R&I – FS
Eternal Life Is An Emergent Gift From Our Beautiful Universe
And eternal life is already here, without any religion.
Just as an apple-tree ‘apples’, so our Universe ‘peoples’*
This emergent Universal property of ‘peopling’* carries on quite independently of our own death, as we know and observe directly.
Hence, eternal life is already here in our Universe.
Christianity** offers a diffetent, in that it suggests this emergent property is attached to the individual, via something called a ‘soul’.
While the Christian view is understandable, it’s also but one idea: And in Christianity, there is no proof-of-concept for eternal life.
Whereas the Universe ‘peopling’* is a demonstrable, irrefutable, incontrovertible fact. It has absolute proof-of-concept, iterated billions of times daily, right in front of our eyes.
Any rational belief must go with the demonstrable, irrefutable fact of ‘peopling’*, not necessarily to myriad concepts like Christianity and Islam, which are wholly devoid of proof-of-concept for an eternal life attached to the individual.
1. Why would eternal life be a consideration for a religion, when it’s already an observable fact…a common, everyday observable phenomenon.
* Just as our Universe ‘peoples’ it also and obviously tigers, mouses, cockroaches, pandas, baboons, camels, Whales, Shih-Tzus…and covids &c &c &c…and it does so billions of times daily…right in front of our eyes.
**Christianity is not alone in this concept, Islam also holds there’s an afterlife for the individual, as, to an extent, does Judaism.
Credit: I first heard this idea from Alan Watts, and my daughter–one of the Universe’s apples–passed it along to me.