Do you think human beings would be religious if they were never going to die?
Dr. Judith Plaskow discusses the complexity of understanding this concept, because the idea of being human is very closely linked with the idea of death. Dr. Plaskow speculates that human beings would be religious if they were not going to die, because religion is not an answer to death, but a way in which we see God through everyday life. She also remarks how life would change drastically if humans were immortal, and the need to identify a meaning for life, which religion offers, would be even greater.
Plaskow, Judith and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Judith Plaskow Engages with the Question: Do You Think Human Beings Would Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" November 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/169
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