This question of a husband - or a family member or some
other person close to you - not believing in the afterlife
and thinking that you are loco or something like that has
been asked many times. What do you tell him/her?
Introduction: First it is critical to
state that there has never ever been anyone in this world-
no scientist, no philosopher, no theologian or anybody else
who has shown or proven that the afterlife does not or cannot
exist. On the contrary, there have been and there are scientists
and empiricists who have shown that the afterlife exists.
People who vehemently do not accept the afterlife are those
who are repeating what some uninformed person has told them
and have not done reading and thinking about the afterlife
The following are actual common complaints by those who
do not accept the afterlife/paranormal:
1. “Why are you wasting your time on this?”
Well now, you, me and everybody else in this world will
one day die. Neither you nor anyone else has shown me there
is nothing after we die. Is it not reasonable to see why
many brilliant scientists - who have done a lot more research
than you and me - are saying that life after death does
exist? If you had a heart problem and if you have to have
a triple by-pass, wouldn’t you go to a heart specialist?
You wouldn’t say – “I know more than all
these heart specialists!” Why is it then, that when
I raise the issue of the MOST important thing on this earth
you and some others suddenly become ‘know-it-alls’
in this most critical, sensitive area of afterlife evidence?
2. “What scientists are you talking about?”
Good question – what scientists? Over the last one
hundred years there have been scientists of the highest
caliber who used their scientific knowledge and after investigating
the afterlife they came to accept that the afterlife exists.
Some of these scientists include Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir William
Crookes, Sir William Barrett – and so many more. Recently
scientists are confirming what these earlier scientists
accepted as evidence for the afterlife – scientists
such as Professor Gary Schwartz, go to www.victorzammit.com
click on Chapter 2.
3. “Why are you letting these people con
I know we all have to be careful about being conned. These
days we come across lots of people trying to con you and
me. And is it not possible that someone conned you into
rejecting the possibility that the afterlife exists? I know
we all have to be discriminating. I know I have to think
for myself about information which is given to me. I have
to assess the information to see if it makes sense, and
see if there is proof of what is being said which would
convince a highly intelligent person with an open mind.
Then and only then I will tentatively accept the information
and see if it is borne out by my personal experience.
4. “It’s all religious mumbo jumbo!”
That is a familiar cliché stated by many non-believers.
And you are repeating it because you think that gives some
support to your own beliefs – which incidentally you
just cannot prove.
Understanding that the afterlife exists has nothing to
do with religion. It’s a branch of physics. Empiricists
and scientists do not have the luxury of beliefs. And scientists
have nothing to do with religion. The critical scientific
evidence for the afterlife has far more substance than religion.
Religion is theory. Afterlife scientific evidence has been
obtained by empirical (scientific) testing. Accepting the
evidence is vastly different from ‘believing’
in any religion. Some people think that religion is mumbo
jumbo – they may be right, they may be wrong. Some
who do not believe in anything themselves believe in their
own ‘mumbo jumbo.’ I do NOT believe, I ACCEPT
the evidence for the afterlife.
5. “In what way are science and religion
Well, religion is a personal belief. Religion cannot be
independently substantiated by taking it into a laboratory
to test it. No one can use science to show that a particular
religion is a valid. No one can use science to prove that
Jesus died for the ungodly. All religion necessarily is
personal belief. And all personal beliefs are subject to
Arthur Findlay in The Psychic Stream showed that all religions
arose through attempts to explain the psychic and other
dimensional experiences of groups of people in terms of
their own knowledge at the time. It is most interesting
to re-state that our Christian beliefs were formalized in
the year 325AD at the Council of Nicea. That is where Christian
theology was initiated. Most fundamental Christian theological
beliefs have not changed at all since that time- that is
1680 years ago!
But in the twenty first century, as our communication methods
and technology have increased beyond our expectations we
have been able to collate and analyse people’s psychic
experiences on a global scale never possible before. As
a result we are able to measure the frequency of occurrence
of experiences, compare them across cultures, and predict
their occurrence. This is science not religion.
Now using scientific method to measure phenomena is totally
different. Science has to do with accurate prediction, with
repeatability. This is because when experimenters have an
empirical formula and they test the formula over time and
space and keep all circumstances constant, they get the
same results. That is science and that is what I mean when
I say that afterlife information these days is ‘empirical’.
There are some twenty one areas of empirical (scientific)
evidence for the existence of the afterlife and up until
now no scientist, no theology expert, no philosopher or
anybody else has ever rebutted, refuted or shown that this
evidence is not or cannot be valid –see A LAWYER PRESENTS
THE EVIDENCE FOR THE AFTERLIFE www.victorzammit.com
6. “There is nothing in it and why are you so stupid
As I said, you have to learn how to discriminate between
that which is repeatable and empirically predictable and
that which is not. Would you not say that one would have
to be absolutely stupid to fail to investigate information
given to us by some of the most intelligent scientists who
ever walked this planet Earth – since we ALL have
to die? Especially, when there has never ever been any scientist
or empiricist or to show that what these great scientists
discovered about the afterlife cannot be valid. We have
to be long term thinkers to make sure we will get a good
deal on crossing over. Short term thinkers are defeatists
and the real losers. Besides, I remind you, ‘accepting’
the evidence is different from ‘believing’.
7. But does not science says when you’re
dead you’re dead?
Absolutely not! Specifically WHICH scientist says that?
There have been great scientists these last one hundred
years who used their scientific skills to investigate the
afterlife and confirmed the existence of the afterlife.
All of these scientists were fairly skeptical before they
investigated. There are scientists who did NOT investigate,
who never bothered to analyze the empirical results of the
afterlife evidence and have the impudence to make all kinds
of mischievous anti-afterlife statements. But these scientists
do NOT have the authority to make ANY statements about the
afterlife because they FAILED to investigate it.
8. Are you trying to tell me that scientists can
Absolutely! Just because a scientist is working as a scientist
it does not give him ANY authority to make comments about
the afterlife UNLESS the scientist investigated the afterlife
himself or herself. Many scientists AFTER investigating
the evidence actually ACCEPTED the existence of the afterlife
– as I mentioned in 7 above .