Is There Life After This Life?

Is There Life After This Life?

What happens after we die? Does everything just end? Or, is there something that comes after this life? Who hasn’t asked themselves these questions? In this compelling video, Dennis Prager deals with the issue of the afterlife head on.
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Script:

Is there an afterlife—life after this life ends? There probably isn’t a human being who hasn’t asked this question at one time or another.

And here’s the answer: If there is a God, there is an afterlife. It’s that simple.

And here’s why:

First, this life is filled with an immeasurable amount of injustice and suffering. The only way there can be some ultimate justice for victims of evil is if there is an afterlife. And the only way comfort is available to those who suffer unjustly – from painful disease and premature death to the death of a child – is if there is an afterlife.

But such an afterlife exists only if there is a good and just God. A good and just God provides a way to compensate for all the unjust suffering in this world.

Second, since God is not physical, the physical world is not the only reality. There is also a non-physical reality. And we humans have a part of us which, being non-physical, survives the death of our body. We call it the “soul.” But if there is no God, this physical life is all there is. So, no God, no soul; no soul, no afterlife.

Now, of course, those who doubt God’s existence have every reason to doubt an afterlife. But if you believe in a good God, then you have to believe there’s an afterlife. If you say you believe in God but not in an afterlife, the god you believe in is not only not good, that god is cruel. That god made a world filled with unjust suffering and just left it at that.

Now, some people who don’t believe in an afterlife offer their own version of immortality. I once attended a funeral where the man officiating said, “While there is no afterlife, we do live on—through our good works and in the memories of loved ones.”

That’s what a lot of people who reject an afterlife want to believe.

But the idea that human beings “live on” through their good works or through the memories of loved ones—which generally means a person’s children or grandchildren—is simply meaningless.

If people live on “through their good works,” then children who die don’t “live on.” The number of “good works” most children are even capable of is minuscule. As for babies who die, well, babies can’t engage in good works at all so, I guess, they just don’t “live on.”

Anyway, the truth is that bad works usually live on longer than nearly any good works. In fact, if works make us immortal, Hitler, with all the evil he did, is far more immortal than the kindest people on earth.

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Dean Funk says:

"Do all that is good. Do not do evil. Do everything you can to figure out what is going on."

R4ND0M N355 says:

wish prager would stay off religion and philosophies, and stick to facts and science, that's how they are going to attract a larger audience.

MegaRedstoneMiner says:

What type of 'good god' are we talking about? In the Aristotelian sense, a 'good god' is one that is perfect, but not necessarily ethically moral, as that is a corporeal invention of mankind. The Bible in fact supports this Aristotelian interpretation of 'good' when, in Genesis, good calls his creations good. Are we really meant to believe that the oceans and land have ethical underpinnings? NO! (See Ben Shapiro for further explanation of this interpretation of Genesis) So, if god is not an ethical god, we cannot automatically assume there is an afterlife based on God being 'good'.

NeO_mx says:

Answer: No or unknown

Dev Gandhi says:

So what you fail to explain is that how exactly are you associating existence of god with the the proof of afterlife, with the world suffering and punishment of the torturers and to the meaning of life…
And as most people around the globe would agree that any of heinous act would hurt us emotionally, why does this mean the only justification we can find out of the entire incident is if "god justifies" it?
And great wordplay when you associated "if it doesn't drive you mad" with "if you love anyone"…

Geno X says:

I take comfort in knowing all the horrible deeds I have done and got away with will not come back to haunt me in a nonexistent afterlife. And all those infinite singularities in the multiverse that banged came out of nowhere 14 billion years ago #Triggered

General Grievous says:

I am an atheist, and thus this debate is nearly meaningless to me, but you do make a good arguments for theists out there. However, I disagree with your last point, about being driven mad by a lack of an afterlife. I have completely come to terms with the meaninglessness of my existence and if yours, yet I retain my sanity.

Dominic says:

Babies born with AIDS = There is no God = There is no afterlife.

drivesmecrazy1000 says:

This was fantastic. PS: I didn’t know Jews believed in an afterlife. 😯

Petr Maly says:

And Yet, hundreds of millions of people live like this and are OK. It is called "growing up" and most of us find out the truth about no god and no afterlife betweem 5-8 years old.

Ryan Wiles says:

As much as I hate to quote evil people, you just proved karl marx' "Religion is the opium of the masses"

Tommy Irvin says:

thanks for quoting someone who married their daughter to the high road fellas

Pedro Michel Parks says:

Yes, there is life after death because there is a GOD.
GOD bless you all!

Sultan Jahdhamy says:

Nice logic. Scientists conclude the universe shouldnt exist since Anti-matter and Matter were at equal amount during the big bang but since matter still exist its against a scientific Law then he is clearly a God of Mercy and his mercy has preceeded his anger, he wanted us to live to help each other and worship him if this is achieved then humanity has overcome their biggest challenged. We are so smart and yet so dumb

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