Warmly Welcome To My Personal Blog

Enjoy From New Posts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What Happens After You Die?

The question of what happens after a person dies is a concern of many people, especially as they reach old age. One would like to think there is some sort of existence after the death of the physical body. Those who believe that humans have a spiritual aspect or possess a soul also believe that the spirit continues to exist after the death of the physical body.

Depending on the person's religion, some believe that the soul goes to Heaven (or to Hell, for bad people), while others believe that the soul or spirit is reincarnated into another person or even an animal. Those who do not believe a person has a soul usually believe that once you are dead there is no other existence.

Believing in some sort of existence after death can be comforting. Examination of the various beliefs can help you make up your mind about this issue.

Questions you may have include:

What are some views on eternal life after death?
What about reincarnation?
What do atheists believe?
This lesson will answer those questions. There is a mini-quiz near the end of the lesson.

Near-death experiences
Many people who have almost died but then came back to life have had near-death experiences (NDE), which seem to be a glimpse of life after death. Whether or not NDE is reality is up for debate. People with the experience say it is true, while some scientists say it is a physical reaction.
People of other religions believe that once your physical body dies, you can return to Earth as another person or even as an animal. This is called reincarnation. Buddhists, Hindus and some other religions have this belief.

Past lives
There are stories of people who claim to have visited their past lives through hypnotism. Often they can state facts that they couldn't possibly know.

Some questions
Some questions concerning being reincarnated after passing away include:

Why haven't these people ever recalled being animals in their past lives?
Why can't everyone recall having a past life?
Why isn't reincarnation accepted in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths?
Nothing else or not sure
There are people who don't believe in any sort of spiritual existence, and there are also people who have never given it a thought.

People who don't believe in the existence of any spiritual aspects of humans, obviously don't believe in God or any Supreme Being. They believe that once you're dead, you're dead. That's it. There's nothing else.

It seems that these people look at the body as simply a magnificent machine.

Never thought about it
Among this group are many people who have no formal religion and have never given any thought to what happens after a person dies. Perhaps it is beyond their comprehension or something they would rather not think about.

"What happens after your physical body dies?" is an age old question that no one can really answer. After all these thousands and millions of years, no one can really prove what happens. We have the statements from the various religions and the beliefs of the relatively few people who dare to think about it.

No comments:

Post a Comment