:

    “…pretty sure it said at the end there Steve wasn’t so sure anymore and wen’t from complete denier of God to being 50/50. Death started to scare him I think.”
    ====

    So he had a Death Bed confession of sorts kind of like we see in the movies ??? At best a 50/50 conversion ??? I seem to remember in Revelation Jesus was against lukewarmness.

    Hmmmmmmmmmm???

  5. It wasn’t even a confession really. Just a mysterious quote by a smart guy whose ‘atheism’ was troubled as he went on in life. The ‘Food for thought’ is what the heck did this guy see… if he saw anything at all.

    And yeah, God is against being lukewarm.

  6. So the fact that people are terrified by imminent death is an opportunity for smirking amongst those who face it with a glad heart? Similar grave-dancing, and an expectation that he was being nicely toasted somewhere, greeted Gould’s demise, and no doubt will follow Dawkins. Nice.

  7. So the fact that people are terrified by imminent death is an opportunity for smirking amongst those who face it with a glad heart? Similar grave-dancing, and an expectation that he was being nicely toasted somewhere, greeted Gould’s demise, and no doubt will follow Dawkins. Nice.

    That’s what you take out of this posting… interesting.

    For the record I don’t think many religious folk face death with a “glad” heart — there is always more we would like to accomplish while here. This life is after all the only one we know, we have a strong connection to it, and facing the unknown is always daunting, but we trust and accept that we are going to a better place.

  8. Eocene,
    Zen Buddhism doesn’t claim it is the only way

  9. …who is smirking?

    -_-

  10. I’ve been intrigued with near-death experiences, ever since a friend told me about his.

    He dived off a cliff into a river and came up short. His skull was cracked open on a rock in shallow water. He was in and out of cardiac arrest for an extended period of time, and he described to me how he found himself observing the entire thing from outside his body as he was rushed to an ICU in an ambulance while paramedics repeatedly got his heart to begin beating again with CPR.

    I asked him, “What were you thinking while observing yourself dying, from a perspective outside your physical body?” He said, “Mick, you really screwed up this time.” He told me that he could see his brain matter exposed in the gash in his skull, and knew that he would die.

    But he didn’t.

    I quizzed Mick at length about his near-death experience. He was un-philosophical about the entire thing, but insisted that he was completely lucid while observing his “death” from outside his physical body, and described in great detail all the resuscitation efforts of the EMTs, and how they repeatedly declared that he was lost, but they kept trying.

    One can attempt to explain away such experiences with hypoxia or some such, but everything he described was later validated through medical records.

  11. I think Steve Jobs saw what was coming in the after-life. I read somewhere some time ago that as Joseph Stalin died, he looked beyond the people surrounding him and expressed absolute terror at what he apparently had seen and then passed away.

    My mother had clinically died once and after being resuscitated cried that she had come back to this world. She told me she experienced more peace and love than in her whole life. She saw her dead loved ones who told her she wasn’t finished yet and had to go back. That was more than 20 years ago and since then she has had absolutely no fear of dying. When God decides, He will take you home.

  12. Yes I’m sure they have varying religious denominations just as any other omnipresent animistic Church.

  13. Gil:

    Pim van Lommel is a Dutch cardiologist who became so interested in the near-death experiences of some of his patients that he initiated a scientific study of the experiences of his and other patients during periods of total brain inactivity while undergoing cardiac arrest. He reports his findings in a book titled, “Consciousness Beyond Life”. Many of the experiences he recorded were quite similar to your friend’s. But the ones that are probably more relevant to Jobs’ “Wow” were experienced by people who left the immediate vicinity of their bodies and experienced overwhelming peace and love.

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