Does an afterlife exist? What happens when us human beings die?
The way you pose the question implies there's a concise yes or no answer. There isn't.
And i don't think it should matter, at the end of the day it's up to you.
You could try and rationalize it by saying matter can't be destroyed, therefore at some level our essence should still remain, even if it's different or non sentient.
You can embrace sentimentality like me and hope there is an afterlife so that the hardships of the earth don't feel meaningless..
Or you can choose not to. All are equally valid stances.
But at the end of day even if we could confirm the existence of an afterlife the questions then become which religion's afterlife was it if any at all? Is the afterlife guaranteed for all or exclusive etc and other headache inducing questions.
All that matters inevitably, is that you live your life to the fullest, treasuring it and all that jazz
Acts 24:15- “ And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Psalm 37:29- “ The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.”
Matthew 5:5- “ Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.”
@dbzfan44: I'll re-post what I had in the last thread like this...
No. But every living being is composed of energy and that energy becomes part of the Universe even after death so hopefully that gives some comfort.
From physicist Aaron Freemen -
"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed.
You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you.
And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly."
There better be. Fading into non-existence is not a really much better thought than hell.
Mortality is the only truly thing I fear about in life, even though I shouldn't think too much of it.
maybe not, but hells a lot worse dude, burning for eternity in a fire? not my thing tbh.
This is almost a silly question at this point, if you consider that the largest block of the human population is Christian. Christianity is rooted in Jesus' resurrection from the dead and His teachings/Gospel about Heaven and Hell. The afterlife is as sure a thing as Jesus's existence as a historical figure; trying to create a debate about that for whatever reason, including seeking out what other religions might say about Jesus is seeking excuses and indoctrinating yourself, as Jesus is a fact of life and reality. With that being the case, yes, there has to be an afterlife; but, I also agree, that in that speck of doubt, there wouldn't be a definite yes or no answer, but where in all likelihood, there is an afterlife in the mold of what Jesus described about it.
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