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Offline Dan-Romania

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What should we think about death
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:36:10 AM »
A short Humanist animation about death, afterlife, and living in the here and now.

Written & produced by the British Humanist Association, and narrated by Stephen Fry. Animated by Hyebin Lee. Thank you to Alom Shaha, Craig Duncan, Andrew Copson, and Sara Passmore That's Humanism logo design by Nick Cousins

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152276928150923&set=vb.26806660922&type=2&theater
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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 07:49:38 AM »
I've seen other videos by the BHA, and they are equally puerile.  Go watch the one about what the meaning of life is.  

So the first error of the vid is that it assumes that the reason people believe in life after death is because they were afraid of dying.  Of course it might seem that way to the skeptic, but it's not that.  Plus it's the genetic fallacy.  We believe in life after death mainly because we believe God informed us of such.

Similarly, it then says that there is no evidence that the mind can survive the physical death of the body.  Again, IF we are right in that God exists and has revealed to us that death is not the end, then that is evidence.  Thus, it all depends on whether or not there is a God who has revealed such things.  Then other evidences are important; things like the universe from nothing, the fine-tuning of the universe, the argument from religious experience and whether or not someone claiming to be God incarnate rose from the dead and performed miracles.

Also daft; life is only meaningful if it is temporary.  Says who?  By that logic the shorter the life, the more meaningful.  Also it tries to make the atheistic view more appealing by saying we will live forever through the memories of those around us.  Not true at all.  We are minds not memories, and even still, the memory of us would only survive as long as people remember us.  And what if we were a good person but everyone remembers us as a bad person? Wouldn't that be the atheist equivalent of hell?  
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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 09:44:43 AM »
We should think it is inevitable.
We know that it will free us of a world where folks like that run stuff like you posted.
We also know it is the end of sin.
And we shall reap what we sew.
Now stop wasting & watching such silly stuff and get busy doing what you can to start your afterlife here on this plane.
And you best start by helping others.
And if you do not believe in an afterlife, then you will not live after this one.
Choose.
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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 11:31:14 AM »
It's good for Yew!

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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 02:11:11 PM »
"Angel takes the soul of a man that died 5 minutes ago" [Title added to naked link -Nephi]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyBDs8JpEa8

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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 02:33:46 PM »
All these atheist arguments that we believe in an afterlife because we're afraid of death kind of presuppose that we assume everyone will go to Heaven.
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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 01:46:39 PM »
All these atheist arguments that we believe in an afterlife because we're afraid of death kind of presuppose that we assume everyone will go to Heaven.

And that we fear death in the same manner.
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Re: What should we think about death
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 02:03:05 PM »
All these atheist arguments that we believe in an afterlife because we're afraid of death kind of presuppose that we assume everyone will go to Heaven.

And that we fear death in the same manner.

Right. If a non-believer fears death, it may be because of the unknown, but a believer knows precisely what follows death, i.e. judgment, and that is also something to be afraid of, but for different reasons.