Updated: November 22, 2023
Just recently, I stumbled upon a book written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1918 “The New Revelation”. It was his very first book regarding his views on spiritualism and psychic phenomena. I thought it to be interesting reading, as much of the “evidence” that he collected and retold relating to “life” in the afterlife was no different than what our psychics, mediums, and other metaphysicians tell us these days.
The reality is, we have actually been getting evidence of an afterlife for centuries. Individuals throughout time have actually spoken about ghost entities, visitations from poltergeists, spirits, and interactions from beyond. Stories of reincarnation continue to flood in, lots of them from children who would not have been able to gain access, or the understanding, to envision and produce many of the tales they share. With our modern-day medicines and life-saving medical devices, the incidents of near-death experiences are being increasingly being brought into the open. Truly, just how much more “evidence” do we require?|
And yet … doubters are still plentiful. What’s more intriguing is that numerous surveys, polls, and stats suggest that roughly 80% of the world’s population believes in: life after death, that we have a soul which continues to exist after our “physical” deaths, that there is a Paradise/Heaven, and that there is a creator who monitors us. Out of the 20% left, about half are hedging and have not decided on what to think of it all. That leaves simply 10% of people that we need to “convince and reveal evidence to.” In which case I’m asking this question … Why do we have to show anything to this extremely small minority of individuals?
As I pointed out in the beginning, I had actually simply completed reading Doyle’s “The New Revelation” (you can check out the whole book online). While reading, I encountered an extremely fascinating|intriguing declaration that he made and one which we ought to all consider:
“… we have reached a point where further proof is superfluous, and where the weight of disproof lies upon those who deny. The very people who clamor for proof have, as a rule, never taken the trouble to examine the copious proofs which already exist …”
Isn’t that an intriguing remark made by somebody over a century ago? “… where the weight of disproof lies upon those who deny …” The evidence has actually always been all around us, and the majority of us understand this. Yet, here we remain in the twenty-first century STILL attempting to supply evidence that there actually is a spiritual realm. How about we put the issue of proving to the disbelievers and have them NEGATE the presence of an afterlife? The truth is that they can’t – there’s excessive evidence that suggests that there is more to the presence of “life” than our physical senses can understand. Consider it. Has anybody revealed to you outright evidence that as soon as you pass away, that’s it, game over, absolutely nothing more exists? Yet, doubters continuously spout this theory. Well then, if this holds true, where’s the recorded research study and evidence?
Does life after death exist? The countless fully examined and documented esoteric cases indicate the reality – that there is absolutely something beyond the experiences of our physical world. The believers in a spiritual afterlife actually have absolutely nothing remaining to prove. It’s time we turned the tables and ask that the disbelievers show most of the rest of the world that life ends with our physical death.|Is there life after death? It’s time we turned the tables and asked that the disbelievers provide the proof to the rest of the world that life ends with our physical death.
Oh, by the way, best of luck with that.