Not at all, I think you made perfectly good sense in the post before last; which is why I mentioned the point that you had stated, in my own post. I just figured you might have forgotten that particular point.Originally posted by Bernardo
OK. Sorry. I don't mean to go on and on - it's just something thats close to me. If you're tired of it or think I'm soap-boxing let me know. I have no intention of doing that.
This is certainly the open-minded and rational thing to do. And I agree that our personal belief cannot change the reality of the matter. However, our choices would indeed be important if we haven't made up our mind on what happens after death, since we might believe that there is no hellfire, but then find out that there is too late (though this is a ridiculous idea, IMO, it seemed a fitting analogy).What my point is, and how this all fits into 'choices' is like this.
What happens after death, happens to everyone, the same way, no matter what is believed. There can only be one true answer to this question. To think that just because WE believe a certain way determines what actually seems foolish to me.
It Athiest's are right and we are just matter then all of us vanish at death, if it is reincarnetion or Heaven/ hell then that's the answer for all of us.
In this life we need to choose what we think is the answer - we can't bring it into being by believing it. This is why I continue my search - and expose myself to all forms of world views - to debate and consider all options.
If I'm wrong I need to find this out, isn't this the goal of everyone - make the right choice?