7 June, 2013LO: To consider reasonswhy some people donot believe in life afterdeath.Skills:EmpathyReasoning
1. Paranormal –2. Near Death Experience –3. Reincarnation-4. Resurrection -5. Immortality of the Soul –6. Abortion –7. Euthanasia –8. Sanctity of Life –9. Assisted Suicide -
1. Paranormal – Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritualcauses.2. Near Death Experience – When somebody about to die has an out ofbody experience.3. Reincarnation-The belief that after death, souls are reborn into anew body.4. Resurrection – The belief that after death, the body remains in thegrave until the end of the world when it is raised from the dead.5. Immortality of the Soul – The idea that the soul lives on after thedeath of the body.6. Abortion – The removal of the foetus from the womb before it cansurvive.7. Euthanasia – The painless killing of someone dying from a painfuldisease.8. Sanctity of Life – The belief that all life is holy and belongs to God.9. Assisted Suicide – A gentle and easy death.
Where might Heaven and Hell actually be?How might an atheist respond to this?How might a spiritualist respond?Is there any proof?
In the 21stcentury, we expectscience to providereliable answers.Science has so far notconclusively provedthat life after deathexists.
In the 21stcentury, we expectscience to providereliable answers.Science has so far notconclusively provedthat life after deathexists.If you wanted tothink about itphilosophically, what else has sciencenot proved aboutthis topic?
Science can analyse accounts ofNDE’s.• Some say that they are due tohallucinations caused by a chemicalreaction when the brain is beingstarved of oxygen – possibly causedby drugs in the patient.• Bright lights and tunnels could becaused by lack of oxygen also.• It could be similar to a computershutting down.How is our brain both similar anddifferent to a computer?Is it reasonable to compare thehuman brain to a computer? Why orwhy not?
How is our brain both similarand different toa computer?Is it reasonable to comparethe human brain toa computer?Why or why not?
1. Using the hand out, writea brief introduction to thisweek’s show.2. Provide Janice with twoquestions likely to get theaudience interested.3. What will Simon say todestroy Pam’s story?4. If Janice was to have athird guest to give anotherview, who would yousuggest and why?
Do people just fear the idea ofdeath?Why might some people want tospeak to a medium?How easy is it to imagine someonewho died that you really cared aboutstanding near you?Do you think the paranormal is realor just wishful thinking? Givereasons with evidence andexplanation.
Humanists are people that do notbelieve in God and say that ‘you onlylive once’.They believe the only way we canlive on is:• Through people’s memories• The work we have done while wewere alive• In our children• Our molecules which will stillremain part of the natural world.
It is a scientific fact that you cannever destroy energy.When someone dies, theirremains, whether buried orcremated, creates nutrients forcompost to provide life for newplants.Do you think that this ‘green’ ideaof changing energy into somethingelse could be classed as life afterdeath? Give two reasons to supportyour viewpoint.
‘When you’re dead, you’re dead. Thereis no such thing as life after death.’(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion. (3)(ii) Give reasons why some people may disagreewith you. (3)