Secular humanism views on suffering and death?
Secular Humanists believe suffering comes from the cause of people or series of unfortunate events. As there is no god or faith outside science death is an end and nothing more. No bright lights at the end of the tunnel, etc. By this cynical worldview suffering can also be viewed as nothing more than an unfortunate emotion evolution has brought on.
I feel no fear of death and seldom give it much thought. When I die I will simply cease to exist. A person may suffer before dying, but death itself has no suffering. My advice is to do your best while living and not worry about death.Secular humanists accept death as an inevitability, but embrace life as valuable because of it. Therefore, humanists seek to obtain the best quality of life possible; this usually entails… Read More
Secular Humanists view death as inevitable, and don't believe in an afterlife. This means that each person only has one chance at life. There is no forgiveness or punishment after we die. This leads the secular humanist to do good for the sake of doing good rather then out of fear of eternal damnation, or hope for eternal rewards. Each and every person is responsible for making the world a better place, and the only… Read More
In John 3:16 the Bible says "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." In John 6:38-40, Jesus says, " For I have come from down from Heaven not to do my will but to do the will of the Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall… Read More
That it's the same as before birth. What happens to the flame when you blow out a match? Life ends.
Whereas most modern religions teach that when a person dies, the soul progresses to an afterlife in heaven or hell, or is re-incarnated in a new life on earth, secular belief is that there is no afterlife. We will live on in the memories of our loved ones, friends and acquaintances.
Answer: Why do people suffer and die? The Bible gives us a clear explanation at Romans 5:12. "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned-." Both good and bad humans suffer and die because of the sin and imperfection that we have inherited from our disobedient parents. 1 Corinthians 15:22 says "For just as… Read More
The Bible's view of death is certainly worth looking at. Take a look at what it says about the death of Lazarus. John 11:11 Jesus said that Lazarus was sleep. He said he was going to awaken him. "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. " The disciples didn't understand that he was talking about death. Notice verses 11-14: 11 These things said he: and after that… Read More
The Christian view on death is that the soul leaves the body when you die, and your sins are weighed and judged by God, and you are either sent to Hell if you have had a sinful life, or you go to Heaven if you gave your Life to Jesus when you were alive cause your sins were washed away by His Blood, where you will live forever in God's kingdom.
The season is called Lent.
In the Old Testament, people had to offer sacrifices to be forgiven of their sins. God sent Jesus into the world to be the perfect and ultimate sacrifice. Jesus never sinned and lived a perfect life while on Earth. He was crucified to be the sacrifice for all sinners from then on. He suffered because God made Jesus a human to experience the pain and suffering humans deal with to make a more personal relationship… Read More
They are for it.
Another answer from our community: Tradition tells us that John the apostle was exiled to the Greek Island of Patmos, and lived there until a great age - possibly into his late 80s. Judas Iscariot committed suicide after betraying Christ (Matthew), or died by misadventure (Acts). Apart from well-documented martyrdoms of some of the other apostles like Peter and Andrew (Peter crucified upside down on a cross, and Andrew crucified on an X-shaped cross) many… Read More
Most certainly - this is what it's all about and is a most appropriate time to do so.
The tradition is that he was born of a virgin, and rose from the dead.
Christianity's view of death, for Catholics anyways, is when God is ready for you to come into heaven. He takes you from the Earth at a chosen time.
Christians believe that there are two place you can go after death: heaven or hell. They believe that to go to heaven you must believe that Jesus Christ (born in 3 B.C.) is the Son of God and he died on the cross to save the world from their sins, and then rose from the dead three days after crucifixion. They believe that if you do not believe this, you will spend eternity in hell… Read More
The death and resurrection of Jesus, gave humanity a choice. Adam 'sold mankind into sin', that is, all his yet-unborn children. He'd had no children before he sinned. They all came AFTER his sin, when he was imperfect, so because of his rebellion, all his descendants (us) are damaged and 'miss the mark' of perfection. Without Jesus' sacrifice, we would all have nothing but death and nothingness to look forward to. (Ecclesiastes 9:5&10)(Ezekiel 18:4) God… Read More
There is no connection...
A: There is evidence of humans cheating death in Greek mythology and in the Bible, as well as the scriptures of other religions. Christians say that the other evidence is false and only the biblical evidence is true. On the Christian view, Elijah, Lazarus and Jesus cheated death, and perhaps Enoch, although there is no evidence outside the Bible.
If God really wanted to free His Chosen People ASAP then why did He hardened the Pharaoh's heart Exodus 4 v21 resulting to so much sufferings and deaths of humans and animals?
Because in doing this it strengthen their faith. Faith gets stronger in times of trial. It would have been very easy for the Israelites to believe that God would save them if He had done it instantly. But in taking so long God tested their faith and made the wait well worth it. This applies not only to the Israelites but to us and our everyday life and walk in faith.
What do Christians believe about the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus as found in the Gospel of Mark?
Christians believe that it is an accurate historical record like the others. One difference might be that Mark probably got his information from Peter, who himself certainly was closely involved in events, whereas Matthew and John were certainly involved directly themselves. Luke, of course like Mark was not a direct eyewitness and probably got a lot of information from Paul and others. The details recorded in Mark show a contemporaneity with events, as well as… Read More
When Christians believed that Jesus was resurrected he told them that they would have eternal life. They could only have eternal life if they believed in him and accepted him as their personal savior. Since Jesus died for us our sins are forgivin which gives us the blessing of being able to enter the kingdom of heaven after we die.
What are Christians views on life after death Do they believe in earth bound spirits or does the soul go directly to purgatory?
