As Dy says in the article, “No one has ever come out alive from death to tell us about death.” I was disappointed at this. I have a lot of questions about the afterlife so I was expecting this article answers them. Nevertheless, I do agree with the author. How will we describe the phase from the point of death to everything after it? There are religious beliefs, each painting a picture of life after death.
Throughout time, the theories and ideas surrounding the concepts of life and death have been varied to say the least. How should one live his life, religiously or agnostically? What happens to a man after he dies? These are the questions that people have been arguing about since man has had the ability to communicate. Yet to this day, no one seems any closer to an answer than when they first started.
In Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, both authors share the idea that we are chained. Until we are unchained, we will believe in what we see and hear. Plato talks about how being chained for so long can have many consequences, but at the same time, you can still gain a vast amount of knowledge, while Rowling tells about how the things you hear and see aren't always the full truth for the truth is hidden in memories. Because the things we see are merely shadows, we must embrace the darkness for answers. Most people live their life with a cloud over their eyes.
Ivan Ilych experiences this stage when he realizes that his condition is much worse than he wants to believe. He tries to rationalize the fact that he is terminally ill. “The pain did not grow less, but Ivan Ilych made efforts to force himself to think that he was better” (641). He does not want to relate himself to those who are mortal even though we all eventually die. "If I had to die like Caius I would have known it was so. An inner voice would have told me so, but there was nothing of the sort in me and I and all my friends felt that our case was quite different from
Firstly, some religions state that donating organs after death will affect your afterlife. For Roamers due to their common folk beliefs, they oppose any and all organ and tissue donation. They also believe that a body should be buried with all of its organs intact because the soul maintains its physical self for one year after the individual dies. The Shinto religion concurs with folk belief that a dead body is "impure and dangerous" and injuring a person after he or she dies is a "serious crime." Therefore, they do not support organ or tissue donation.
Katherine Isner Philosophy 101 Plato's Phaedo Argument From Opposites In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates argues for the immortality of the soul in an effort to reassure his friends and students about his death. One of the arguments he uses is the argument from opposites. In this he states that all things must come from their opposites. For example, hot comes from cold, strong comes from weak, beauty comes from ugliness and so on. Since death is the opposite of life, living people must come from the dead if his theory is to be true.
Through Steinbeck’s literary techniques he explains the causes of Lennie’s death through the theme, characterization and foreshadowing. Although Steinbeck was able to leave his readers with many thoughts to think about from the story, one of the themes that clearly show the cause of Lennie’s death is sacrificing. Even though by killing Lennie, George lifts a heavy burden off his chest for he no longer has to take care of Lennie and deal with all the troubles Lennie keep on making for him. However, George has to sacrifice his friendship and love because by shooting Lennie he loses a friend whom had always been keeping him company and shares a dream with him, to have their own farm where they would share and live together. Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way.
There are six ways in which the evidence that I present here indicates non- religious reasons for life after death. There is psychic evidence, telepathy, psycho-kinesis, spiritualism, near death experiences and remembered lives. Each of these has their own explanation for why life after death may be real. Psychic evidence is concerned with how the power of the mind can apparently transmit and receive thought to and from the dead. Some scientists are “examining the idea that our brain has the ability to not only reflect on past experiences, but also anticipate future experiences.” There is lots of debate over whether psychic powers really do exist and most scientists don’t believe in psychic abilities but according to parapsychologists, these scientists are being "closed-minded", and some psi phenomena including ESP (extra-sensory perception) and psycho kinesis have experimental support.
Burial Customs All Around the World A funeral is a ceremony that is carried out to mark the death of a person in which the corpse of that particular person is buried or cremated. It marks the passing on from life to death. The funeral practice may include prayers, rituals, and/or donations that differ between ethnic groups or ancient tradition. Through history, many different techniques of laying the dead to rest have been created. Some cultures believe that burning the body or conducting a “funeral pyre” is the best way, while others believe that dismembering the deceased person’s body and leaving it for nature to do away with it is the correct way.
Melinda will use Plato’s theory that there is more to the human being then just flesh and blood, there is a soul that exist. There is a metaphysical aspect of the human cell. Everything had to be a first move nothing comes from nothing. How do you know if souls exist? Today we could say this is part of the “what if” factor, what if they let Matthew die what happens to his soul or just plain Matthew?