hi, i am a new member to this site and have some questions about after life.

it all started  a year a ago and accumilited over time and lots of thinking. over the time of a year my grandfater had part of his right ear cut off, found meloma in his lungs, colon cancer and also 7 brain turmors. one night really stood out, when he said " well at least i know that when i die i will go to heave with my brother who was killed in an airplane accedent and to see my parents again. its helpfull in times of pain that we(the faimly being catholic) will be in a better body with god." i know that sounds dumb but i think christianity does offer comfort to people but i still dont know what to believe. my life isnt that great and i gues thinking that one day when you die youl go to this great place called heaven, then i think it is all BS so i just dont know what to think anymore. i am raised (17 and living with my parents) catholic and we always have to go to church every sunday and i did receve the confermation in which "the holly spirit will come into your life" and when that happened the archbishop did the ritual and i didnt feel anything and i just looked at him with comfusion and steped down. well i gues this is just a a post about me but if anyone wants to give advice on what to believe in when it comes to this after life or no after life thanks

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Comment by Jason T Roden on April 25, 2012 at 8:38pm

I had a friend who had no real belief system at all, he died when he coded in his bed and was revived.  He explained death as someone pulling the plug on a tube television set.  It went from a big picture down to a point as black. he remembers nothing from there until he was revived. there was nothing.. plain and simple. 

Comment by Becca on April 25, 2012 at 10:03pm

I don't believe in an afterlife for the same reason that I don't believe in gods. There is no evidence in favor of its existence. That one day I will cease to exist has never really bothered me because that is the way of the universe. Matter is constantly being rearranged and the matter that exists in me will some day be rearranged into parts of other things. For the sake of curiosity it would be cool to be able to see what happens to humans and the planet in the long term though.

Comment by Becca on April 25, 2012 at 10:43pm

I get that the sun is going to expand and expel much of its mass and so on. That's not very interesting because we already know that's what eventually happens to stars like our sun. The things I'd like to know are:

- Do humans ever make it off this rock we call Earth?

- How long after my death do humans continue to exist?

- What is our future course of evolution?

- What happens to those that are close to me after I die. What do my grandchildren and great grandchildren go on to do?

- When does my genetic lineage die out?

- What kinds of technology are invented?

- Do we ever come in contact with beings from another rock out there in the universe?

Comment by Atheist Exile on April 25, 2012 at 11:16pm

Those are great questions, Becca. Now, for a limited time only, you can get all the answers to those questions and more by sending $49.95 to the Nostradamus Society. In 6 to 8 weeks you'll receive the book, "From Now Until Doomsday: A Preview of History". Why go to the grave without knowing what history has in store for your children and theirs?

Hurry. Act today. Don't miss out on the rest of history!

Comment by Becca on April 25, 2012 at 11:21pm

$49.95! What a deal! Now hopefully I won't die within the next 6 to 8 weeks while I'm waiting for my book to arrive.

Comment by Unseen on April 26, 2012 at 9:59am

@Blaine Leavitt   Actually, the sun could kill all life on earth a minute from now or a million years from now. We are literally sitting next to a ticking time bomb. A coronal mass ejection of great proportions would have the same effect as putting the planet into a colossal microwave oven. Cheers!

Comment by Mabel on April 26, 2012 at 12:28pm

Those are great questions, Becca. Now, for a limited time only, you can get all the answers to those questions and more by sending $49.95 to the Nostradamus Society. In 6 to 8 weeks you'll receive the book, "From Now Until Doomsday: A Preview of History". Why go to the grave without knowing what history has in store for your children and theirs?

Hurry. Act today. Don't miss out on the rest of history!

@ Atheist Exile - LMAO! And as a limited edition offer, if you order now you will receive this complementary Edgar Cace Reincarnation Guide for a true and complete mind expanding experience. You better hurry. Operators are waiting. The end draweth nigh.

Comment by Simon Paynton on April 27, 2012 at 3:58pm

Helen - how do you counsel people who are freaked out about Heaven or Hell? 

Comment by John Jon on April 27, 2012 at 4:39pm

now i read a book over the summer called heave is real by Todd Burpo the father of which this book is based on, what to you guys think about the people who say they have seen heave when they died? did they fake it or what there are things on the web that have stories of atheist being brought to god by there death? im not saying i believe in it but when it comes to someones own personal stories and accounts  can you judge that they are wrong 

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 27, 2012 at 5:02pm

Here is a good debate with Hitchens. My favorite bit is a 1:20 but you should watch it all from the start when you have time. For those who are not Hitch fans please wear some extra padding as some of the Hitch slaps might be painful.

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