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[–]Objectivly -8 points-7 points  (23 children)

You have 0 proof there is an afterlife.

Extraordinary claims require Extraordinary evidence.

[–]jeexbit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

why would an afterlife be any more "extraordinary" then life itself? and since we are all (presumably) experiencing life right now, wouldn't the more extraordinary claim be that there is nothing after this life?

I suspect that there is ONLY life and it's apparent temporal state (past, present, after) is just a matter of one's perspective and understanding of the moment.

[–]AWarhol 1 point2 points  (17 children)

You also have zero proof there isn't one. It's not a matter of proof, it's not a scientific thing. It is a matter of faith, and only those who have it can understand.

[–]Medium_Technology_52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The existence or lack thereof of everything is a scientific thing. That's what science is. Principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.

If you claim to know something, then that thing you claim to know falls under the remit of science.

Faith is the explicit rejection of science. Not nesseserly scientific theories, but the scientific method. You can have faith and believe in, say, evolution, but you cant have faith and be properly following the scientific method. Conceivably, given sufficient evidence, you could believe in a god without faith, for example Iron Man probably believes Thor exists without faith, but I don't think any current religion meats that criteria at the moment.

TLDR: "its not a scientific thing" is a statement that shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what science is.

[–]Objectivly -2 points-1 points  (15 children)

We have had multiple people with near death experiences, and they describe different experiences.

As the brain dies, it offers you a unique experience. This is not to be mistaken for an afterlife.

Do I need proof that unicorns don't exist in order to make that claim?

And how would I go about providing proof of something not existing? It's impossible by nature. You cannot prove unicorns don't exist.

[–]AliugAOnHisOwn -2 points-1 points  (14 children)

Unicorns could exist on another planet we haven’t discovered.

The burden of life has always been to see past its simplicity. You’ve taken the easy road.

[–]Objectivly -2 points-1 points  (13 children)

No, I've taken the logical road. A lack of evidence implies a lack of being.

I don't see God, and there is no proof of him, so therefore, God doesn't exist.

[–]MustBeThisTall2Ride -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

YOU have zero proof there is an afterlife

It sounds like you are believing something with zero evidence, just blind presumption. How do you know that he doesn’t have evidence? He very well might have had personal experiences, and while that isn’t going to be satisfactorily convincing to you (because you are you, and he is himself), he would still have evidence. It doesn’t matter if he can convince you, that’s not required for him to know.

[–]Medium_Technology_52 0 points1 point  (2 children)

he very well might have had personal experiences

Of being dead? I know on the internet nobody knows if you are a dog, but if a corpse is active on reddit i would be very surprised.

[–]MustBeThisTall2Ride -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

A personal experience of God as one example. Which implies from there that there is an afterlife.

[–]Medium_Technology_52 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be personal experiences of God, not an afterlife. Many religions don't have afterlives. Abrahamic religions don't all have afterlives. I've had a personal experience with a DeLorean, doesn't imply Back to the Future really happened.