What is the deal with death ?
Stoic philosophers: believe that life wont give us anything that we cant handle, they believe God
gives us the choice to end any suffering we cannot endure through suicide
Natural process argument: death is a natural process,
Philosophy of the human person:
Fides et Ratio chapters 1&2
Faith is not meant to diminish reason, but rather they are meant to work together to bring
people towards the truth.
Reason is a catalyst for faith: it can provide the push people need to fin
Orthodoxy ch. 1,2,& 3
-We need the combination of something strange with something that is secure, wonder and
-the men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
-complete self confidence is not merely sin, but a weakness
Whats the deal with death continued:
Social immortality: we live on through our off spring either by blood or in the way in which we
choose to raise them. Many people feel pressured by their parents to carry out their legacy.
Cultural immortality: we live
Is there life after death?
The physological origin argument: people believe in life after death because they want so
badly to believe in it. This belief is held on the basis of a deep need. Wishes are not reliable
guides to truths. Therefore we should dou