In sorrow we must go, but not in despair.
Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell.
Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.
I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife.
That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, Did you bring joy?The second was, Did you find joy?
Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
If you grew up in these circumstances [of Taliban influence], faced with these choices, would you choose to live in this world or in the glorious afterlife?
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends.
For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death.
I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.
And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that.
I am honorary President of the American Humanist Society, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that utterly functionless capacity. We Humanists behave as well as we can, without any rewards or punishments in an Afterlife.
There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.