This is a discussion on Do You Believe In Life After Death within the General Chit-Chat forum, part of the Off Topic Chat; ***THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS DEBATE***
I just want to know if you believe that there is a life after ...
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Religion was invented by the powerful to control the weak - to give them a reason to believe their shitty life has meaning. Do as your told in this life, be rewarded in the next.
I want to believe, but there's no supporting evidence of any kind and quite frankly, the whole notion of an afterlife is antiquated. I spent the first 8 years of my life in an apocalyptic cult passing themselves off as a Christian church, so it's not like I come from an Atheist background. I just fail to see the relevance in an age of science and education.
Religion's response is quite simply "faith". If you believe hard enough in something, it's bound to come true...sounds like wishful thinking and fairy tales. There's little more reason to believe in God, the Devil, Heaven or Hell than Santa Claus or Bigfoot.
If there is an afterlife, I don't believe it's an exclusive realm for those who subscribe to one God Club or another... everyone gets a shot. I'd like it to be your soul travelling the universe for eternity. I'd hang around and check on my kids before taking off on my journey to infinity.
Last edited by ant1th3s1s; 09-23-2012 at 04:47 AM.
Religion was invented by the powerful to control the weak
Only this millennium religions do such things, true faith comes from an individual
And besides our ancestors true religion was mathematics, science, and astrology
And they say humans have been evolving into smarter beings smh
To be on topic, I'm a practicing Buddhist and yes the belief of an afterlife is present but our concepts are much different with the term
I will never disrespect other people beliefs as long as it never deals with harming others and forcing others to submit to it
I believe in right and wrong first and am not sure if I believe in life after death because the alternative scares me , I hope there is cause then what would be the point of being right here right now .
It's too in-depth of a conversation for me to go into on here... but basically religion is a farce and an exuse for killing... on the global scale and in the media... I'm not saying it as an umbrella statement (I respect the peaceful believers and the right to believe or not)... or to be inflammatory... the non-belief in higher power goes hand-in-hand with my belief of no after-life... I watched my father die... gone forever, is that man. I try to take the good aspects of him with me in life... to live for today... not kid myself about tomorrow.