Talk:Afterlife

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Afterlife:
  • Expand the lead section to a full 3 or 4 paragraphs
  • Pinpoint areas to work on
  • Separate fraudulent experiments and research on this subject from that which is considered legitimate, i.e., that which is accepted as valid by the scientific community. The two categories (exposed fraud and legitimate science) should be listed in different sections under different titles. Lumping fraudulent research together with valid research may give the impression that all legitimate scientists reject the existence of life after death or, even worse, consider the very question absurd. If there is a consensus among scientists that the question of life after death is absurd, then research demonstrating the validity of this assertion should be offered. However, it seems obvious to this writer that no such consensus exists or can exist. 184.100.227.172 (talk) 00:11, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
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African Religions and After life?[edit]

African Religions and After life? I see Ancient Egypt but apparently it is not in Africa anymore. But we need more African religions included. --Inayity (talk) 10:04, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

The metaphysical model and Buddhism without God[edit]

What, pray tell, is a metaphysical model? Where is the reference for that or the blue link to it?

I think we need some citation requests or remarks that this article seems like editorial innovation. We're not interested in the editor's classification, we want the classifications of the experts. This is the first warning. On the second pass I put on some tags. Generally speaking the article covers a lot of territory so it is likely to turn into a big job.

I'm not sure Buddhism can be called a religion without God. I don't want to pull your chain or anything, but whose classification is that? Well, let's go a little further. If there is no god, why should we reverence him? When is God not God? What are you going to do if nothing at all suddenly addresses you? Sign into a mental hospital? Good luck.

I don't generally find this classification very satisfactory from a Wikipedian point of view. There are no references to key concepts and classifications. That is because they are not expert concepts but Wikipedian editorial classifications. I don't think we should accept this Procrustean Bed in any way. This article offers us system. It sells us little packets of concepts. There is considerable trouble about getting some things into packets. Maybe it won't go into packets. Maybe it will take your packets and stuff them up your nose! Ever think of that? Rationalist classifications just don't cover the experience I fear. I know I have just destroyed your credibility in me. But in fact I don't care. I don't want it and if you ever thought of offering it, you're up the wrong track. What we want to do here is offer the systems of the experts. That way, when it all goes wrong, they can take the blame for it.Botteville (talk) 02:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 March 2016[edit]

Under the "other" category, would it be possible to add a section on the Mayan beliefs of the afterlife? The research that could be added to this article presently resides in the "Maya Death Rituals" article. G.L. Ashworth (talk) 18:36, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Padlock-silver-open.svg Not done: According to the page's protection level you should be able to edit the page yourself. If you seem to be unable to, please reopen the request with further details. — JJMC89(T·C) 05:30, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Scientific afterlife through resurrection?[edit]

From a scientific uniformitarian/non-essentialist viewpoint, a person's consciousness and their perception of its continuity are physical, non-location-bound phenomena and therefore should be perfectly (though not necessarily easily) reproducible. There's nothing to prevent a sufficiently advanced intelligent agent (future humans/AIs/aliens with nothing better to do) from resurrecting a random person of choice. Further, if the universe/multiverse is expansive enough, specific conscious states and associated memories are likely to re-appear at different instances of time and space through mere coincidence. 2A02:1810:4D34:DC00:18F9:98D9:AD10:42FA (talk) 03:48, 30 August 2016 (UTC)