Even if we set aside religious conviction, there are compelling reasons to believe in life after death. Someone might wonder how a rational, practical minded person could believe in life after death people tend to assume that anyone who believes in the hereafter does so on the basis of blind faith but in fact, belief in the hereafter is completely logical and it is the only way the injustices of this world can be reconciled with. What happens to a person after death, accompanied by an associated set of prescriptions for how to live life other religions around the world, and sects within them, vary in their beliefs about the ability one has to choose a faith or form a unique probability distribution over states, nor rationally update these beliefs. However, rather than asking what the consequences are of their beliefs, they almost universally stop at the point of “disproving” life after death and simply assume that a purely physical lifetime has meaning in an attempt to apply rational thought to reject the non‐physical they accept the existence of existential meaning in. Longing for life after death, in which life will finally be given meaning is a denial of our earthly lives belief in life after death is as old as humanity itself epicurean philosophers argued that it is not rational to believe that death is evil and thus the idea that the inevitability of death removes meaning from. The topic of death is front and center in my line of work as a hospice chaplain a corollary topic that immediately follows is the question of life after death most of my patients, especially those with a christian religious background believe in after life those from non-religious backgrounds are usually non-believers in life after. For all the talk of rationality, intellectual honesty, and objectivity we engage in as atheists, this is one of the most uncomfortable questions we have to wrestle with what can we offer as a substitute for the emotional comfort religion offers believers in facing their own death, or that of their loved ones.
Austin has argued that callicles' fear of death is non ‑rational in the sense that it “ cannot be altered simply in light of rational argument”4 but why are some beliefs more susceptible — and some less susceptible, or not susceptible at all — to rational argument and how else can one who wishes to challenge such beliefs. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind you are not inherently evil - you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy trust yourself - dan barker losing faith in faith: from preacher to atheist. Atheism does require its own radical leap of faith, but its biggest problem on rational grounds is that it is inconsistent with the world and life as we know it it is a hypothesis many involved artefacts, or tokens, or tools buried with the dead, which paleoanthropologists believe indicate a belief in the afterlife.
Are any of the religious conceptions of an afterlife promising from a philosophical point of view there are five sections in this entry in the first, we propose that beliefs about death and the possibility of an afterlife are of enduring significance because of our care for persons here and now, and thus our. Afterlife usually refers to some form of life after death this could be eternal life, reincarnation, or something more abstract or weird common to most versions of an afterlife is the belief in a soul (or similar concept) which, being the spiritual part of the body, will live forever (or at least for a very long time).
So, i think when i look at nature and anthropology, psychology, ethics, philosophy , science, and the bible, the cumulative evidence of these make a belief in the afterlife the most rational, plausible, and intellectually defensible conclusion to the question, is there life after death that's all i want to establish if there is life after. Admittedly, it's a rational theory, but is it a categorical explanation for the belief in a life after death mankind has now reached a stage of medical advancement in which millions of individuals have been resuscitated after having had a near- death-experience (nde) there appears to be some sort of universally shared. God has given man besides perceptual consciousness, rational, aesthetic and moral consciousness too it is this consciousness that guides man regarding realities that cannot be verified through sensory data that is why all the prophets of god while calling people to believe in god and life after death, appeal to the.
Rational science and irrational belief are often in conflict with each other one favorite field of study is the search for hard evidence of life after death the concept of ndes as proof of life after death is a contentious one, but the detailed ( and often commonly themed) reports of people who have died and returned to life.
Despite widespread and longstanding belief in the existence of a soul, however, different religions and philosophers have developed a variety of theories as to its the chinese distinguished between a lower, sensitive soul, which disappears with death, and a rational principle, the hun, which survives the grave and is the. The immortal, rational soul which passes through this world for a brief time and continues for eternity to advance towards god to overcome tests and difficulties, and service to humanity when death occurs in this world, the soul is separated from the body, and continues to progress in an eternal journey towards perfection.
Rationality and the belief in life after death october 11, 2013 by jm anna corwin is a phd student in anthropology at ucla she has spent a significant amount of time in a catholic convent trying to figure out why nuns outlive other women and seem to enjoy such healthy aging she summarizes her observations in this. 'in islam it is presumed that life continues after death, and it is therefore essential to preserve the body' (starkey, 2009) to preserve the rationality in religious belief the obtaining of information is an inseparable part of human life, and therefore in what ever one may do one will always collect information to be of any. The suffering caused by the death of a loved one ranks amongst the most distressing human experiences it is also, sadly, one of the most common just as each person is unique, however, each loss is unique and each individual's reaction to loss is unique medical research shows that there is no “right” or. Of the role of rationality in the formation and the regulation of beliefs that is, belief in the karmic regulation of human existence is inter-subjectively rational for those who have access to the texts, traditions, and teachers of the that precedes this life and moves on to other bodies after death, radhakrishnan argues that.