Rather than take issue with Simon Paynton on April's post I thought I'd raise this issue separately! Simon states that he believes in Life After Death and sees no contradiction between that belief and an Atheist World View! Personally I have great difficulty with believing in Life After Death as to me it smacks of superstition and the supernatural which is exactly what Atheism is not about! Does anyone have any views on this subject that they would like to share?
Thanks Nelson, a valuable contribution as always! So 'we' are Atheists because we don't believe in god or gods and the reason we don't believe in gods is because there is absolutely no evidence for the existence of god or gods, logically we should not believe in an afterlife either for exactly the same reasons! "You can't have your cake and eat it too" springs to mind!
I'm curious. If I may ask, what forms of Buddhist wolrdviews that are supernaturalistic and can be atheistic were you thinking of? I may be oversimplifying but I had always thought that there were two kinds of Buddhism. The actual teaching of the man Buddha that involved nothing supernatural and the religion created by people who misinterpreted his teachings and made him a "God".
If one assumes that "life after death" is the continuation of some form of energy, as the physical body dis-corporates, then; since the earth is moving at an excess of 7 miles per second where does this leave said after-life? Zooming out through interstellar space?