If spirits and life after death isnt real, how come literally everyone from the dawn of humanity until now beloved in it?

If spirits and life after death isnt real, how come literally everyone from the dawn of humanity until now beloved in it?
Feels like hubris to pretend like something definitively doesn't happen, claiming (you) are right and the billions of people that have ever lived were wrong

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >If spirits and life after death isnt real, how come literally everyone from the dawn of humanity until now beloved in it?
    They didn't? See Sartre

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >1905-1980
      That means absolutely nothing moron

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i wanna frick the robot

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      get in line

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The most plausible explanation is hyperactive agency detection.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hubris is a very human thing.
    One thing I find ridiculous is people not believing in free will.
    Our understanding of the universe is driven by our perception, and despite all people perceiving free will for all of time, some have the audacity to suggest it doesn't exist.

    But to answer your question, it seems natural that us humans - who are very afraid of death - would construct the idea of an afterlife even if there wasn't one.
    So I don't think the pervasiveness of the concept is a good argument for life after death.

    Better arguments for that would be things like near death experiences, the evidence for God and souls, which would imply life after death, or the experiences people have with the spiritual world.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is free will? I've never seen someone give a meaningful definition of it outside of colloquial usage - e.g. I was "acting of my own free will" because I didn't have a gun held to my head.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Some sense that we are in control over our thoughts in actions, in part or in whole.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Some sense that we are in control over our thoughts in actions, in part or in whole.
          Again, I think it's a useful concept in common conversation or as a legal principle, but when you get down deep into it where do our actions come from except from some combination of nature and nurture? Your being (whether that's your body or some nebulous combination of body and soul) starts with some particular nature that is then shaped by your experienced (nurture). I just don't see what else comes into it.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >afterlife exists because… grug doesn’t want to die

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If billions of people believed the earth was flat why do you believe it is round seems like hubris tbh

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

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    If billions of people believed the earth was flat why do you believe it is round seems like hubris tbh

    >afterlife exists because… grug doesn’t want to die

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Argumentum ad populum fallacy.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo
    I was not, I am, I will not be, and I do not care

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is difficult to imagine yourself not existing, also people want to believe, also different cultures have wildly different beliefs about life after death almost like they're just making things up, also they had no evidence to back up their beliefs.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    But it wasn't even a popular idea among philosphers, only the religious and the common man. Why foes nobody here know basic highschool history?

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's been scientifically proven that reality is entirely subjective depending on the observer. It's also been shown that human thoughts can influence the nature of reality on a micro and macrocosmic scale.
    Most people in the world, even if they're afraid to admit it, believe in ghosts, a God, ect.
    Even without delving into the deeper obvious truths of occultism, life after death and spirits are real simply because enough people believe they are.
    Also, there's the fact that consciousness is poorly understood and theorized as a specific field of electromagnetic energy or whatever which could theoretically be recreated at any time, it's a big stupid mess.
    I implore you to get into occultism. It'll save your life.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's been scientifically proven that reality is entirely subjective depending on the observer.
      gonna need a source on this that isn't a misinterpretation of the double slit experiment

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