If you believe in science as well as evolution how do you believe in an afterlife?

If you believe in science as well as evolution and you believe in an afterlife when did the magic of immortal soul come into the picture?   If you say minds then don’t even bugs have minds? How about animals? Think of all the dying bug or animal souls there would be.   If only higher minds have immortal souls when did that magic start and why? Who is a higher mind only humans? If so why are we not evolved primates? Also does that mean all lower minds are they soulless or have souls that are not immoral?   The intellectual problems are not limited to one area they are many because when you try to add magic to nature you always get problems. I too once held magical thinking a left over from my once devout religious faith. But I had to less such superstition go asking myself why not just accept things as they natural devoid of any made up magic? “Damien what are your thoughts about existence after death?” – Questioner   My response, I don’t believe in existence after death, such as I do not believe in any afterlife….   Death, just like life, is a process, scientists say. The first stage of this process is known as clinical death. It lasts from four to six minutes, beginning when a person stops breathing and the heart stops pumping blood. During this time, there may be enough oxygen in the brain that no permanent brain damage occurs. Other organs, such as the kidneys and eyes, also remain alive throughout clinical death. In the second stage...

Promoting Religion as Real is Mentally Harmful to a Flourishing Humanity

Promoting Religion as Real is Mentally Harmful to a Flourishing Humanity To me, promoting religion as real is too often promote a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from who they are shaming them for being human. In addition, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from real history, real science or real morality to pseudohistory, pseudoscience and pseudomorality. Moreover, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from rational thought, critical thinking, or logic. Likewise, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from justice, universal ethics, equality, and liberty. Yes, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from loved ones, and religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from humanity. Therefore, to me, promoting religion as real is too often promote a toxic mental substance that should be rejected as not only false but harmful as well even if you believe it has some redeeming quality. To me, promoting religion as real is mentally harmful to a flourishing humanity. Religion may have once seemed great when all you had or needed was to believe. Science now seems great when we have facts and need to actually...