As a spin off of the "What do you think happens when you die" question I wanted to ask this...
Many see the idea of no afterlife as sad, yet those who believe in an afterlife tend to have a belief that there can be a negative one in store for some - be it hell or just a sucky life next time around.
So, my question is, How is the idea of NO afterlife any worse than a belief that someone could end up in Hell or with a horrid next life? OR How is the belief in an afterlife better than no afterlife if one runs the risk of not having a positive afterlife experience? Isn't it better not to have something than to have something bad?
**As most of you know I do believe in an afterlife, so I'm not trying to "bash" this belief. I am a firm believer in reincarnation, but with that belief comes the understanding that next time around could be much worse than this one - or much better...
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:34 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by cynthiaesquivel at 3:50 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
I don't get it either. Sometimes I think those that believe in an afterlife must view a belief in no afterlife as me sitting in a dark room by myself going "This sucks. I wish I was in heaven." or something. I mean...I won't have a consciousness to give a shit. They realize that, right? There are no value judgements to be made on the situation like sad, angry, missing out on something etc. I die and my consciousness goes with it. The candle is extinguished.
Answer by deadheadjen at 9:21 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
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