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Analysis of Life Death and the After Life in Religion

Analysis of Life, Death and the After-Life in Religion

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there, I did not die.


In today’s society our perception of death is generally very negative, not to mention our haunting associations with death. The human beings that we are, have the inclination to fear even the slightest thought of death and or loss. Yes, of course, it is a natural act to feel this way. In fact, it is usually expected, and most of the time anticipated that one would be afraid of what is to come of him in the next world. As we approach death one of the tantalizing feelings that we have is that of being afraid. For those of us that believe in an eternal life, the above poem creates the perfect image of how death will be in the after life. The author of this poem states, “I am not there, I did not die.” He or she is saying that after you die you are not necessarily dead, but you can make the most of your after life, it is what you do before you die that prepares you for the after life. The above poem allows our insight on death and we are now able to come to terms with death. Christians and certain Non-Christians both believe in an after life, so one must understand that only the after life can occur after death.

It is of common interest for both people of the Christian faith and those of other beliefs to be concerned with the status of the soul after ones death. For this reason it is important that all people of the world continually face the ultimate question of death and the rebirth of the soul, Christians and Non-Christians alike both believe in hope for the soul after death.

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