William Rowe's View On Life After Death

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Many of us have thought about life after death. What happens to us after we die? Where do we go? What happens to our body? Do we go to heaven? Do we go to hell? Does our spirit live on? Does our soul find a different person? Many questions can arise from the thought of immortality. For those who believe in life after death, those beliefs may differ greatly. William Rowe’s article Life After Death focuses on the various beliefs of immortality and the problems with those beliefs. In researching William Rowe, the author of the article I chose, I found that he was a professor of philosophy at Purdue University. Rowe converted from Christian to an atheist. I found it interesting that he chose this conversion because of the fact that he could not justify his religion with any proof that it was the proper fitting for him. In my opinion, he did not feel that God was with him or that He (God) even existed. He wanted a sign from God, a locution to let him know that God was absolute but he never received it.
Ancient Greeks believed that humans and Gods existed. They also believed that life after death existed. Rowe identified two different conceptions about life after death that existed in ancient Greece, which he identified as Homeric and Platonic. The Homeric idea believed that only Gods had the ability to an unending existence. They did believe there was a soul that survives; however, that soul had no spirit. It was said that the human body and the actual

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