There is no evidence for life after death. Discuss this statement.

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‘There is no evidence for life after death’. Discuss this statement.

In this day and age, we are very afraid of death and therefore try to avoid mentioning it and most people receive much comfort from the thought that we will have eternal life in Heaven. However, there is not much physical evidence for this which raises the question, whether there is enough evidence of life after death.

Most Christians see life after death as a reward for leading a good Christian life on earth. If you believe in God and you do good things, you deserve to be rewarded in Heaven. However, if you sin and are evil you deserve to be punished. If there was no such thing as life after death, there would be no need to follow Christianity as both believers and sinners would be treated equally. I think that this is a logical argument as it would not be fair on people who dedicated their lives to doing good things, if they were going to die and rot in the ground, along with everybody else who might not have led such good lives.
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There are also many people who have near-death experiences, in which they experience the divine and are therefore thoroughly convinced of their truth of the existence of life after death. However, there is very little evidence for these and it is very hard to work out whether they actually occurred. I think that this is a less good argument for life after death as near-death experiences are very personal and therefore very difficult to verify.

Most Christian’s are dualists and therefore believe that the soul exists and is independent from the body. There is much biblical evidence ...

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