I thought I replied to you about death but I didn't apparently. I'm just gonna copypaste some old posts I made again because I've typed enough about religion (and at work) today.
When we die, our heart stops beating. This causes our brain to stop recieving blood and oxygen, and so our brain stops working.
Brains are pretty important. The whole conciousness, the whole unconciousness, the personality, memories - pretty much everything that makes us a unique individual is in the brain. When we die, this all dies too.
Unfortunately, we're just a load of flesh and blood and bones with various gooey bits. There's nothing intangible in there, there's no mysterious energy that carries on existing after death, and there's no evidence at all for it - there's flesh, blood, bones, goo - there's no soul, nothing supernatural. What's in us is almost identical to what's in a dog, or a cat, or a hamster, and is just a glorified version of what's in an amoeba.
When we die, and our brains have shut down, we stop functioning. I know it's pretty grim, but we just stop existing as a living entity. We don't float off to Heaven. Everything in your brain - that is, basically, you - withers up and dies, and your body rots.
If you're lucky, you've got a particularly comfortable coffin in a damp hole in the ground ready for you, not like you'll notice, being utterly dead. If you're equally lucky, your body will be torn apart by wolves, or sodomised by necrophiliacs - it doesn't make any difference, you're too dead to notice.
In short, the most important part of you is your brain - if there's anything like a soul, it's your brain, and that stays hopelessly stuck on Earth when you snuff it. What the fuck is a soul, and what does it contain, if the entire Human conciousness is in the brain? It's nothing. A soul doesn't exist. Get the fuck out of denial and admit that nothing happens when you die.
I've often heard it said that life after death has to exist, because physical law says that energy cannot be made or be destroyed but can only go from one form to another, such as electrical energy being converted to heat and light energy in your lightbulb, and therefore life energy can't die either and something must happen to this energy on death.
Yeah. Wrong. Life isn't energy. It's a lovely poetic use of science to justify religion, I'll grant it that much, but life does not fit the criteria to be considered energy by any stretch of the imagination. The live human body is a powerplant and food is energy, and eventually the powerplant gets decomissioned, and the energy therein stays within.
The energy in the human body isn't destroyed and it is converted to other forms after death, when your body rots.
Furthermore, and more to the point, if you want to say "energy can't be created or destroyed" and equate life with energy, what do you call the life in a newborn baby or a newly replicated amoeba, which surely just got created, and energy can't be created. Unless you're Buddhist and you reckon that it's a big cycle of life forces flowing in and out of amoebas.
Nope, doesn't work. Life is not energy, and therefore you can't use that as an argument from now on.
And on the same kind of vein, when people say "there's an opposite to everything, there's North and South and there's the natural and the supernatural - HMMM no - fantasy is the opposite of reality and fantasy doesn't exist in any tangible form, but reality does, and it's the same fucking thing. To say there needs to be an opposite to the natural and that's God and ghosts and immortality - y'know it's a real stretch of the imagination, and even to say everything has an opposite - there isn't an opposite of 'central', and if you want to continue logical progressions, if I say that everything exists in the natural world, then in the opposite world that is supernatural, nothing exists.
And if there is a supernatural, and everyone lives forever, and you've erased 'death', what the fuck is the opposite of 'life'?
But to use 'everything has an opposite' as an argument is shitty anyway. There's no sense behind it. Everything doesn't have an opposite. Actual things like 'table' and 'apple' and things in the actual physical world, don't (unless it's a 'superapple' angels eat). Therefore, neither does the physical world.
Sorry to copypaste old threads I made like that, but y'know what it's like. You came in her very nicely and I want to answer your questions but look how many character's I would've had to type to do so.