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Nothing after Death for the atheist

August 6, 2009

“I take it…to be a fact, that
one’s existence ends with death. I think
it possible to show how this fact
can be emotionally acceptable.”

Alfred Jules Ayer, philosopher, from The Humanist Outlook (1968)

Human destiny is an episode between two oblivions.

Ernest Nagel, in James Sire, The Universe Next Door, p.67

The only immortality is to continue to exist in our progeny and in the way that our lives have influenced others in our culture.

Humanist Manifesto II