Quote from khminh
That is typical assumption from evangelical fundamentalist nurses. In their eyes, not believing in Jesus equates not being spiritual or worse, following Satan.
I hope you're not referring to me! The only one to bring up religion is you.
Personally, I don't know what the afterlife is like. I don't have knowledge this aspect to have a belief in it. Maybe I simply return to dust; maybe I come back to the state that I was before I was born; maybe I go to some land that is not bound by space and time; maybe I will be in hell with Satan according to Christians. I really don't know, and I'm not afraid of saying I don't know.
That's an honest answer. But let me ask you this: Do you care? I mean, are you okay with simply blinking out of existence as if you never were. 0 continued experience. Nothing, but not even an awareness of Nothing. Just nothing. The eternal rest.
Buddhism believes in reincarnation, but there is no clear evidence about it, so I cannot say if I will reincarnate into a new life.
Reincarnation doesn't make sense to me. I wasn't EGspirit in my last life (if I had one). I was someone else. If it was the same soul, what does that mean to me? Maybe God is Consciousness, which means any recollection I have of a past life is just me connecting with the memory of God--which I am part of anyway. So, reincarnation is kind of blown apart. It's like, yeah, I lived before. In that case, I have lived all lives before, and all lives now, and all lives to come. But EGspirit is still a unique existence. If I die and am reborn as a different person--then that's just the same thing as saying I (EGspirit) cease to exist when I die.
That's my thoughts on reincarnation, anyway. And reincarnation is held by more people than any other single belief about the afterlife.
Thanks for your answer to this post.