Is There Life After This Life?

Is There Life After This Life?

Is There Life After This Life?


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What happens after we die? Does everything just end? Or, is there something that comes after this life? Who hasn’t asked themselves these questions? In this compelling video, Dennis Prager deals with the issue of the afterlife head on.
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Is there an afterlife—life after this life ends? There probably isn’t a human being who hasn’t asked this question at one time or another.

And here’s the answer: If there is a God, there is an afterlife. It’s that simple.

And here’s why:

First, this life is filled with an immeasurable amount of injustice and suffering. The only way there can be some ultimate justice for victims of evil is if there is an afterlife. And the only way comfort is available to those who suffer unjustly – from painful disease and premature death to the death of a child – is if there is an afterlife.

But such an afterlife exists only if there is a good and just God. A good and just God provides a way to compensate for all the unjust suffering in this world.

Second, since God is not physical, the physical world is not the only reality. There is also a non-physical reality. And we humans have a part of us which, being non-physical, survives the death of our body. We call it the “soul.” But if there is no God, this physical life is all there is. So, no God, no soul; no soul, no afterlife.

Now, of course, those who doubt God’s existence have every reason to doubt an afterlife. But if you believe in a good God, then you have to believe there’s an afterlife. If you say you believe in God but not in an afterlife, the god you believe in is not only not good, that god is cruel. That god made a world filled with unjust suffering and just left it at that.

Now, some people who don’t believe in an afterlife offer their own version of immortality. I once attended a funeral where the man officiating said, “While there is no afterlife, we do live on—through our good works and in the memories of loved ones.”

That’s what a lot of people who reject an afterlife want to believe.

But the idea that human beings “live on” through their good works or through the memories of loved ones—which generally means a person’s children or grandchildren—is simply meaningless.

If people live on “through their good works,” then children who die don’t “live on.” The number of “good works” most children are even capable of is minuscule. As for babies who die, well, babies can’t engage in good works at all so, I guess, they just don’t “live on.”

Anyway, the truth is that bad works usually live on longer than nearly any good works. In fact, if works make us immortal, Hitler, with all the evil he did, is far more immortal than the kindest people on earth.

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39 thoughts on “Is There Life After This Life?

  1. Sohaib Khan

    Just an emotional argument. Nothing more.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  2. Ákos Körmendi

    The original question is not answered. So is there an afterlife? Saying "if there a God" just pushes to question to whether or not God exists.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  3. Ákos Körmendi

    No God means No Soul is a nonsequitor. The Supernatural, and thus the Soul might very much exist, yet God wouldn't.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  4. Saucebender

    "There has to be because I would be sad if there wasn't"

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  5. Richard Zellers

    What a CROCK of SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!! MORONS

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  6. Pravin Yedage

    God does not exist at all. The inventor of God is a fool. The propogator of God is a scoundrel. The worshipper of God is Barbarian.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  7. Mr. Fossil

    In my opinion, there could be a God and no afterlife. There could also be a soul and when you die, the soul dies with you. All ideas of God, the afterlife and soul were made by us. So anything is possible. If there is a God, doesn't mean that an afterlife exists. There could be a Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, but who knows. The soul can be immortal and leave the body, or it is mortal and when the body dies, the soul dies as well. I do believe in a God and an afterlife, but I acknowledge that they might not exist. This was a nice video, but all I'm trying to say is that all because God exists, doesn't mean that the soul is immortal and that the afterlife exists.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  8. Pax Francais

    From one of Paul's letters
    If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men. (1 Corinthians 15:19)

    From the Gospel according to Matthew
    On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘IF A MAN DIES HAVING NO CHILDREN, HIS BROTHER AS NEXT OF KIN SHALL MARRY HIS WIFE, AND RAISE UP CHILDREN FOR HIS BROTHER.’ “Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. “Last of all, the woman died. “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

    But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. “But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. (Matthew 22:23-33)

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  9. Macadam Blob

    Well he makes some valid points regarding certain arguments

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  10. George M

    If this life is all there is we would have destroyed ourselves a long time ago and never made it this far.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  11. General I80

    "My belief in God and the afterlife keeps me sane"

    Well, Dennis Prager, you aren't even sane – Every comments troll

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  12. embarkingrain 27

    Dennis is showing zero proof that an afterlife exists.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  13. Chris Baxter

    I find it funny that those who deny there's an afterlife also believe in ghosts and the supernatural if that's the case there has to be an afterlife even if you don't believe

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  14. Hydred Makabali

    I appreciate a lot of Prageru's science based views but this one is a heap of rubbish. Sounds like what would be taught in a summer jesus camp for those already deeply indoctrinated. Baffling and sadly disappointing! You guys really stick by this??????

