Q: What do you think happens to us when we die? I don’t think anything does, because once we die that’s the end of everything for us. I’m sure you don’t agree, but what are your reasons? — T.H.
A: I gave this response to a similar question last September:
- The most likely answer is that you will not go to heaven because there are no gods and no heavens. I would guess after you die your body goes through a number of biochemical changes. A medical doctor should be able to explain these changes in more detail.
I agree with you when you said, “once we die that’s the end of everything for us”. I think many Christians are such ardent believers in their god and afterlife because they fear the unknown of what happens after they die. However, we will most likely cease feeling and thinking (and fearing) when we die. The only aspect of my own death that I fear is the impact on my family and friends after I am gone. I have committed myself to supporting these people in one way or another and I hope to live a long life so that I can honor those commitments and share happy, loving moments with them.
Feel free to leave your answer to this question in the comments.