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Ask A Mormon: Do Mormons believe they will become gods?

Latter-day Saints believe that every life — our spirits, our souls, the essence of who we are — is eternal.

Upcoming Day of Prayer to Focus on Afterlife

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will host a Day of Prayer entitled, “Afterlife 101: What Happens When Our Earthly Pilgrimage Ends?," led by John Fencik, on Jan. 14, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Not fearing death

I learned when I was about 8 years old that people my age — young people — died, though usually through some sort of accident.

It’s OK to talk about death

My first conscious memory of pondering an afterlife came at the death of my profoundly disabled, brain damaged older brother. He died at 13 years old, slipping away one winter night from pneumonia.

Ask An Atheist: Is there an afterlife?

Is there an afterlife?

As someone who is a practical materialist, who does not believe we possess any supernatural spirit apart from the self-awareness generated in our brains, and who furthermore does not believe in any supernatural deities, my answer is a general no.

Ask An Atheist: Did you ever believe in God? What about the afterlife?

Did you ever believe in a god, and if so, why did you change your mind?  What hope do you have when you and your loved ones die and why are you OK with that?

What’s this life all about?

I cannot reconcile the extremes in this world; the beauty of the hawk circling the sky, the grace of the snake sliding through the grass, the culmination of life and death as the Red Tailed hawk swoops down from her dance and grasps the garter snake in her talons, eagerly ending its life and joining its essence to her own.

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