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  15. Julian Smith

    PragerU is all about using science for example like Gender Identity for their views on it and not using science for others like the topic of a afterlife and anything of the like.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  16. FredoriaGaming

    3:11 The source of some of the PragerU YTPs.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  17. scott russell

    Well a lot of people don’t believe in God because they were taught and believe in the theory of evolution (molecules to man). But now that the theory has been shown to be untenable, the only other alternative is creation by an intelligent being (I say God). So the reality of an afterlife existing is even stronger today.

    Watch the documentary “Is Genesis History?” (still one of the top 10 best selling documentaries on Amazon even after being released years ago) this will strengthen your faith in the existence of God.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Don't know. Don't care.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  19. Himanshu Khichar

    There is nothing as devil/satan and heaven/hell/afterlife according to the Indian philosophy. This video is based on Christian ideology.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  20. Rohan Saxena

    Hey Dennis please say hi to Reagan and Thatcher when you trickle down to hell😊

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  21. Agus Ariyanto

    India-China (Hindu-buddha etc) religion has a concept about Life afterlife called Reincarnation.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  22. Monkey Mind.

    I thought he was gonna actually provide proof but he did not. He just said that life’s a bad without an after life. He never provides evidence that their is one.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  23. TeamAtFort

    prageru "facts dont care about your feelings"

    also prageru "if theres no afterlife i cant see my loved ones again and murdered victims wont get justice, therfore there must be one!"

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  24. Babafemi Aduroja

    Afterlife will contain eternal peace.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply

    This contradicts the entire message of your 'True for You but Not for Me' video. Facts are not made untrue just because they're tragic and unfair. The truth doesn't depend on your feelings. Accepting that life is cruel, random and temporary does not mean that it can't be meaningful to yourself and the people around you. I don't believe that you would be driven mad if you were honest about it, and it's sad that you seem to want to hide from the truth. I don't think I will panic on my deathbed about whether or not I was wrong because I don't base my life on it.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  26. Cemo Capone

    imagine you die, and someone just takes the vr headset off of u and asks, "how was it?"

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  27. John S. Butler

    I'm still not convinced that the existence of a deity guarantees the existence of an afterlife.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  28. PatriotRanger

    Me a Christian: seems legit

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  29. Ian Thomas

    In other words “Oh well let’s just deal with the injustices we have because God will take care of it later” this Prager logic is flawed

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  30. thomas aquinas

    The last great Pope said heaven is what we create in this world. Columbus and many others since have said that heaven and hell, they are things we bring with us wherever we go…

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  31. dablackkitten302

    If there is a God. There is a afterlife cus where else do you think this God lives. That first 30 seconds of this video was really illuminating.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  32. Wor Brc

    This whole video is about emotions, not facts. It is useless

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  33. Funk's boxing channel

    I believe in God and I hope that he's real. Do I know it to be true? Not at all. Death doesn't scare me either way because if the afterlife isn't real I won't be able to cry about that because I will be dead. Why would you go mad if you didn't have an afterlife to believe in simply because your loved ones are gone? Can't you just choose to love some new people? You kind of seem pretty selfish Dennis.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  34. Daniel Gaxiola Lugo

    "There's have to be hope somehow"

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  35. Ashutosh Srivastava


    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  36. Konrad Götze

    ptdr: It's nice to have the beleive that there is a god and an afterlife and it can benefit humanity, but we don't know.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  37. Hamed Esmaili

    Is there after life for animals too?

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply
  38. Matt Etter

    A philosopher, theist or atheist, would have a heyday with this video.

    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm Reply

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