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do you believe in an afterlife? S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
24th Mar '13

I'm doing a philosophy argument on why I believe there is an afterlife.



So I'm curious, what does everyone else think?



I'm not trying to start a religious debate. Just a plain yes/no why/why not.



Personally, I do believe there is something. What that something is, obviously I will not know until I die.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
24th Mar '13

I really don't know what I believe.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I really don't know what I believe."


that's how I was all through my early teens, even now sometimes. Just with some miraculous experiences I have, and the death of close loves ones, I believe there is something after we die. Hopefully. lol

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
24th Mar '13

The idea of anything being after is implausible to me. I believe there is nothing.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cocking, EU, Europe 126055 posts
24th Mar '13

Yes

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
24th Mar '13

Nope, I don't know why I believe that there is no afterlife, I guess the idea just doesn't make any sense to me.



I do wonder if I'll change my mind as I get older though.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" The idea of anything being after is implausible to me. I believe there is nothing."


why? just because?



I'm just curious of other's thoughts on this.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6240 posts
24th Mar '13

Yup, I believe in God. I believe that the earth will be remade into what people often call "heaven" I dont believe in "hell" though. In the bible when it refers to hell it is actually translated from a word in Hebrew that means "the grave"... so I believe that people who dont go to "heaven" will just no longer exists. I dont believe in a God who would/could burn his so called "beloved children" for eternity.

♥MamaToS&O♥ 2 kids; ., IL, United States 11781 posts
status 24th Mar '13

Yes. I believe there is something. Not sure exactly what but we shall see. I also believe in ghosts. And in order to believe in ghosts you must believe there is something after death.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
24th Mar '13

Energy cannot be created or destroyed. I believe that the afterlife is just some great source of energy where are one with "God" and yet aware of our lives on Earth. For some there is joy in this, but for some agony because we reach "enlightenment" and can see the truth of our actions in life without the limitation of our earthly perspective.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
24th Mar '13

I don't believe there is. I want there to be, but I just can't buy into it. People are afraid of death so that's why the idea of heaven was created, I believe. We think with our brain, it controls everything. When that shuts down, we are gone. There is no way to exist without your brain/body. I guess I have a very scientific view on things.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:" why? just because? I'm just curious of other's thoughts on this. "


I don't believe in a god in any form, either. The simplest explanation is that none of these things exist. I don't spend much time thinking about it. I know I won't know for sure until I die, and I'd rather live in such a way that this is all we have and we ought to cherish it, rather than hold out for something no one can possibly KNOW exists.



Gods, afterlife, all that just seems implausible enough to me that it may as well be impossible. I'm an atheist more than agnostic.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
24th Mar '13

nah.




i dont believe in souls, ghosts, demons, afterlives, people looking down on you, god, reincarnation....



what we are is what we are, if you want to call that a soul -cool. I just think when our bodies die, so does our consciousness. to think we live this life just so we can prepare for another seems dumb to me. when you are gone you are gone. I think its pretty egotistical to think we are anything more than any other living form on this planet.



but to each their own, and im all for people having something to believe or a reason that helps them cope with life or whatever. just seems odd to me.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
24th Mar '13

Also, the idea of going to heaven and existing forever and ever and ever and never having any end has always scared the shit out of me. It used to keep me awake as a child.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8306 posts
24th Mar '13

I believe we wont know until we find out lol



But in the great words of Albert Einstein...