Would people be religious if they were never going to die?
Dr. Michael Baxter discusses his view on the role of death in a person’s religious life. While he believes that for most people, death does play a role later in life, death is not what makes a person religious. Dr. Baxter suggests that finding a cause for one’s life is what makes people religious. He adds the thought that as they age, people realize they cannot live forever, and that strengthens their religious beliefs.
Baxter, Michael C.S.C and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Michael Baxter, C.S.C Engages with the Question: Would People Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" June 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/131
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