What do you guys think about the afterlife ? Since these days people are so busy especially teens arouhd my ae 15+ older. People are so busy in Dancing with the stars, AMerican Idol, The Grammys , Hollywood!! And Now most people in this world dont give a damm about faith they dont belive in afterlife?

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As an English teacher, a common phrase I use when teaching is, "What does the text say?" So, if you think about all the texts that discuss the afterlife you could start there. And, just like any research project, you would have to determine the credibility of the sources that you read. Are you going to believe in Greek mythology, Christendom, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddism?  The search for answers can be found among the many texts which provide evidence of an afterlife.  There are also out-of-life experiences recorded that one could read.  My favorite is watching shows about ghosts on the Discovery channel and the like.  I saw one Ghost Hunter series that had video of a ghost walking across a room and they backed up its validity by movie editors who can find any Hollywood trick in the book.  Technology today, and the textual evidence from the past, can all be collected to find patterns and symbolism that supports an afterlife. Everyone just has to do their own research, but evidence is out there.

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I think I'll experience it soon enough, so it doesn't occupy much of my thoughts in this life.  I also think the universe is a complicated place that humans are not capable of fully understanding, up to and including where my microscopic bit of energy and existence will end up after I shed this shell.

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I would just as soon not believe in the afterlife.  Since there is a real risk that the afterlife could be incredibly horrible rather than wonderfully pleasant, I would just as soon hope that no afterlife exists.  If one does exist, I hope it might be as pleasant as some people believe it will be.

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To believe in an afterlife, you must believe in an active, regulating spiritual life; many people today -- perhaps even most -- are religious in name only, or by lip-service. I never felt a connection to my religion, and I have largely abandoned it because of that lack of connection. Believe me, I would love to think that my "self," the "me that is me," will go on after my body dies, but at this point in my life, there's not much evidence for that, or reason for me to take up the cause for any other religion.

I am also a classic "devil's advocate," and even if I agree with a point, my first instinct is always to argue the opposite side. I also have a problem accepting lectures from a position of faith-without-evidence; this makes me badly suited to organized religion, which sort of requires that faith; I don't have it right now.

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This is clearly a faith question. However, it take as much faith to not believe in an afterlife. This is a point that many people who do not believe in any God tend to forget. The ultimate questions such as why are we here, why were we created, and what is the meaning of life cannot be answered without faith. In my opinion, I do believe that there is an afterlife and that God does exists.

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We may have opinions about the afterlife in this current forelife, but I'm not sure we can have any opinion of the afterlife until we get some hard data from those on the other side.  It's been very very quiet....

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Obviously, with no proof of the afterlife, such a belief is based on faith. Most religions believe in some form of afterlife, and it is a soothing hope that our souls may continue after our physical life ends.

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I do not think there is any way to prove the existence of an afterlife.  People believe what they need to believe to get them through the day.  That may be Heaven and Hell, or the existence of neither, or reincarnation.  We are all free to believe what we want to believe.  We should not judge.

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I think it is pretty easy to say that our culture is mostly corrupt, and that "kids these days" are even less moral than ever in history.  But isn't that what adults have said throughout history?

It sounds to me like you are frustrated with your peers who seem to be interested mainly in shallow things.  This is natural.  This is, like it or not, pretty typical of average teenagers.  Here is one thing I believe whole-heartedly, when it comes to faith, talk of the "afterlife" or purpose on Earth: every human will come to a point in life (probably more than once) where they will truly wonder what everything means.  Every human will also experience a crisis-point (possibly more than one) where nothing human will seem big enough to help.

These are the moments, for me, when the opportunity to share my beliefs are easiest.  It sounds like you are a believer in something.  I encourage you to spend this time in your life building authentic relationships with your peers, so that one day, when the crisis-point happens, you won't be a stranger when you wish to present an option based on your beliefs.

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I've always thought that it makes no sense to believe in God out of fear of being judged in the afterlife.  I have always felt that we should be moral for the sake of being moral -- because that is what is right.  After all, what does it say about our morals if our only reason for being good is because we don't want to go to hell?

As far as the rest of your point, I'm not sure that having faith means that you can't care about popular culture.  It seems that it is possible to do both.

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