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Unformatted text preview: Death Death And the Afterlife What the materialist believes What Only the body exists (no soul) We are the body When the body dies, we die There is no afterlife Birth life death “When you’re dead, you’re dead” What the religions believe What Body & soul: the body may die but the soul lives on: Resurrection of the body (Jewish) Heaven & Hell (Christian, Muslim) Reincarnation (Hindu, Buddhist) Life in the spirit world (Chinese, Japanese) Are you a body with a soul or a soul in a body? Or are you the combination of the two? Western Religions Western Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism We live one life in this world Birth life death Birth Sin determines our afterlife: – – – – – Purgatory (the “waiting room”) Resurrection (physical or spiritual) Judgment (immediate or at end-times) Heaven (eternal life) or hell (eternal damnation - or not) Indian religions Indian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism Reincarnation: we live many lives in this world Birth life death rebirth … Birth (in human or non-human form) Tibetan Book of Death and Dying: Bardo state (between lives) Bhagavad Gita 2:19, 22: “The Eternal in man cannot die.” “As a man leaves an old garment and puts on one that is new, the As Spirit leaves his mortal body and then puts on one that is new.” Spirit … or release or Moksha/Nirvana Ending the cycle and moving on: We are soul trapped in a body Karma determines the state of our next life Ultimate goal is to be released from the cycles of reincarnation, to release the soul from the prison of the body China & Japan China Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto Birth life death spirit world Hungry ghosts Reverence for ancestors Kami (Shinto) Deep thinking questions Deep How might our belief about the afterlife influence how we live this life? What evidence is there for reincarnation? Your questions… ...
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