The afterlife is an area of human consciousness we all enter upon leaving the physical world at physical death. Throughout history we’ve been puzzled with the question, is there life after death? Along the way, our religions and various philosophers offered beliefs to answer this commonly asked question. However, many of the answers contradict each other making it hard to figure out. Nothing offers more courage than the confidence that there is a better life for those who use the present to prepare for eternity. While some believe it’s impossible to know whether there is life after death, belief in immortality is a timeless phenomenon.
Through the years there have been many philosophers that do not believe in life after death, one of them is David Hume. David Hume was a British imperialist to the extreme. He only believed in what he could see. He felt that if you can’t see your soul then they must not exist. The same hold true for the afterlife or heaven. He felt that when you died that was it; your life was over and nothing more. Buddhists also don’t believe in life after death meaning heaven. Buddhist believes that when one dies he is reborn again and this continues until the person reached nirvana. Nirvana is a state in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion. In the Buddhist religion there is no god to save you or to show you the way. To reach nirvana you must achieve insight and wisdom.
In Christianity it is believed that life after death does exit. The argument to support it being that after Jesus died he rose from the dead, proving that the soul is not destroyed after death. All the Christian teachings and beliefs come from the bible and it states for god loved the world so much that he gave his only son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Hinduism, one of the oldest surviving religions of the world, has a strong faith in life after death. According to Hinduism, we are punished or rewarded according to our earlier birth sins or good work. What we do when we leave the physical world will never be known with absolute certainty until our time comes. Until then we must take into consideration all the possibilities and choose the one that makes sense to us the most.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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