Is there an afterlife?


Is there an afterlife?

Questions come up from time to time, asking if there is an afterlife. 

“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.” 

“The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair. I do not especially like the idea that one day I shall be tapped on the shoulder and informed, not that the party is over but that it is most assuredly going on—only henceforth in my absence. (It's the second of those thoughts: the edition of the newspaper that will come out on the day after I have gone, that is the more distressing.) Much more horrible, though, would be the announcement that the party was continuing forever, and that I was forbidden to leave. Whether it was a hellishly bad party or a party that was perfectly heavenly in every respect, the moment that it became eternal and compulsory would be the precise moment that it began to pall.” 
― Christopher Hitchens
Hitch-22: A Memoir
Upon conception, a development of electro-magnetic energy begins to develop and continues until the last breath exhales. As the brain, blood, organs and flesh deteriorate, they return to the elements of the universe without any journeys to heaven or hell nor is there any recycling through reincarnation. When the current stops, consciousness stops, and the universe continues its usual and natural cycles. 
~ Joan Denoo 

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Comment by Jimmy McCann on December 21, 2014 at 11:46pm

I am just glad that a bit of the universe became me, shame it is a short visit but so far enjoyable, at the end I will just go back to what was before I was born and that didn't do me any harm. I am sure that someone or something will be using the bits of what was me some time in the future, just as I used the atoms that were someone or something in the past. My only wish is to be around when we find out we are not alone.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2014 at 2:52pm


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