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Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Is there any reason to believe there is life after death?



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PrintTue, Apr 28, 2015 - 01:01 PM
Sure. There are reasons for just about any position one can imagine, especially if "faith" is considered a reason. The real question is, are the reasons given good reasons, and taking into consideration the reasons that support the alternative hypothesis (i.e., that there is no life after death), is a belief in life after death justified rationally? As someone who holds no faith-based beliefs in any religion that claims an afterlife, I don't believe there is.

On May 8th, an episode will be live that addresses the psychology of "personal experience." Since most claims of the afterlife are based on personal experience (the others on stories), this should be of interest to you, and shed more light on your question.
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Linda Williams
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 04:58:48 PM
Through time their have been so many reports of afterlife events, Small children describing another life and time and place communicating with them, Dying folks feeling the presence of loved ones on the other side, yet so many refuse to believe their report. Science can't disprove it or even give a solid explanation for it. The reason is simple! It isn't something they can put in the lab and pick it apart. It isn't material. Is isn't of this life. We can feel it as humans. Sometimes we know we are in the presence of someone who has passed over by our own senses.

Dr Bo, I have known and know plenty of people who have no faith in any religion who believes in an afterlife.

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