The Promise of Eternal Life is a Detrimental Delusion

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I am not suggesting that the reality of death isn’t painful, but just because something is painful doesn’t mean it can be avoided, or even that it should be.  I believe the promise of eternal life is a coping mechanism, and I don’t like it.  Pascal’s famous wager posits that if there is even one chance in a million that God exists, you should bet your life on it, but to me those are terrible odds.  Indeed, it may well be that the greatest mistake in this world is to live as if you have endless time…when in fact you don’t.

Bart Campolo, former evangelical Christian evangelist, now a secular humanist chaplain, in his book, “Why I Left, Why I Stayed“, p. 133

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4 thoughts on “The Promise of Eternal Life is a Detrimental Delusion

  1. This assertion could only have merit if Jesus didn’t come back to life in a resurrected body.

    Since it takes bad historical bias to deny the fact if His resurrection, it means that the assertion is incorrect.

    You don’t get to pick and choose facts, you need to take all yhe information in account to arrive at true-to-reality beliefs.

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  2. Since we don’t know what happens to us after we die and we can only live in the present moment (though we can plan for the future), why worry about the next life? Why not be compassionate and kind in this one, since this in the only life that we know for sure that we have?

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  3. That’s right, John, though we do know what happens to us after we die – we cease to be. There’s no evidence any part of us survives the death of the body, and plenty that nothing does.

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