The authors of the ‘everlasting life’ or ‘Life after death’ stories obviously did not think the concepts through before claiming them to be divine truth.
Some things just don’t add up, for instance, if our consciousness lifts off the brain when we die, does this include our language ability, education and all our memories? If we don’t take our memories with us, how will we do things like recognize dead relatives once we too enter the afterlife? What’s the point of living a life spent worshipping if it’s all to be forgotten? If we do take our memories, do we take them all? What if we were abused during childhood, do we remember this for eternity?
If it’s just simply a ‘consciousness’ in the afterlife, which senses will this consciousness possess? Sight, hearing, touch? We must have touch or some sense of pain otherwise eternal fire would be pointless. We must have some sort of sight if we are able to look down from heaven to see the suffering in hell. If we do have sight, can we then read? In what language? What if we were Muslim girls that weren’t allowed to read? (Are these Muslim girls the virgins promised to martyrs? Do they have a choice? Are they finally allowed to read in paradise?).
We must have some senses in order to experience eternal bliss or damnation.
According to the Bible, Jesus took his body into heaven when he ascended. What did he do with this body? If he has a body, does this mean we will have a body too? As Jesus went with his body broken – holes in hands & feet etc. It follows that we get our body in its ‘final’ condition. Not a happy thought!
None of this makes any sense at all, and yet when confronted with these questions people simply ignore the obvious and go with the wishful non-thinking option.
… Is it too much to accept that when we die… we are dead?
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