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Believers, how do you KNOW there is life after death?


I am always interested, and quite envious, about people who are completely convinced of an afterlife. People who believe in the afterlife, do you feel that you KNOW there is life after death and if so how can you be so sure?

 

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 3 years ago

    Nicely said, CV.


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Thanks for your answer- let me know when your novel is finished I would love to read it. Did you ever study possible naturalistic explanations for NDEs and if so did they convince you at all?


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    No that makes sense- guess you shouldn't believe in God just for potential rewards- God would see through that , that is why Pascal's Wager fails.


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Yes what people believe happens in life after death is a whole other kettle of fish or more likely, can of worms- maybe I'll go down that road for my next question...

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Yes I teach about NDEs and so am familiar with them but I am also familiar with plenty of naturalistic explanations for them too so they don't provide enough proof for me.

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    Michael-Milec 3 years ago

    H'm. Sounds quite interesting in conjunction to the above question related to " faith " and " belief " . Do these ' Theresa Capputo and John Edwards have something extra supportive to the FAITH's origin ?

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    My answer would be cos life is unfair- because we are the product of evolution and sometimes there are mutations- surely disteleology is evidence against God!


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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    Yes Kolin, that's the thing. If we want to know, we have to study. One can't just speculate or look at the Bible in terms of Western views. The Bible is a middle eastern book & an excellent historical reference regarding those times. It teaches w

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    when you see a ghost can you tell it is a ghost- do they look different?

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    I have seen quite a bit about youngsters who do remember some stuff- this makes a very convincing case for reincarnation I have to admit- even for a skeptic like me!

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    I never said I knew anything


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    yes I believe in life after death in that sense- but I meant a more traditional religious view of living on in heaven or else in a new life etc


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Yeah there are a lot of potential awkward moments if the afterlife is real- like if a widow remarries who are they with in heaven? I always think about that


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    Arun Ramchandramurthy (rayasa) 3 years ago

    Exactly. You said it! We are sons and daughters of an immortal soil. Birth and death are superficial to the soul. Once we understand that we are not this body, we'll be sure of the nature of the supreme soul in a tangible way.


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    OK so it seems a believer's conviction in the afterlife comes first from their conviction in a divine being.Perhaps unless you have this then you cannot always be so certain of the afterlife.


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    OK, I get that on a theoretical level. But it is still all about ifs. So for instance IF we assume God is just then there must be some kind of recompense in an afterlife but what if God is not just or doesn't even exist?

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    Mahmo 3 years ago

    Faith is found in all holy books not the bible alone .

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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    But again- if I base belief in the afterlife on the Bible that begs the question how can I know the Bible is the word of God when evidence suggests it is the words of men- and even then only the words the Church wanted us to see?


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Oh go on then. Give us some examples ;-)


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    Why?


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    Meg Moon 3 years ago

    There are no contradictions on the Bible? Seriously!Genesis has two different accounts of creation. The Gospels give two separate accounts of the birth of Jesus. Also re the prophecy- there is no historical evidence to back them up


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