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Is there life after death?


Is there life after death?

Is the concept of some sort of continued life or self awareness after death strictly a religious belief? We all know we are animals related to all other animals on the planet so why would we be eternal and not all the other animals? Does seeing a "ghost" prove there is like after death? Or does it only happen to those who already believe in life after death?
 
I know a person who doesn't believe in life after death but also claims she believes in ghosts. When I pointed out that you can't logically believe in both her answer was "sure I can". Science has pretty well described what "near death experiences" are all about and there is nothing supernatural about them. So why do we continue to believe in things we don't understand, that make no sense and cannot be verified? Any thoughts on the subject?


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"sure I can".



and she can, faith/belief doesnt require logic or proof


even the OT doesnt make any claims for life after death, to suggest that God made man complete with an 'after life' is a nonsense because when God made man he made him incapable of death so the creation of an 'after life' must have come after the fall but no where does the Bible mention its creation nor does the OT mention its existence



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For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten - Ecclesiastes 9:5

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I have no idea if there is an afterlife. And if there is I don't know if I end up in heaven or hell. But I will have already served my time in purgatory. That would ne the 13 years I travelled internationally got Bechtel.

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Is there life after death?

The logical, scientific answer would be no. There is no more reason to think humans continue to exist in some form after death than to think a computer continues to process information after the power is turn off.

But then there is much about the universe and life that we still don't understand. We actually know very little.

One thing I've wondered about is when, where and why the idea of an afterlife originated.

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From people who think their is a better life after death? This isn't a modern phenonoma, there are plenty in history, Norse, African tribes, Egypt, Greek, Roman and Jewish, then there is reincarnation. I don't bug people who believe in it, they don't fear death, seeing people who die that don't believe and fear death is really horrible.
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people when faced with death either their own or that of a close loved one, who find comfort in the thought of an after life are in my (very limited experience) as rare as hens teeth!

The one that sticks in my mind is a fundamentalist christian whose father was killed by terrorists when they shot up a church he genuinely seemed to believe that his father had been (as he put it) raised to glory.

Most people merely give lipservice to the tired old myth about "going to be with their maker" - even when there was nothing in their lives that would suggest that this would ever be their destination!


Actually contrary to what many christians believe the dead will lie in their graves until the day of judgement the idea of rising up to heaven at the point of death has no scriptural basis (for any one)
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I have to disagree as I've lost count on how many persons I've seen die and those with a strong faith go a lot easier, that they end up in their graves with nothing isn't really important, nor is others beliefs or non beliefs, all immaterial.
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Is there life after death?

We can only wait and see.
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" Its not that I am afraid of death its just I don't want to be there when it happens"

....Woody Allan

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