Philosophy of Religion: Belief in Life After Death
The discussion about life after death has a long history with several approaches and ideas being developed by different civilizations. Greeks, Indians, and Christianity-based nations want to believe that a soul is immortal, and its connection with the human body is critical. Therefore, this belief turns out to be extremely important to religion, and theistic philosophers and supporters must stand with it. Rowe says about the necessity to understand what life means and distinguish the characteristics of a human soul and body. This week’s chapter contains valuable information about three strong arguments (philosophical, scientific, and theological) and their contributions to religion and life-death issues. It is hard to imagine a viable religion where such a view as death ends everything can be promoted. The theological argument of God’s existence serves as a foundation for the belief in life after death, and any religion that rejects the concept would be false. Otherwise, it could be one of the philosophical positions only where people do not accept the idea of life after death.
Religion is a field where people appreciate the role of God and live by the rule that human survival is possible. As soon as some kind of religion supports a prospect of death being an end of everything, the main basics of God’s existence may be called into question. I cannot imagine a religion where death is an end, and nothing can be done. The worth of religion is to provide an opportunity to believe in something supernatural and enhance hope that everything in this world has a meaning. Bodily death frightens people, and religion becomes a source of inspiration that new alternatives exist, as well as God, forgiveness, and virtues.