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Old September 17 2013, 01:08 AM   #193
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Re: What Happens After Death

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
I guess I sort of get that. I mean, I really wish there were an afterlife. But I wish I had great legs and a billion dollars too.
I, too, wish for these things.

As for religion, I would wonder if it wasn't based in control before fear. I don't suppose we'll ever know...evolutionary psychology is a somewhat wooly science.
Indeed it is. All I can base my ideas on is what I experience for myself, and how I felt when I was deeply religious. I don't like the prospect of death; it does frighten me. Sometimes, a religion makes me want to give it more credence than I should, and I have to remind myself that wishful thinking does not equal reality, and that the likelihood of that religion being an accurate representation of what lies post death is extraordinarily small.
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