Friday, 10 June 2011

Does religion give us the answers to whether or not the afterlife is real?

What all organised religions do is present followers with a "holy text" which is a collection of subjective writings from people who lived thousands of years ago. The "holy text" may or may not even be able to be fully authenticated. In many cases they are not.

Religion means blind faith. Blind faith in living life according to what a book tells you and what people who follow that book tell you.

I have read numerous books and websites which claim to offer the "scientific case for..." or the "evidence for..." their religious claims. But ultimately all religions have to offer to you is quotes from their "divine scriptures". And those who follow organised religion endlessly bicker over the interpretation of their scriptures.
You are required to have faith and the evidence for the claims is lacking.

This pales in comparison to conducting an investigation into the phenomena supportive of life after death such as:
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Death bed visions
  • After death communications
  • Electronic Voice Phenomena
  • Apparitions
  • Out of Body Experiences
  • Reincarnation and past life regression
..And so on. The fact is that if you approach this subject with a truly open mind, there is simply far more objective evidence to be studied when you look at afterlife evidence rather than organised religion.

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