McGay saidThere's lots after death. Rot, decay, obscurity, etc.
More seriously, there's just no evidence of it. There's lots of faith about it, but no evidence.
There might not be evidence to YOUR eyes (Oh Lord, you gave them eyes but they cannot see...), but to those of us who've been declared dead, or experienced a near-death or brief-death event and been brought or sent back, there's all the experience in the universe. Might not have anything to do with God, either. But, I have found that those who are very new souls (on their first incarnation) refuse to accept the idea of anything beyond this mortal coil, because they don't instinctively remember it. So sad, and so selfish, too. I've personally been to The Other Side and back, and I can remember it, so to me it's not even a matter of faith, but a matter of fact.
One of our greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein, once said...
"The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt, in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms, this knowledge, this feeling
, is at the center of true religiousness."
McGay, I feel sorry for you. Not because you're not religious; hell, I'm not religious. I feel sorry for you because you don't have the willingness to acknowledge that which is greater than yourself, and that you are so cynical and crass about it in your own blindness that your words are insulting to those of us who do believe or have faith or experience.
I will say though, that too many people allow religion and dogma to interfere with simple faith and spiritual decency, allowing it to be a club to beat others into submission, and that's as bad as having no faith at all.
Frankly, I too, like many Gays, am angry at the religious people who think they can oppress us because their church says gays are sinful. And I do think churches in America should be taxed. I firmly agree with the Separation of Church and State, and we're seeing dogma and intolerance disguised as religion paraded around the country by hateful, stupid people who have no business even believing what they believe (because they haven't earned such a right if they're gonna use it to oppress us) that I, too, have come to a point of great intolerance for many churches and religions.