One of my friends wrote an essay on The concept of spirituality and afterlife. I have atheist views but it was a bit surprising when I read that according to him, God and afterlife don't always have to be connected. That a person can believe in an afterlife still not accepting that a higher power may be behind it. Do you agree?
I do not believe in the hereafter or afterlife. Man being finite, once dead, in my humble opinion, that's it. I do believe the energy that animates us returns to the unified whole once leaving our bodies. I don't know anyone who has died and is now experiencing the great beyond experience. How can one prove it? It's not enough for people to say they died, came back to life after being revived saying they saw a white light, their deceased family members among others, one must have provable or verifiable evidence. People's personal experience will not do it because strong drugs/medication sometimes cause one to have visions.
As far as a living god is concerned, scientists cannot prove there is a god nor disprove the existence of a god. Commonsense alerts us to another force that controls gravity and the universe, but that man is in the image of this so-called force seems a far stretch from reality.