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Because of the strong belief of life after death

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Because of the strong belief of life after death, people from the Dark ages to Modern times still
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practice their religion because after death the soul is immortal and they want their soul to travel to a better place for eternity. In contrast to Buddhism, it is said that when a person dies their soul is reborn as another living creature which is also known as reincarnation. The soul can be reborn as another human or animal. It is a different perspective on life after death compared to other religions. The reasoning behind being reborn is that the person does not understand that the atman (which is the individual) and brahman ( the true reality) are one so the person will have to keep reliving until he or she realizes that they are one in order to truly move onto next stages of life after death. This makes life after death harder to achieve because the person has to earn their way to it, similar yet different to Christianity. The idea of reincarnation has also a slightly different meaning in popular culture about what happens to the soul after death. In modern society, it gives the impression that if a person messes up in this lifetime there is still another chance to try again in another which strengthen the view on life after death in younger generations. Although people have been practicing their religions for many years there is no guarantee that the soul does travel somewhere special after death because no one has died to come back alive to tell what actually happens. There is only immortality for the soul after death and it is preferred if one’s soul can rest peacefully in the Afterlife. With the help of mythology and religion, it has helped me develop some understanding to where the human soul might travel to after we die. In my opinion, I think that if a person believes in an afterlife then their soul will travel to a special place such as Heaven or another type of paradise. I personally believe there is an afterlife but in a spiritual view not religious because a lifespan of a human being is short and there has to be more to us than this mortal lifetime. But, if
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  • Jordan Wells

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