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

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Pavithra Poobalasingam 10G

Plenary – “There is no evidence for life after death”. Discuss this statement.

I strongly disagree with this argument because I am a Hindu, so I believe in reincarnation and the fact that our soul leaves our body and goes into another body. For both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs the concept of karma works with perfect justice. It is a natural law, rather than being a form of reward or punishment chosen by a God. It is irrelevant as to whether the person remembers the deeds it is just that they receive some form of punishment.

Christians will support my view. The argument to support it being that after Jesus died he rose from the dead, proving that the soul is not destroyed after death. “This proof of immortality has been accepted by millions of Christians and has been regarded as one of the most precious assurances brought to mankind by Jesus” All of the Christian teaching and beliefs come from the bible; and in the Bible it states “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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Philosopher Anthony Flew will disagree with the view in the previous paragraph. He has questioned whether life after death has any linguistic meaning in his essay ‘Can a man witness his own funeral?’ If a ship is torpedoed, we classify those on board exclusively as ‘dead’ or ‘survivors’. It is accepted that one cannot be both. Flew argues that talk of surviving death is a bit like talking of ‘dead survivors’: a contradiction. Therefore, says Flew, the idea of afterlife is meaningless and untrue. Flew concludes that personal terms (I, you, him) can only apply to living organisms which we ...

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