Belief in Afterlife

Belief in Afterlife refers to belief in continued existence after death of the body.

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It encompasses the belief in immortal existence.
Belief in afterlife can encourage individuals to consider the longer term impact of their thoughts and actions. Belief in afterlife may be abused as an excuse for procrastination, or an excuse for unacceptable actions to be overridden by compensating actions later.
It implies an existence beyond physical human body.
Belief in afterlife can help to change the individual's focus from physical aspects of life to spiritual ones. Belief in afterlife may be abused to demean the value of human life in the physical world.

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Mother Teresa: "I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather He will ask, How much love did you put into what you did?", Honor Books, ‎W. B. Freeman (2004), God's Little Devotional Book for Girls, p. 205, [URL]
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