An Early Ticket To The Afterlife

Question from Douglas: Do people who commit suicide go to heaven? Just watched the movie “The Discovery” on Netflix. Answer by SmartLX: Obviously The Discovery is a science fiction story, not a documentary, but like all good sci-fi it’s intended to provoke people to think about the real world and where we’re headed. Besides, (MILD … Continue reading “An Early Ticket To The Afterlife”

A Relatively Simple Afterlife Question

Question from Jason: Besides our energy living on for all eternity (watch 10 Myths About Death at 1:50) is any other afterlife possible? Is any, all (especially regarding Hell) of http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/ telling the truth? I am Fira777 on YouTube. Answer by SmartLX: I’ve written a great deal on the afterlife, because of course many are … Continue reading “A Relatively Simple Afterlife Question”

Clinging to Afterlife

Question from Lee: I just want to ask what do you guys think about the afterlife (after you die), because that’s the only thing that’s keeping me believing in God but I don’t pray to God because why would I pray to someone who is powerful enough to create a world of peace but instead … Continue reading “Clinging to Afterlife”

No Afterlife, No Purpose?

Question from Josh: Do you have a purpose in your life without there being a possible god? If so what is it and what good is it without an afterlife? Answer by SmartLX: Andrea wrote about purpose in a previous answer, but I don’t think I’ve had my chance yet. First, I’ve never said there … Continue reading “No Afterlife, No Purpose?”

I See Demons!

Question from Alexia: I would like to know if atheists ever have moments of fear over the idea that they could potentially be wrong, and that there is a nasty afterlife waiting for them? I, as an agnostic theist, do. I feel that if I were to stop believing (the idea has crossed my mind) … Continue reading “I See Demons!”

Psychology 20 Questionnaire

Question from : I’m currently taking Psychology 20 in school and would like to ask you a few questions about atheism for a project on spirituality if you have the time. The questions are: 1. How does your faith or understanding of the world shape your worldview? 2. How do you justify your actions (good … Continue reading “Psychology 20 Questionnaire”

Trying to Cross Off a Couple of NDE Explanations

Question from Mirek: Here are some arguments against current scientific ideas about Near Death Experiences: First, Lack of Oxygen to the brain: Hogan: Lack of oxygen causes stupor without memories of the experience. People experiencing NDEs report enhanced consciousness not stupor and they remember their NDE. “Dr. Fred Schoonmaker, a cardiologist from Denver, had by … Continue reading “Trying to Cross Off a Couple of NDE Explanations”

A Dump From Skeptiko

Question from Mirek: for a long time, people have thought that Near Death Experiences are just a result of the brain, I have found some recent cold hard facts which may prove it is in fact a soul at work: http://skeptiko.com/94-jeffrey-long-near-death-experience-research/ http://skeptiko.com/jeffrey_long_takes_on_critics_of_evidence_of_the_afterlife/ http://skeptiko.com/118-jeffrey-long-responds-to-parnia/ Here is a really good one which totally debunks the oxygen theory: … Continue reading “A Dump From Skeptiko”

If Questions Came By Instant Messaging

Question from Rachael: ok i guess i don’t understand how a person can be atheist i mean how can u go through the world knowing that ur going to hell even if u don’t want to believe it Answer by SmartLX: Sorry it took so long to get to these next four, but they were … Continue reading “If Questions Came By Instant Messaging”

Eben Alexander’s Adventures In Bed

Question from Halil: Hello guys, Recently I read about the Eben Alexander case, a neurosurgeon, who went to Harvard. He claims that he was in a coma, that his brain was 100 percent shut off due to meningitis. I’m sure many have heard of this. There was an article published by Luke Dittrich in 2013 … Continue reading “Eben Alexander’s Adventures In Bed”