Do human beings have more than one life?

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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It would depend on who you ask and their religious affiliation or background.  Technically, the thing that separates people from animals is the belief they have an immortal soul.  It is interesting to note, however, there are some species that are very close to humans.  I recently attended a professional development workshop that pointed out the development of human brains and chimpanzee brains.  The two species are within one percent of each other of being structure-wise, genetically identical.  Humans have a prefrontal cortex, just a small piece of extra brain, that is thought to perhaps make the difference in how humans behave and think as opposed to how chimps behave and think.  Some scientific studies have measured the mass.weight of a human body before and after death, and found the body to be several ounces lighter.  It is believed this difference is the absence of the soul, which has departed the now-dead body.  I have a strong Christian faith which teaches the immortality of the soul, that will exist in either heaven or hell after life on Earth ceases.  Other faiths may or may not teach similar constructs, so it really depends on who you ask.

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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In Yoruba religion, people are reborn until they find their destiny.

See God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero.

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dewfunk | eNotes Newbie

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The truth is, nobody really knows the answer as no scientific proof about how many lifes that human has. Although just like some of the previous answers, Hindu mythology does have that reincarnation process.


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nessa64111 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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it really depends on what the individual believed in, for example Christians, Buddists and Hindus believe that there is a life after this one. however if athiests do not believe this. I'm Christian so yeah i do believe there is a life after this.

but again it depends on what you believe in.

hope this helped:)

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astrosonu | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Hello! No one knows about it. But according to the hindu mythology, it is said that a human takes 7 births but there is no scientific proof.



Does anyone believe in mythology? So!