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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not Necessarily a Paradox

In an attempt at showing how religious beliefs can be paradoxical, Kip at Overcoming Bias wrote:

While most people believe in an “afterlife,” people don't believe that parts of a crazy person's mind go to Heaven when he loses them; by extrapolation, all of a person's mind doesn't go to Heaven when you lose all of it.
A resurrection at the End of Days (or on the Riverworld) avoids this apparent problem.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

The assumption that death is the end and there's nothing after also eliminates the conundrum. It also gibes with the observed phenomenon of damage to the brain resulting in damage to the identity. The logical conclusion would be that destruction of the brain would destroy the identity.

It's a simple faith, but it comforts me:-)

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