The views on what happens to a person's soul after dying varies from religion to religion. For example, the views of Catholics versus the views of Baptists or Anglicans are very different. The requirements for an individual to get into heaven can vary as well as the levels of afterlife - hell, pergatory, limbo, heaven, etc. Many religions believe in all of these or simply one or two. Several denominations have no set belief or… Read More
Seems like celebrating their birth and commemorating their death seems more appropriate?
Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ.
In most forms of Christianity: If you believe Jesus was the messiah, and died for your sins, you go to Heaven for all eternity. Otherwise you go to Hell for all eternity. Jewish answer One of the central beliefs of Judaism, as stated in the Talmud (Mishna, Sanhedrin 11:1) and codified by Maimonides (1135-1204), is that the soul continues to exist and is treated in accordance with the person's actions while he or she was… Read More
Because it was Gods plans for him to live and die on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven and we live an eternal life in heaven.
the villagers thought that the the people of the church had sinned because the villagers thought that you would only get the plague if you had sinned....
It is a Palm Sunday as it called by now by the Catholics.
Regrettably, many Mormons died as they tried to travel from Illinois to Utah. Many people starved and froze to death in a make shift camp they erected in the mud, just on the other side of the Mississippi River (1846). Ironically, while they were freezing in their tents, they could see the new residents enjoying their homes across the river. Three hundred twenty-five (325) Mormons are buried at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. This was the second… Read More
no you celebrate his resurection (coming back to life)
There is no way to know how, it is humanly impossible so we have no choice but to leave it with God. The important question is not how, but which of the two resurrections we you be a part of. (Revelation 20) Another Answer:We know we must stand in the Judgement process and all will be called to life again for that. So just how are we to do this and recall all our interactions… Read More
A: The stories of the virgin birth and of the death and resurrection of Jesus could indeed be based on earlier stories of gods and godmen, with credible reasons to believe the gospel authors based their stories on those earlier accounts. However, there is no actual proof that this is so. Answer: A prevailing myth widely circulated is that the similarities between Christianity and the mystery religions are striking. Take, for example, the alleged similiarities… Read More
Philip the Apostle should not be confused with Philip the Evangelist. Philip the Apostle is said to have been crucified upside down in the city of Hierapolis. So like Jesus he died on a cross.
Of course, Christians are sad, but they also rejoice that their loved one is in heaven. Normally, Christians hold a memorial service and have a speaker telling everyone what influences the deceased person had on other people during his lifetime. They might sing songs and pray also.
It is written in the bible that those who are true believers will one day after the return of Jesus enter the ever lasting life of no pain, no sickness, no short comings and true happiness. It is here that lies true faith. (He that does not love his brother, which he can "SEE", can not not love God who he can not see). The truth does not come out in what we can see… Read More
The historical context below indicates that the disciples were scattered as a result as they fled from the persecution, or the threat of it. As a result, in verse 4 below, this had the effect of spreading the Gospel message rather than hindering it as they preached wherever they went. 1And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they… Read More
This is an interesting question. Many religions honor their dead with funeral services or rites. I believe that most of these traditions started more as an honor to the God that they served. Similar to an offering of sorts. Honoring the God by giving them the spirit of their dead. Please their God and their loved one will get to enter the afterlife. Some religions, like the Buddhist I believe, use chanting by monks to… Read More
What makes you think it was a failure? Jesus was born for that very purpose - his mission was clear - that he should die as a sacrifice for sin and on the third day rise again. Jesus made this very clear on numerous occasions throughout his ministry recorded throughout the gospels. Put simply, the Cross was necessary for the once-and-for-all forgiveness of sin. Since humans first decided to go their own way and not… Read More
Jesus desciples loved Him very much. They were loyal and devoted to Him. They also knew that He was the Messiah although they didn't know that he came to die (give his life) for all of us who will put our trust in Him as Savior. They grieved like any of us would, especially because they didn't expect Him to die, knowing that He is God in the flesh. When the tomb was empty after… Read More
ANSWER: There are two types of sin. One does not lead to death and the other one does. The sin that does not lead to death is the one that is repented of and forgiven. The sin that leads to death is the one that is not repented of or forgiven
Genesis 23:1 says, "And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old" when she died.Genesis 25:7 says that Abraham was 175 years old when he died.
Christians believe that we have only one life and death, after death we face judgment according to our deeds done on earth, if we are repented we will go to heaven or it is hell.
The Christians gave up on life they thought it was the end of the world while on the other hand the Muslims thought it was a blessing for their sins._______________________________________________________________Both Christians and Muslims are human and worship same God. They both prayed God to forgive them and save them.
Unfortunately it is somewhat divided.On one side the camp: You have the mainstream religions whose flock believes in an 'afterlife' after death; even though some of their scholars recognize that the Bible doesn't teach such. This brings us to . . .The other side of the camp. Some scholars agree with Jehovah's Witnesses as Christians who do NOT believe in an 'afterlife'. Instead they believe in a resurection 'on the last day'. In the meantime… Read More
Becket was murdered by 4 of King Henry the 2nds knights inside Canterbury Cathedral. Apparently Becket and Henry were close friends but when King Henry the 2nd yelled out "Will no one rid me of turbulent priest?" he was overheard by 4 of his knights. These knights then travelled to where Becket was and struck him with swords four times. Becket did not fight back but on the third hit the sword was broken in… Read More
Thomas Becket was born on the December 21, 1118 in Cheapside, London. His family was well off, his father, Gilbert Becket, a was a merchant. His mother was called Matilda. He was educated in France, Italy and England. When he returned to England, he was noticed by Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury. The latter sent Thomas on several important missions to Rome. Theobald recommended Thomas to Henry II as Lord Chancellor when the post was free.Thomas… Read More