Arguements for afterlife for the non-religious post your blog had verifiable ndes, or near death experiences by the way, this is someone who does believe in the possibility of an afterlife, but i was hoping you had arguments for how it might be more than just a possibility. These theistic options presumably would have few serious problems with these arguments however, such a conclusion regarding the supernatural or an afterlife, if true, would seemingly create havoc for the tenets of naturalism and its claims that this universe comprises all of reality. Among these allegedly paranormal occurrences are out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, ghost sightings, mediums communicating with the dead, and memories of past lives such occurrences, in that case, arguments for god would also be arguments for life after death.
The science of near-death experiences and the afterlife are all as real as can be (one of the arguments you hear for why ndes are not hallucinations of the dying brain is that so many of. The arguments supporting the afterlife's existence are weak while materialism does not definitively prove the non-existence of an afterlife, the arguments supporting the belief in an afterlife are extremely weak in general, they are either logically fallacious or explainable via materialism. The popularity of near-death experience and painstaking analyses of near-death experiences and the arguments that appeal to them in support of supernaturalism los angeles review of books. The close connection between theism and an afterlife is affirmed in kant’s arguments for the “postulates of practical reason” to be sure, kant gives different reasons for postulating god and for postulating an afterlife, and the ends to be served by these postulations are ostensibly different.
Original question: what are the pros and cons of living in afterlife there are no pros and no cons an afterlife simply does not exist it's nothing more than a religious concept derived from ancient beliefs from long before there was any knowledge whatsoever of what happens to a body when it dies. 2 near death experiences the evidence most commonly given for life after death is from near death experiences in the readings for the course, moody is a defender of this sort of argument, whereas lester is more skeptical. What do near death experiences mean stories of 'near death experiences' (ndes) are legion, affecting all cultures and peoples ndes have similarities—white lights, tunnels, spirit beings, feelings of unity, comfort, love. Dying to live: near-death experiences2 is a serious attempt to investigate the best most of her book is directed against the four pro-afterlife arguments the near death experiences and the evidence-a review essay it.
(studying near-death experiences, or ndes, is about as close as we can reasonably come to studying death or the afterlife, so they’ll feature heavily on this list. Science connections the near death experience as evidence for life after death a dialogue by stafford betty from time to time i ask my students how they feel about life after death. All the chief arguments against near-death experiences suggest that these experiences are the results of minimal, transient, or partial malfunctioning of the cortex. Pseudo-skeptical arguments are sometimes made that do not consider the entire body of circumstantial evidence supporting the possibility of survival or do not consider the possibility of new paradigms.
Largest-ever study provides evidence that 'out of body' and 'near-death' experiences may be real register to the independent to comment. Afterlife (also referred to as life after death) is the concept that an essential part of an individual's identity or the stream of consciousness continues to manifest after the death of the physical body according to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit, of an individual. The myth of the afterlife is a massive tome explicitly making the case against life after death with 30 chapters in four parts: empirical arguments for annihilation, conceptual and empirical difficulties for survival, problematic models of the afterlife, and dubious evidence for survival .
Return to top: 1 the dying brain theory : this theory is one that has been popularized by dr, susan blackmore in her book dying to live one of the greatest strengths of the afterlife theory and the argument that ndes are real is also one of its greatest weaknesses. Arguments from philosophy and logic are invoked to question survival propositions that do not address mind-body dependence or locations for afterlives part iii, problematic models of an afterlife contains three chapters around moral and theological objections to heaven and hell. The arguments are now strong enough to take on the challenge offered by many nde investigators [who believe in afterlife] four arguments are commonly used as evidence for the afterlife hypothesis i can now reassess them all.
According to a gallup poll, about 8 million americans claim to have had a near-death experience (nde), and many of them regard this experience as proof of an afterlife—a parallel, spiritual. The evidence from the afterlife needs to come from the afterlife, and if your current ontological commitment is towards a reality without an afterlife there is.
There are two strong arguments one was made most famous by sigmund freud it essentially says that belief in the afterlife can be safely dismissed because it is a case of wish fulfillment. A near death experience (nde) is a term that was originated by dr raymond a moody in his bestseller life after life, a book that has revolutionized the way many people see death (morris, 1 c tan 1. In fact, since those who were near-death cannot have any special insight into anything after death, their experiences are bad reasons to believe in the afterlife in closing to sum up the debate, pro made a claim that is, by definition, untenable. I have had three near death experiences, all of them while i was a conservative christian i've never had any type of vision of a deity or afterlife i actually rarely ever dream, so i'm not really prone to that kind of brain activity i did rely on religious texts (the bible) during two of my near.