I think one should have a philosophy in life that has no contradictions to be happy (in the purest sense)....mine's got plenty, but im working on them. i think thats what make philosophers, well, philosophers. they keep discussing, arguing....about things like ethics, morality, life, religion etc and make an effort to reason and come up with a rational philosophy, which makes me respect them, because good thinking is so difficult its almost a skill! And its amazing how so many great philosophers had different opinions about almost everything under the sun yet they are considered 'great philosophers' of all time... now the point of this thread is, i got some more questions (but didnt name it 'strange questions' ...haha, do we have a 'sheepish' smiley in here?) I want to know what you think. this isnt about 'is there god or not? or 'is religion necessary or not?' Im not contesting any believers beliefs. Id like to know how atheists/ agnstics/ go about their philosophy. Im an athiest and against the concept of religion and worship. i dont believe, in spirit(as in ghost...lol) and body being two different things...So here are my questions: why cant a dead man be brought to life? whats the scientific reason? being an atheist i cant justfy this fact. believers easily say: the guy gave up the ghost...and its an irreversible phenomenon. the ghost goes to heaven or hell. (Ha! I find it funny that most believers dont think that animals and plants have 'ghosts' too...) will it ever be possible to to bring a dead person back to life? of course, i mean someone who'se just died, but is healthy and obviously not cremated yet! this happens to be a contradiction thats eating me.