Afterlife from a Christian Point of View

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November 21, 2012

Afterlife from a Christian Point of View
Have you ever thought about what happens after you die; if there is something after this life? There are many different approaches to whether there is life after death or not, but in this paper we will be looking at the Christian perspective towards the afterlife. Christianity is the largest religion in the world today due to it being branched down into different groups, and it is a known fact that there is no other religion today that has a huge impact on our world to the extent that Christianity does. Christianity's beliefs on the afterlife can be broke down into two main broad groups, those of the Roman Catholic Church, and those of the Protestant Church. Most often, Christian
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4). We become hateful and careless towards ourselves as well as others, inflicting pain on each other and on the rest of creation.
In the film Afterlife, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, the actors did a good job at portraying what their afterlife would be like. Koreeda’s bittersweet, extraordinarily charming vision of what waits after death, souls are processed to regional offices where a group of caseworkers helps them choose the happiest moment of each of their lives, in which they’ll then live for eternity. The counselors guide the dead through this decision, coaxing a young girl away from her fixation on a visit to Disneyland, and giving an elderly man videotapes of his life to prod his memory. Once the moment has been picked, the counselors adorably recreate it, home movie-style — a pilot’s account of flying is done with cotton ball clouds and fans, and we never see what becomes of some of the surely more salacious choices — and that movie, screened, sends the soul off. The civil servant nature of office makes this set-up work — the afterlife is mundane, pragmatic, a little shabby and deeply human, particularly once we learn that each of the caseworkers is himself or herself a soul passed on from life, one unable to choose a memory on which to settle (Watson, 2000, para. 1-3). And in this movie you can see how they portrayed the afterlife so good, and they allowed you to choose one memory to keep.
The last concept that will be
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