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Do people only do good to get to a life after death?
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I do not believe in the afterlife. To me, there is no heaven or hell. These are just things that we, humans, make up to comfort ourselves as we cannot imagine our life ending. There is nothing more scary than knowing that one day we will not be breathing, thinking, living; its hard to believe that there is an end, hence we feel the need to make up ideas of afterlife to comfort ourselves.
But the idea of hell is ridiculous; who has the time to record all the sins that we have commited in our lifetime and then punish us specifically for that sin. If there are divine god or gods present then shouldnt their time be better spent on improving the lives of the living by preventing natural disasters that are not the direct consequence of man. The other thing is, what is a sin? there is no unbiased way of classifying different acts as either good or bad; an act that may be considered a good deed may not necessarily be so from another's point of view. It is all subjective and opinionated.

I may have come off too strong, but what do other people think?
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Better live it up. I don't think there is.
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cherryandapplepie wrote:

I do not believe in the afterlife. To me, there is no heaven or hell. These are just things that we, humans, make up to comfort ourselves as we cannot imagine our life ending. There is nothing more scary than knowing that one day we will not be breathing, thinking, living; its hard to believe that there is an end, hence we feel the need to make up ideas of afterlife to comfort ourselves.
But the idea of hell is ridiculous; who has the time to record all the sins that we have commited in our lifetime and then punish us specifically for that sin. If there are divine god or gods present then shouldnt their time be better spent on improving the lives of the living by preventing natural disasters that are not the direct consequence of man. The other thing is, what is a sin? there is no unbiased way of classifying different acts as either good or bad; an act that may be considered a good deed may not necessarily be so from another's point of view. It is all subjective and opinionated.

I may have come off too strong, but what do other people think?


I have thought the exact same thing about humans trying to escape from true death by believing in an afterlife.
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my thoughts exactly! since we know that there is an end coming, why not make our existence more meaningful by living it to the fullest.
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Well, I already believe there's no heaven or hell, so I'll just continue doing whatever the hell I feel like.
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cherryandapplepie wrote:

my thoughts exactly! since we know that there is an end coming, why not make our existence more meaningful by living it to the fullest.


I agree.
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I don't believe in life after death. I don't also believe in God. About hell and heaven, I think it's just stupid thing, why would i live thinking what happens after death, when i can think what happens now. You have to live in this moment.
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goodbye church hello good stuff
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Yeah . Good deed do u good .
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If its true by the time you realize there isn't shit after death, you will already be dead, so whats the big deal?
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thats awful...i wonder if its true
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So what?... its better that way.
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....then what would be the point of life?
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^^ in reference to the topic question
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And believe it or not....good deeds won't guarantee you anything in the "afterlife". There's good in every person, doesn't mean that everyone'll turn out to be saints though. Your motivation behind being and acting like a "good" person should be natural not forced. We should treat people, including ourselves, how we deserve to be treated...regardless of what we may do sometimes.
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