Thursday, November 19, 2015

Siri, what happens after you die?

In friendly conversations with religious people the subject of death often crops up; the conversation often goes along the lines of "so you're an atheist then", "yep, that's right", "so what do you think happens after we die then?"... etc.

Now, rather than trying to say "nothing" (in a respectful way) I can simply hand out this handy infographic (above) to explain what I believe. This doesn't mean I'm right of course, I just see no reason or evidence to believe anything else happens; which sums up the philosophical position quite succinctly. Somehow I suspect this answer won't cut much ice though, conscious brains (including mine) aren't programmed to comprehend their own non-existence, bit like asking Siri what happens to her when the power goes out.


Archdruid Eileen said...

Damien Hirst made an artwork about that.

Steve Borthwick said...

Thanks AE, I never realised that's what his formaldehyde shark thingy was about, makes more sense now.