Reserving spiritual convictions, what does factor alone state about life after death? That’s the concern Dinesh De’Souza looked for to address in his newest book “Life After Death: The Evidence.“
Sure, the follower hasn’t been to the other side or questioned any dead individuals, however the atheist hasn’t either. The lack of evidence is not evidence of lack, so the atheist’s rejection of life after death, like the follower’s affirmation of it, is eventually a faith-based position.
Think about the only empirical proof we have, which is near-death experiences. 10s of thousands of such individuals around the world report that awareness and experience continued even when their body stopped working.
From an academic compendium of posts on the topic, “The Near-Death Experience: A Reader” modified by Lee Bailey and Jenny Yates, we find that these accounts are extremely comparable. Topics report being drawn through a tunnel and seeing an intense light.
When near-death experiences were initially reported by Raymond Moody in the 1970s, they were crossed out as unverifiable and anecdotal. Now these experiences are so extensive from throughout cultures that they can not be quickly dismissed and there is an entire body of scholarship dedicated to studying how they come about and what they imply.
Alarmed by the apparent ramification of near-death experiences, atheists have actually been laboring assiduously to describe them away. Today, the very best atheist description is that near-death experiences are the outcome of a passing away brain. When the brain irreversibly breaks down, psychologist Susan Blackmore competes, it produces unique impacts that carefully track the near-death experience.
There are numerous issues with this theory however one deadly one is that lots of survivors of scientific death are now going to work, taking care of their households, and operating simply great. Much for an “permanent” breakdown.
Scientists likewise checked out proof from physics, biology, and brain science to see if life after death follows and even substantiated by these disciplines.
Think about the proof from physics. For the Christian conception of life after death to be feasible, there have to be worlds beyond the physical universe that are rather actually outdoors area and time.
Today researchers consistently speak of concealed measurements, several worlds, and even numerous universes. However we understand that if they do exist they would have laws significantly various from those in our universe.
In thinking about the concern of life after death, we ought to move from why it’s possible to why it’s possible to why we ought to welcome the concept. Given that we are handling a future occasion, we need to acknowledge that we can not have certainty.
If there is no life after death, we are like travelers on the Titanic: We can reorganize the deck chairs and turn up the music, however we are eventually doomed. By contrast, if there is life after death, we can deal with death with tranquility, seeing it is an entrance to another life.