Is there an afterlife?


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Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

Based on every objective medical, biological and targeted academic study and every bit of available evidence, afterlife is extraordinarily unlikely.

We live on in the minds of those who knew us. 

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

While continued living past death is a myth, we go on living in our genetic code, the memories of us in family and friends, and the impact we made on this earth.

Once the spark of conscious has ceased, so then do we.

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Ty Hibb answered

I'm not sure what you mean by afterlife. There are a number of ideas that are in circulation. If you believe that the bible is the word of God than you would like to know what it says on the matter. The bible says when we die that we cease to exist (Eccl :5,10). It also says that there will be a resurrection to life for the purpose of inhabiting the earth with people that are willing to accept the loving guidance of their creator. (Matt 5:5) Here is a link for more details.

Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

It never ends

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I dunno.

Reasonably, logically, when you're dead, you're dead. Omar put it quite simply with, "the flower that once has blown forever dies". He won't get any argument from me.

And yet I've had a few experiences that lead me to think that there just MIGHT be something beyond.

That's just an opinion and I won't get into it unless challenged (it would take too much explaining).

As an old man I need to face the reality of dying and, to be honest, I expect oblivion. It isn't something to fret about. How can you fret when you cease to exist? Of course, I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised.

There is one aspect of any possible afterlife that I'm certain of. There will be no Heaven and no Hell. These are the carrot and stick of organised religion and are used wilfully to intimidate or bribe adherents to believe. Fear is the great motivator.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
If there's pasta, Hippy, they can book me in. And pizza, of course ... otherwise it wouldn't be Heaven.
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
I was just reading an article, with pictures, about a devout Pastafarian in Massachusetts that was allowed to wear an aluminum colander on her head for her drivers license photo. She stated that it was a requirement of her religion.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Of course. Had she been a convert from Islam her colander would have been filled with spaghetti that would have draped over her face.
Hope This Helps Profile
Hope This Helps answered

No, there is no 'afterlife', in the sense that most people probably think of one.  As some others have noted, when one dies, one is dead.

However, perhaps the proper way to put the question, might be: 'Is their life after death?'

And the Bible- at Acts 24:15- addresses this, when the apostle Paul stated: "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."

But this is an event, that is scheduled to take place in the future, at a linear point in time.  And since the passage of time cannot be detected by the dead, no more than an instant will seem to pass, between one's death, and one's resurrection.

The popular concept of an 'afterlife' was born at Genesis 3:4:

"At this the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die".

This is the first recorded lie.

...and the first recorded suggestion of 'spiritsm'- which involves deceptive concepts related to the dead.  And from it, sprung horrible tales of fiery hells and ghostly zones of timeless entrapment, countless deceptive teachings and philosophies.

Concerning that  point in time when  the dead will be resurrected, and live again, the Bible says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”- Rev.21:4

A linear point in time when Jehovah will act!

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Thrice Gotcha
Thrice Gotcha commented
Paul was also a deceiver and a liar
Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
According to another story, when you leave town "Hank" will give you a million dollars, but you cannot ever have contact with anyone in town again. Of course Jake says this is so, and it's written down dictated from Hank to Jake, so it has to be true.

Just because "it is written", especially by sources that have no actual evidence and often times are questionable, is no reason to believe there is anything beyond what we have in the here and now.
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Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

The Bible answers that at Ecclesiates 9:5 ,"The living know that they will die but the dead knows nothing at all "  All who have died are  in the grave awaiting for God to bring  them back to life just as Jesus brought Lazarus back to life and presented him to his family at John11:32-44," The man who had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them "Free him and let him go."  This is an example of what God will do in the future when wickedness is removed from the earth.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

Solomon was inspired to say that “the fate of the sons of men and the fate of the beasts is the same. As is the death of one so is the death of the other . . . Man is not higher than the beasts . . . All go to one place, all are of the dust, and all will be turned to dust again.”—Ecclesiastes 3:19, 20, The Bible in Basic English. Although written by King Solomon, the above words were inspired by God and form part of his written Word, the Bible. These scriptures, along with many others in the Bible, do not support the popular belief that something inside us survives death to live on in another form. (Genesis 2:7; 3:19; Ezekiel 18:4) Is God then telling us that “dust,” or nothingness, is the ultimate end for all humans? Definitely not! The Bible does not teach that any part of a human survives death. Yet, it does offer an unmistakably clear hope for those who die. That hope is the resurrection!

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Depending on what religion you believe ... Yes.

Scientifically ... There is no evidence of one.

If our reality is but a computer simulation - the afterlife may be a sequel.

Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

The truth is that no one knows. That's the only thing we can say for sure.

Everything else about an afterlife is personal opinion.

Me? I don't think there is one. We have this concept called life, and we have a concept called death. Death is the end of life. So an afterlife is entirely oxymoronic.

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