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The Afterlife: A Silly and Dangerous Idea?

These days the idea of an afterlife is derided as either childlike and old-fashioned or downright dangerous.  Belief in an afterlife (the story goes) is motivation for religious extremists to commit acts of evil, right?

But what if it’s more than that?  In this video I take a walk through the ancient and nearly universal idea in an afterlife.