Richard dawkins and the afterlife

AQA Philosophy Richard Dawkins- after life and soul

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  • Dawkins & the afterlife
    • soul 1& 2
      • 1- a principle of life. spirital and contains persnonality
      • 2- intellectual or spiritual power, deep feeling andsensitivity. a meaningful way of describing ourselves
      • rejects the idea of a soulin a religious sense
        • may be room to talk about it in a metaphorical way
    • life after death
      • the consolation religion provides is only a true consolation if religion is true and we are able to survive death
      • "death should not be feared"
        • "you prepare for it by facing up to the truth"
      • no different to the time before we were born- we will not know about it
  • the soul
    • mythological concept invented by the Greeks
      • same as using God to explain gaps in science
    • Dawkins & the afterlife
      • soul 1& 2
        • 1- a principle of life. spirital and contains persnonality
        • 2- intellectual or spiritual power, deep feeling andsensitivity. a meaningful way of describing ourselves
        • rejects the idea of a soulin a religious sense
          • may be room to talk about it in a metaphorical way
      • life after death
        • the consolation religion provides is only a true consolation if religion is true and we are able to survive death
        • "death should not be feared"
          • "you prepare for it by facing up to the truth"
        • no different to the time before we were born- we will not know about it
    • convenient explination for human personality and consciousness
    • "not an explination but an evasion"

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