I’d like to gather some perspective on the concept of simply falling into non-existence (as many modern atheists profess - such as Richard Dawkins) vs life-after-death.
I am not looking for proof or rebuttal of the proposal, there are zillions of threads/articles/books on that. I am more looking for the believers contemplation of the idea from either a fear, or a theological, or both perspective.
What is your perspective on, for example, fear of the proposal in terms of, what if it is true. Now I know there are posters who may reply that there is a zero likely-hood of it being true. I respectively am not looking to debate that.
Dawkins, and others, believe we (humanity) has manufactured God because of our fear of death. When I hear this argument my response (if asked) would be that I don’t necessarily find fear in the proposal. To what ever degree they may be correct (and that is not the topic of this thread) I don’t see a reason to fear it. I do find the concept depressing and I can understand the theological perspective that it may render life meaningless. But I don’t see the argument that it scares us into manufacturing a false deity and a life here-after.