Philosophy - Immortality

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What is immortality?
The idea that eventhough a person is physically dead, they continue to live on in some way
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What things are evidence for immortality?
Scripture, ghosts(hauntings at borley rectory), near death experience(pam reynolds), channeling
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What are the issues with ghosts?
Hallucinations(light, wind, poor eyesight), Hoax(someone playing a trick)
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What are the issues with near death experiences?
Oxygen starvation causing hallucinations
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What are the issues with channeling?
fraud mediums, just read body language
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whats a seance?
meeting to contact the dead
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Whats a spiritualist church?
Where you go to get messages from the deceased
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What is the soul?
Spiritual part of the body
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What are problems with the soul?
No evidence, cant be seen with special equipment, not everyone believes we have one, religions contradict
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What does immortal mean?
Carries on living
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What does immaterial mean?
No physical form
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Whats dualism?
Humans have 2 basic natures - physical and spiritual
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Whats materialism?
minds are inseperable from body
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What are cryonics?
Preserving human/pet to stop decay and brought back to life when cure found or can be cloned
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What does clinically dead mean?
absense of brain activity(electrical impulses)
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What does flat line mean?
On an ecg up to 10mins after been brain dead
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Whats a legacy?
Something handed down by an ancestor to be remembered by
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What are memories
Someone remembering us and allowing us to live on
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What do christians believe about life after death?
That the spiritual body is resurrected(rising of dead) and judged by god on judgement day
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What do catholics believe happen at the stage of purgatory?
Sins are cleansed before you go to heaven
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How do you get into heaven? (christianity)
Lead good life, believers are forgiven, protestants must accept jesus as the saviour and then he will assume guilt of sins
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How do you get into hell? (christianity)
Commit sins, fail to repent(ask for forgivness)
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What are islam's death rites?
Hope to recite shadah before die, grief is forbidden, body is washed 3 times then covered with sweet spices/perfumes then wrapped in 3 white cloths to show equality, buried facing kabah
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What do islam believe happens on judegement day?
State of waiting for J.D called barzakh. Then on J.D graves open and bodies rise then either 1)good/bad weighed out or 2)carry sins on back over bridge and if too heavy fall into hell
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What do islam believe heaven is?
Paradise full of gardens
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What do islam believe hell is?
Chained, black smoke, boiling water, hot winds
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What are hindus death rites?
Body cremated after washed and covered in sweet paste
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What do hindus and buddhists believe happens after death?
Reincarnation(born again in another form) and samsara(cycle of life, death, rebirth), creature you become depeneds of karma
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What is the end of samsara/release from cycle called?(B+H)
moksha
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What is attman?(B+H)
soul
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What is the transmigration of soul?(B+H)
soul moves from dead body to new body
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What is anatta?(B+H)
No self/soul
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What is brahman?(B+H)
Supreme reality
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What is nibbana?(B+H)
freedom from suffering and individual existence
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What is rebirth?(B+H)
being born again after death
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What is reincarnation?(B+H)
Born again in another form
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What is resurrection?
rising of the dead
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Ideas against life after death?
No god/spirit world, religions contradict, paranormal activity challenged by scientists, science says the mind cant live without brain, nowhere to take place, how can you recognise a soul without body?
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What are the problems with resurrection?
identity, physical body decays, no soul evidence
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What are the solutions to these problems?
identity provided by memory, you get a new immortal body and soul cant be seen by medical equipment
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What are the problems with reincarnation and rebirth?
not accurate memories, no longer the same person
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What are the solutions to these problems?
historical records, buddihists believe each life is connected
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