What Happens After You Die?

Dinesh D’Souza argues that atheists and Christians are both presuming knowledge about life after death that they cannot know. When I was four, my sister’s turtle died. I dug it up every day for weeks to see if it would stay dead. It did. There is plenty of evidence of this sort that creatures and humans stay dead, ditto for plants. On the other hand, there is no evidence of any kind for resurrection. Life after death is mere speculation and the nature of the assumed resurrection is just wishful thinking. Believing in life after death is like believing in other things for which there is no evidence such as spider men on Mars, the ability to fly by flapping your arms and the ability to attract Hollywood actors to pursue you and demand sex.

I similarly cannot prove that a team of leprechauns do not knock me out for 10 seconds every time I use the toilet with no one watching me using magic that makes me forget the event. But on the other hand, there is not a scrap of evidence it happens either. I don’t have to prove it does not. The fact I have no proof in no way increases the probability this nutty idea is true. Ditto for all the whacko ideas Christians just pull out of their asses. I challenge Christians to show me why any of the things they claim without evidence are any more likely than the leprechaun team.

Most likely, life after death is like life before you were born. There is no experience at all. This is not at all frightening, especially compared with infinite boredom of heaven or infinite torture of hell. I have been under general anaesthesia a number of times in my life. I woke up perhaps an hour later as if no time had passed at all. I had experienced absolutely nothing while under. Deep anaesthesia is the closest I can get to death without actually dying. So it seems to me that experience is the best approximation to death.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)