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Proof there is an afterlife!

Updated on March 26, 2009

Life after Death

Right I away I will admit that I am a Christian that believes what the Bible says. Hence I believe in a Heaven and Hell.  But I am here not to prove the existence of Heaven or Hell, but I'm going to attempt to explain my theory on why I know there is Life after death.  Right up front I will say I believe in ghosts and am fascinated by the ghost hunting shows and believe they capture actual footage of people that still exist after passing away, but this not my attempt at proving life after death I'm just stating it as evidence.  Anyway my theory goes as follows...   I have no way of proving to you that I am conscious and aware of my existence besides the fact that I'm telling you now that I am conscious and aware.  But lets say when I am 35 years old I get hit in my head so hard that all memory even my name gets wiped out of my head.  I mean I don't remember a thing and my memory never comes back to me.  For all I know waking up in that hospital bed is my first day alive.  But it wasn't! It would seem like my first day alive because I don't remember my past, but as far as I would know, I would think I was born a 35 year old man.  What does this have to do with the afterlife?  Well lets say when we die we turn into nothing, being non exsistant, no consciousness no memory of our life just nothing.  Well just like me thinking I was born a 35 year old man, and my first day of consciousness being when I wake up, If we were to have our memory and consciousness wiped clean when we die, we would already be there as far as we know.  If we are not going to be able to remember a thing after we die, we would already be unconcious of our life and pretty much not know we ever existed. I hope your following me because many people loose me there.  I mean, if we are going to return to being nothing, we would already be unaware of our lives!  Since we are conscious of ourselves right now, and know we exist, that means in the future we will be able to look back at this moment and say yes I remember reading that article!  And since we can't return into being nothing (actually maybe some people might, I can only speak on my own behalf of being consciously aware) that means after we die, in one way or another you will still be able to say, yes I remember when I was alive and read that article, (actually the Bible says our memory will be even better after we die).  Do you follow me? I hope so! It's so hard to explain but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense.  If it makes sense to you then this next part will be cool to you.  I can't tell the future, but I kind of can!  I know one thing about my future that can't possibly happen... I know I will never be hit in my head so hard that my memory gets wiped clean!  Since I am conscious right now, and can remember yesterday, and my past, I will always be able to remember!  Because if my memory gets wiped clean, I would think I was born on my first day of being awake and aware.  Now I know this is complicating and I would love to hear what people think.  Please comment or ask questions or give your ideas.  Let me know if what I said did or did not make sense.  Thanks! 


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      Indiana Jones 3 years ago

      I have thought this same concept for a long time. I am really glad I found this. It is so hard to explain to others.

      I explained it to my kids and one of my daughter finally gets it for the most part. She helped explain it even better than I could.

      She said, "Death is inevitable. It is going to happen. There is no escaping it. If there were no such thing as an afterlife and you are going to die (inevitably), EVERYTHING would be wiped clear and you wouldn't remember a thing. So you wouldn't remember what is happening right now if it were all going to be wiped clean."

      That was a good way to explain it, I thought.

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      3 years ago

      I completely agree with this article, though I have abandoned my faith in God. I was searching for things similar to this, to see if anyone else had the same idea as I. I am very glad to have found this.

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      wwwpedia 5 years ago

      I pity you... too bad...some people think they came in to being all by them selves and perhaps can get away with horrific crimes... hahaha ... well I cannot even think to imagine if youre or your family are victims! enjoy!

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      pamuk 5 years ago

      wwwpedia, that's not evidence for a hereafter. Just because it's nice to imagine that justice should prevail, it doesn't necessarily follow that a hereafter exists to take care of injustice.

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      wwwpedia 5 years ago

      What punishment can the human law give Hitler?

      Hitler incinerated six million Jews during his reign of terror. Even if the law had arrested him, what punishment can the human law give Hitler for justice to prevail? The most they can do is to send Hitler to the gas chamber. But that will only be punishment for the killing of one Jew.

      What about the remaining five million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine Jews?

      If he escape after murdering six million human beings, then where is justice? justice come here...follow

      God can burn Hitler more than six million times in hellfire.

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      anon 6 years ago

      this is absolutely retarded. you claim to know a fact. you can only remember things when the brain is functioning correctly. if the brain dies, you and you memories die. stupid christian.

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      Anon 6 years ago

      I've thought about this some more, and my comment. The more I think about it, it seems that when I read what you wrote in your last paragraph (the part about not getting hit in the head) it seems dubious. How can I know that something won't happen to you tomorrow. However, if I read it as if it is me saying it, I have much more confidence that it is correct. It makes much more sense from my own subjective point of reference.

      So you can have confidence in what you are saying about your experience, and I can have confidence in mine, but neither of us can have that same level of confidence about the other, due to the subjective nature of consciousness. So, that is why the argument only works on the individual level. But that is where spirituality begins - with the self.

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      Anon 6 years ago

      I agree with just about everything in this article. In fact, it is what I had been thinking before as well. However, strangely, I felt a mix of emotions after reading it.

      There is one problem I have with it, in the last part. When you say "I know I will never be hit in my head so hard that my memory gets wiped clean!" it might make sense to you, but it sounds like an invitation for bad karma. It turns out that Scott Bolzan basically did have his memory wiped clean. If he thought the same thoughts that you wrote here, it probably wouldn't have prevented that. So rather than saying "I will never be hit on the head so hard..." you should say "Whatever might happen to me, whatever memory loss I might experience later in life, I can be reasonably sure it will not be permanent."

      However, I agree with the article, but it is really only something that each of us can know for ourselves, not something we can prove to others.

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      Andrew Knight 7 years ago

      Yeah, I get it. I'm working on an article related to this. (See "House of Pleasure" at

      I'd love to chat with you. afknight at gmail

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      knivez 8 years ago

      Interesting, I was thinking the same thing.