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It cannot be true that there is life after death, because there is no evidence for it. Do you agree? You must refer to one religion in your answer.

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'It cannot be true that there is life after death, because there is no evidence for it.' Do you agree? You must refer to one religion in your answer. I do not believe that the statement "it cannot be true that there is life after death because there is no evidence for it" is true. I doubt it on the grounds that it can be stated that there is life after death because there is no evidence that there isn't! In this essay I will justify this belief and will explain what the major religions all say on this matter. Christianity says that there is an afterlife but proposes no evidence for this. ...read more.

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But why are these guarantees of an afterlife? These both could be a feature of the human brain and how its function. It does not mean that there is an after life. There are also sightings of ghosts or dead family members. Yet there is still no scientific evidence for sightings of ghosts. So where does this leave us? Well lack of evidence does not necessarily mean that the after life does not exist. But as a true believer of science I do not see how an afterlife could exist. If an afterlife for humans did exist this would mean other animals with brains would too have to have an afterlife as they would too possess an afterlife. ...read more.

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Is it physical or is it spiritual? I myself would hope there is an afterlife. I hate the idea of there being nothingness although there was nothingness for billions of years before my birth! So is this rational fear or innate fear? I believe that this fear is in our brains as in innate. This is because as a species we needed traits to survive. Just like today when domesticated cats will hide their faeces and will still fear direct eye contact. This behaviour in the wild would help the cat survive. In conclusion I agree with the statement "It cannot be true that there is life after death, because there is no evidence for it." On the grounds that there is no scientific evidence for an after life and also because the practical theory of an afterlife is next to impossibility. ...read more.

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