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    Christianity And Afterlife

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    Topic: What are the Buddhist Concepts of the Afterlife? Word Count: 907 Afterlife is a concept seen differently by many religions and cultures, ranging from believing in Buddhism, where after death you come back into another body to believing in Christianity, where you come across judgement to see whether you get sent to Heaven or Hell. Nobody can confirm what happens in Afterlife, the only people who know are the ones who have died and they do not have a way to tell us. There have been many different cases of when people have allegedly experienced ‘the other side’ and making it out alive. Some cases reported that they went to hell with Jesus so that he could show them what the suffering is like. Others have reported that they remember things…

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    Afterlife Beliefs

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    Ancient Death and The Afterlife Death is a natural process that occurs to everybody, in one way or another. The afterlife is best defined as the place your soul goes after death. While seeming most plain and obvious, the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Hindus all believed different, yet similar things happened when a person passed away. Beginning with the Mesopotamians, they saw death as a sinful process. Although, the afterlife was glorious and your spirit would live on. Death for the…

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    Afterlife When contemplating the concept of an afterlife, Shakespeare refers to it as : “the undiscovered country from which no traveller returns”. He referred death as an “undiscovered country”, prompting the unknowability humans contend with when discussing the concept of an afterlife. In previous centuries, when Christianity flourished, and more people believed in God, they also believed in the existence of afterlife. As the technologies and sciences developed throughout the centuries, the…

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    Homer’s The Odyssey: The Afterlife Reading Response Journal Entry #2 Part One: In middle school and the first part of high school, I went through what I can only characterize as a Christian phase. However, in recent year I have substantially outgrown Christianity and in my opinion, mainstream religion altogether. As I see it, now I subscribe to agnosticism. I accept the fact that I have no power to know what the afterlife holds, and I never will so long as I am living. Some people describe…

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    Where do we go after we die, up to heaven or just sleep till the end of eternity? There is so many theories and ideas of what goes on after life is done. Every culture in the world has a different belief in the afterlife. I am one of the few people that stand in the middle of this situation. I do believe in an afterlife because of being introduced to it as a kid through church. At the same time I think there is not one because there is no science proof behind this. I am open to all ideas and am…

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    the walls of so many tombs were carefully painted because of the ancient Egyptians believed that these tomb paintings would make the afterlife of the deceased a more pleasant place so they created beautiful paintings. Some of the scenes painted were of the journey through the afterlife or their gods or goddesses introducing the deceased to the gods of the underworld such as Osiris. Tomb paintings were also there to show activities that the deceased were involved and enjoyed doing when they were…

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    The Egyptians believed many thing about the afterlife. One of the thing they believed is that ka, or your life force stays with you when you die and that it has the same needs as a human being and remains a part of the body. You had to bring the ka food and drink to keep it alive. Another thing the Egyptians believed in is burial practices. When you died in Ancient Egypt, your body was treated with special salts, wrapped in bandages and placed in a special sarcophagus. Only certain member of the…

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    Afterlife

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    The concept of afterlife has been studied throughout many religions for centuries. Islam, a religion practiced 1.8 billion people around the world. It has a concept of after-life, which teaches the continued existence of the soul and a transformed physical existence after death . In my essay, I intend to discuss Islam’s concept of the afterlife with a summary of stages involved and will focus on the overall influence it provides to the believers in this life. Islam explains the concept of…

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    Scheffler On The Afterlife

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    The afterlife is referred to as the remaining human life that exists after an individual’s death. Scheffler uses this in a thought experiment in which a person is asked to imagine that he will live a normal life span. However, thirty days after his death, the earth, along with humanity and any other form of life on earth, would be destroyed. Scheffler argues that certain activities, such as cancer research, all forms of art, and procreation, are considered to matter or are motivated by the idea…

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    What Is The Afterlife?

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    The afterlife is a concept present in some major world religions. Two include Christianity and Islam, which are two major world religions. I have always been interested in the relationship of these two religions, and wanted to know more in depth about how they compare. And so after reading Angela Sumegi’s book Understand Death: An Introduction to Ideas of Self and the Afterlife in World Religions, I became fascinated with how the afterlives compared in Christianity and Islam. The afterlife…

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