Hi, everybody, Here is something I encounter over and over again in casual conversations with folks whenever the subject of death and what it is comes up. Many people honestly believe that whatever a person believed in regarding the afterlife, will create what happens to them after they die. One guy told me he believes (there's that word again) that if a person is a Jewish person he goes to Jewish heaven, and if a person is a Hindu he goes to Hindu heaven and if a person is an atheist his soul goes to nothingness. I posit to these people that it makes no sense that an atheist's life force or soul would vanish after death, and that just because a person believes a thing, that does not mean that it makes it true in our daily lives. What makes all logic fall out the window when it comes to the afterlife? I use the example of a tornado approaching one's home. One can believe with all one's heart that that huge funnel of low air pressure will not approach their house, but that belief in and of itself is not going to change the course of that tornado!! We are dealing in both cases with natural phenomena. My discussion of life after death being a natural phenomenon seems to have no effect. The persons who believe that belief creates your afterlife will not entertain an alternate viewpoint. What can I say that might open their eyes a little?