Life After Death: My Concept Of Death

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In this world, everyone dies because there is a time that we have to leave everything and go away. By leaving in a sense that we have to be free from worries and go away from this world. But before everything dies, it has to be born first. From small little insects to big animals like dogs, cats, horses and elephants, and to us human beings. Everything that has a soul is born, then it dies in the end after some time. But some of us human beings believe that there is life after death. That is because of our religion and faith that believes that there is an afterlife. The persons that believe in the afterlife are the persons in the Eastern part of the globe. These people are faithful, and some are the Chinese and Indians. Most of the Filipinos …show more content…
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, death is the time when someone or something dies, and the permanent end of something that is not alive. And my concept of death is that we don’t have to think about it and just enjoy our lives, because we don’t know when we are going to die. It is naturally so we don’t have to be afraid, we just need to do what we have to do in this world and know our purpose here. By dying, we don’t know what will happen next, but if you have faith in God we might be in Heaven. As I am living now, I do not want to think about death, yet because I am happy about having the chance to live.
According to Jean-Paul Sartre, Death is Freedom because you are free from pain and worries. He said it because our soul was perfect before it came to our body. It was free from worries and pain. It was perfect, until God gave a soul to our body, it is now able to feel pain and worries. But once the time comes that we are dying, our soul becomes perfect again because our soul leaves our body and becomes intangible, and it becomes free from every problem. I think there is a real concept of death, but it is known only to some
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He is eternal, because He existed without end and beginning. He is powerful, but why He doesn’t allow us to be immortals. Us living things to never die or be immortals. My teacher in Philosophy stated that God doesn’t want us to be immortals to avoid overpopulation. He is right because if we are all immortals and we continue to reproduce, the Earth would be full of living things and our environment might be destroyed. He also said that God might just want us to have a purpose and experience in the world to live and to give us a chance to live.
We are not immortals because God does not allow us, but what will happen to us after we die? Do we still feel pain, think and have a soul after death? I think that all is not possible. When we die our circulatory functions in the body will stop, including our spirit and soul. If our organs will not function, then our brain as well, so we will not feel any more pain if we die, and we will not be able to think too because our brain stopped functioning. Our soul and spirit will leave us because our body has no more purpose. If we die our body will not function anymore, so our spirit and soul will leave our

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