Originally Posted by trumptman
In your opinion death brings.... what?
This is the only way peace on Earth can be achieved - the annihilation of all life.
As for what happens, the only way an afterlife is meaningful is if there is such a thing as a human spirit that exists beyond our material body. This has to be present right now but we have no evidence of it.
People usually refer to it as your immortal soul. There is no definition for this mysterious entity though. Ask religious people to define what it is they are trying to help you save and how to know you have one - there is no answer for this.
People generally don't believe animals have one so we have to compare how an animal looks before and after death and how a human looks. The difference between both states in different species is fairly similar. So do animals have this life spirit too? It seems so but we have no reason to believe it's anything beyond the physical world other than that no scientific methods have discovered what causes life nor how to recreate it.
People don't consider gravity to be the soul of the Earth though and yet we don't know what causes it nor how to recreate it - we can only measure its effect.
Some people consider some effects of the soul to be what defines our emotions, our ability to override our basic instincts, our self-awareness but that's the closest they come to separating us from animals.
Suffice to say that whatever happens, it seems obvious we have limitations in our ability to find out. So in a way, for an individual at least, death provides the answer to the ultimate questions that nothing else currently can, even if those answers happen to be that there is nothing more than what we already see and know. That being the case unfortunately, those answers are then unable to be interpreted in a meaningful way by the dead person.