Originally posted by josephw
[b]"...but I dont expect it from you"
I'll explain it another way.
Atheism says "there is no God", therefore after death there is no life. For the individual that means the absolute cessation of one's own existence. Seeing that we now live, and enjoy the benefits of experiencing life, it is beyond comprehension that as thinking and feelin ...[text shortened]...
What more can be said? Who can defend atheism as being anything other than what it is?[/b]
Why I "dont expect from you"? , oh only because you already put effort into explaining yourself to me and obviosly I couldn't get on the same wavelength, so I would've understood if you wished not to explain your self furhtur. Know what I mean?
Now in response to your latest offering I will say:
You are correct, more or less, athiests have nothing to offer about specualtion about life after death.
I like athiests because they have a cinsistent approach to explaining the reasons for thinking the way they do.
I could say "I guess we'll just find out when we die", but because I think you can access the understanding of "life after death", while still alive, I'll just leave it at the old "work out your own enlightenment with dilligence", (the bhudda).
Understanding the mind of an active athiest correctly, will give you much insight into the true nature of the universe.
After all, would you not agree that it doesn't matter what one believes? Will Jesus cease to exist becuase we dont believe in him? I hope not. 😀