god is real.
Your god -- your deity -- may be. There are plenty of other deities that aren't.
Care to tell me what you believe and why you believe it, so we can discuss if your deity is real and how it is it real?
and fate is real. our lives are pointless, except for 1 point, and that is to work your way to heaven.
The last part doesn't make much sense. Are you just preaching at me? If you are, consider that you may be doing it for yourself and nobody else.
that is the point of life, because when you make it to heaven, if you make it to heaven, you will have an eternity of happiness and pleasure.
Well, there may be a heaven but there is no life for you or me after we die. You may deny that. You may get angry about that. It may scare you, yet you seem to be desperately bargaining at this point. Accepting your mortality is not so far away for you. It may even allow you to enjoy life that much more.
Note that I don't say there is no afterlife dogmatically. I offer details that you can check for yourself. If I'm mistaken, you can correct me. If you offer no reasons for disagreeing, though, then you should consider that you need to investigate this subject further.
The details I'll provide at the end of this message.
i also believe that people have rights to their own faiths, but should not differ people from their own faith. and with the starving people remark, yes, he did plan their lives out also. he may seem non-caring at times, but in the end, he is always fair. he is our saviour, and will soon be our judge. once again i will pray for you that god will soon open your eyes to what is true and real. God bless you and your family.
Prayer is ineffective. That's the point of the videos.
If you want the physiological benefits of deep prayer, consider meditation. You won't see any deities, but you may gain focus and concentration as well as the ability to relax better. Also, it won't cost you anything but a few moments of time a week; less time than picking out clothes for church.
Back to talking about the afterlife...
"Where will I go when I die?"
I know the answer to that. When I'm alive, I am -- when I'm dead, I am not.
Here's the long version;
Summary: There is no such thing as a soul. Because of that, there is no existence for us after our lives are over. That's why it's called death.
How can I write that with any confidence?
Think about what we know -- what we can actually check and examine. Think about what we do not need to speculate about -- on both life and death.
1. Death is not a clear line; on one side alive, on the other completely dead.
Death happens in stages as individual cells no longer retain integrity for a variety of reasons, often because of oxygen starvation from organ failure or trauma that prevents the blood from circulating. Parts of us are dying and new cells are being made all the time.
2. Organ transplants. Even when 'we' cease to be, parts of us are still coherent, allowing organ transplants. There is even a method of blood extraction from corpses that is used occasionally.
3. All of our thoughts while we are alive are contained in a structure of neurons. This can be seen in a variety of well documented cases from Phineas Gage through to the impacts of severing the corpus colosum and the impacts of traumas such as strokes and alzheimers as well as the structures found that map nerves to a variety of tasks and thoughts.
4. When people start to die, the brain is frequently one of the last organs to be starved of oxygen.
5. The 'tunnel of light' is caused by the visual cortex losing oxygen and the remaining parts of the brain attempting to deal with that. The same 'tunnel' can be simulated. Pilots experience this when they use a centrifuge under high G forces for training or to test new gear. Both these are documented and can be duplicated with the proper equipment and/or circumstances.
6. People who live after being through this oxygen starvation tell stories based on their brain's attempt to deal with the stress. They talk about 'flash backs', they talk about 'stepping outside' of themselves and seeing themselves. The same thing the pilots in the centrifuges report.
7. The more time the brain or any organ is starved, the more damage.
8. People don't act any differently from more damage (that brings them closer to complete death and thus an 'afterlife') then other victims of brain damage.
9. When people 'come back' from 'the dead' their bodies have not suffered complete cell death; they weren't completely dead.
10. When cell death is complete, there is no place for 'us' to stand; there is no way to 'see the other side' and return to talk about it.
11. Think back to #3. Now, with that in mind, where do 'we' go if our brains suffer a stroke or other damage? Are there surpluses of souls hanging around, waiting for brain damage before they can be inserted into a live body?