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Religions and thier opinion on life after death.

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As you most probably know there are many different religions and they all have their own opinion on life after death. Muslims believe in the Shari'ah they believe this law decides what behaviour is right or wrong. People who pass the final test will go to heaven and be with god for eternity, and those who fail go to hell for a life of eternal suffering. This is similar to the Christian belief. However a very contrasting idea to this is the Hindu believe in reincarnation. They believe that (Atman) the soul is immortal but is continuously reborn. Hindus believe that life is a journey and there are 16 main steps know a samskars cremation is the 16th samska. They also in the law of Karma this means that the life you live know affects how you will be reborn in your next incarnation. The main difference between Hinduism and Islam is Hinduism has no mention of eternal punishment. Peoples opinions and attitudes affect change the way they think and their behaviour. Christians believe in the resurrection. ...read more.


It is important for Muslims to have their own burial grounds, as most burial grounds are Christian. Muslim funerals and the way in which they treat the body is different to Christians. Muslims try to bury the person as fast as possible within 24 hours. Also as they bury the body facing Makkah. Muslims also set the graves differently to Christians they have there graves raised above ground level so people do not walk on them large tombstones and decorations are discouraged. Sheol is a Jewish belief. In the first Jewish scriptures it was written that everyone would go to a place called sheol where the dead lived a shadows. It was believed to be dark and damp and your soul would stay there for eternity. However Jews know believe that afterlife is spent in heaven or hell. They believe that god will judge them and he will send them to the place in which they deserved to go. Jews believe that the body and soul stay together after death and that heaven and hell are open to Jews and non-Jews. ...read more.


Humans do like discussing their fears. Other taboos are things like disease, people hate talking about diseases and most do not like to be thought as, as weird or 'not normal' most people would not sit down and say 'oh I've got nits' or 'I've got scabies' for a very simple reason, they are scared of other peoples reactions towards them. Before I started this project my opinion was that there was nothing after life and once you died you just rotted in the ground. However after looking at all the different explanations of life after death I have changed my mind. I am not a religious person and there for do not believe in heaven and hell or reincarnation. However I do feel that the soul lasts forever and stays with the body so if you are cremated your body and soul are in the ashes I would like my ashes to be scattered as you are then part of the world as you will be in the soil and in the soil the plants and trees grow and without these there would be no life. I also believe that when you buried and you rot you are part of the earth in the soil. ...read more.

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