Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
My O.P.seeks views of atheists about Death because atheism is based on Reason and Scientific Method and disavows Faith.
First, I would like to clarify here that atheists are those people who do not believe in God. Many atheists I know accept the scientific method as the best way to learn about the universe, but this is hardly a requirement of atheism. There are probably plenty of atheists who are very unscientific and may even have Faith in something other than a god.
I must also point out that many theists accept the Scientific Method and Reason as important methods for learning about the universe, but they presumably put faith one rung higher on the ladder. They tend to run into problems when the two do not agree with each other (as is the case with life after death).
Free Will is denied by modern neuroscientists and without Free Will, human beings are reduced to a masses of flesh, bones, muscles etc.subjected to a series of biochemical reactions, with no clue as to the meaning of their own existence.
So do you accept the views of these modern neuroscientists? If not, why not? If not, why do you think atheists should accept them? Do you think their findings are valid science?
What do you mean by 'meaning of existence' and why would us atheists be more clueless than you? I really don't see how it follows.
How do you define 'free will'?
So what is their view about Death ? Hinduism, Islam, Christian theology have detailed views about Death. I do not know about Judaism or Buddhism except that Buddhism denies soul and Death is probably a finality for them.
I see death as a finality. I think this view is undeniable for anyone willing to actually think about it. In fact, I am willing to bet that you would be unwilling to continue this discussion if we actually go into the details as you know perfectly well that your views are not logical and you would not be willing to face up to that fact. I have brought up the topic many times on this forum and theists generally run for the hills every time it comes up.